BOFIT Discussion Papers, Institute for Economies in Transition, Bank of Finland
An empirical note on growth and convergence across Russian regions
Abstract: This empirical note uses publicly available Goskomstat
data to investigate income growth and convergence across Russian regions.
Using data for 1992-2001, we find strong sigma divergence simultaneously
with beta convergence. he results indicate that per capita income in
Russian regions may be converging towards two separate steady states. The
poorest regions seem to be converging among themselves, while growth
experiences among other regions have been highly heterogeneous.
Keywords: convergence; divergence; Russia; regions; growth; (follow links to similar papers)
28 pages, August 1, 2003
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