Regional Integration and Economic Convergence in the Post‐Soviet Space: Experience of the Decade of Growth

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Alexander Libman

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Evgeny Vinokurov

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

This article examines the dynamics of regional integration and economic convergence in the post‐Soviet world during the period 1999–2008, both considered as a whole and on the level of individual country groups. While the trade integration experienced a negative trend, at the same time one can observe an unprecedented expansion of labour migration – thus suggesting that integration of factor flows can outperform integration of markets for goods and services, at least in this specific case. Clustering processes of the post‐Soviet states for economic convergence and for economic integration seem to be unaffected by each other.

Suggested Citation

Libman, Alexander and Vinokurov, Evgeny, Regional Integration and Economic Convergence in the Post‐Soviet Space: Experience of the Decade of Growth (January 2012). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 112-128, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1969237 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02209.x

Alexander Libman

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management ( email )

Adickesallee 32-34
Frankfurt, 60322
Germany

Evgeny Vinokurov

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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