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Finance & Development
December 01, 2003 -- Country Focus: The Commonwealth of Independent States -- Finance & Development - December 2003 - Volume 40 - Number 4
A decade after starting their transition to market economies, the CIS countries have achieved impressive economic growth but need to implement further structural reforms to strengthen the investment climate; a statistical analysis illustrated with six graphs.
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September 01, 2001 -- Finance & Development, September 2001 - Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Russia
By Nadezhda Bikalova - Although Russia is legally a federation, it has experienced serious problems in developing and maintaining satisfactory fiscal relations between its central government and regional and local governments. How have these problems arisen, and what steps might make Russia's fiscal federalism work better?
June 01, 2001 -- Finance & Development, June 2001 - Competition and Business Entry in Russia
By Harry G. Broadman - Despite privatization, robust competition is still lacking in much of Russia's industrial sector, stifled by excessive concentration, vertical integration, and geographic segmentation. Many established firms enjoy protection from new (and potential) rivals. Reforming anticompetitive business structures and lowering barriers to entry are key to Russia's post-privatization reform program.
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - The Modernization Challenge Facing Russian President Putin
By Andrei Nesterenko: Having established and strengthened basic market and democratic institutions during the 1990s, Russia became an emerging market country that badly needs a modernization breakthrough. How can the government of President Vladimir Putin attain this goal?
September 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, September 2000 - Building Treasury Systems
By Barry H. Potter and Jack Diamond: Most OECD countries rely on treasury systems operated by their finance ministries to manage government finances. The Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, which did not have comparable systems, are building them from scratch.
June 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, June 2000 - Stakeholders, Governance, and the Russian Enterprise Dilemma
By Raj Desai and Itzhak Goldberg: Over the past decade, Russia's efforts to achieve economic growth and restructure its economy have been seriously hampered by a dearth of investment and the proliferation of barter and arrears. Given current conditions, how might Russian economic reform efforts best be supported?
June 01, 1999 -- Finance & Development, June 1999 - Lessons of the Russian Crisis for Transition Economies
Guest Author Yegor Gaidar says that soft budget constraints and weak administrative controls brought Russia to the brink of hyperinflation. The lesson is to disinflate rapidly and to impose hard budget constraints quickly.
December 01, 1998 -- Finance & Development, December 1998 - Monetary Policy in Russia
By Tomás J.T. Baliño - Over the last few years, Russia has succeeded in developing the tools to carry out an effective monetary policy in a market economy. What monetary policy instruments has the central bank used to achieve this objective, and what lessons has it learned in the process?
September 01, 1998 -- Finance & Development September 1998 - Energy Tax Reform in Russia and Other Former Soviet Union Countries
By Dale Gray - The taxation of oil and gas production and consumption has become an important fiscal issue in most countries of the former Soviet Union. How can these countries modify the taxation of their energy sectors to increase fiscal revenues, improve efficiency, and encourage foreign investment?