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Russian Federation and the IMF
Updated September 22, 2016

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Staff Papers
July 11, 2002 -- IMF Staff Papers - Volume 49, Number 2, 2002 - Explaining Russia's Output Collapse
This paper explores sources of the output collapse in Russia during transition. A modified growth-accounting framework is developed that takes into account changes in factor utilization that are typical of the transition process. The results indicate that declines in factor inputs and productivity were both important determinants of the output fall. The contribution of the productivity drop was critical, but significantly smaller than previously reported.
May 05, 2002 -- IMF Staff Papers - Volume 48, Special Issue, 2001--Falling Tax Compliance and the Rise of the Virtual Budget in Russia by Brian Aitken
May 05, 2002 -- IMF Staff Papers - Volume 48, Special Issue, 2001--Federalism With and Without Political Centralization: China Versus Russia by Olivier Blanchard and Andrei Shleifer