Regional Disparities and Transfer Policies in Russia: Theory and Evidence

Author/Editor: Dabla-Norris, Era ; Weber, Shlomo
Publication Date: December 01, 2001
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Summary: In this paper we examine economic disparities across regions in Russia and offer a theoretical treatment of various transfer rules between different regions. We analyze the principle of partial equalization, which implies that the more depressed regions should be subsidized by the more advantaged regions, but, the burden on more prosperous regions should not be excessive. Although, contrary to the partial equalization principle, the gaps between the richer and poorer regions have widened since the transition, there are some signs that this trend could be reversed.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/199
Subject(s): Economic conditions | Russian Federation | Transfer of real resources | Economic models

Author's Keyword(s): Russia | regional disparities | horizontal imbalances | transfers
Publication Date: December 01, 2001
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1992001 Pages: 23
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