Job Creation and Job Destruction in Russia: Some Preliminary Evidence from Enterprise-Level Data

Trinity Economic Technical Paper No. 1/00

44 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2001

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Alessandro Acquisti

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Hartmut Lehmann

University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 2000

Abstract

We study job gross flows in Russia using large enterprise-level data sets from 1997 administrative records of firms in manufacturing and mining, construction and distribution and trade in four representative regions. We show that in 1997 small firms were the most successful at creating jobs while medium and large firms were mainly destroying them. Privatized firms fared no better than state-owned ones whilst new private firms outperformed firms with other ownership type as far as job creation is concerned. However, much of this superior performance seemed to have been related to labor market entry.

Keywords: labor dynamics, economics of transition

JEL Classification: P52, J40

Suggested Citation

Acquisti, Alessandro and Lehmann, Hartmut F., Job Creation and Job Destruction in Russia: Some Preliminary Evidence from Enterprise-Level Data (December 2000). Trinity Economic Technical Paper No. 1/00, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=287495 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.287495

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