Transition in Regional Capitals Along the Volga

Posted: 7 Jul 2002

See all articles by Martha de Melo

Martha de Melo

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gur Ofer

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics

Plamen Yossifov

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Abstract

A group of researchers led by two prominent Western economists examines the experience of 10 regional capitals along the Volga River following the disintegration of the USSR, during a period of significant transition in the municipal (government) and economic functions exercised by Russian cities. The authors survey general similarities in these cities? fiscal functions, privatization, and economic development, as well as place-specific differ-ences (e.g., unique resources, strong/weak government) contributing to divergence of eco-nomic conditions among them during the post-Soviet period. The study combines official data on economic performance, employment, and municipal budgets with fieldwork-based case studies, interviews, and survey research.

JEL Classification: H72, R11, R51, R58

Suggested Citation

de Melo, Martha and Ofer, Gur and Yossifov, Plamen, Transition in Regional Capitals Along the Volga. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=202375

Martha De Melo

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Gur Ofer (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics

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Israel

Plamen Yossifov

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

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