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Institutional Determinants of New Firm Entry in Russia: A Cross-Regional Analysis

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  • Randolph Luca Bruno

    (University College London, Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti, and IZA)

  • Maria Bytchkova

    (London School of Economics and Political Science)

  • Saul Estrin

    (London School of Economics and Political Science, CEPR and IZA)

Abstract

We investigate how the regional institutional environment—in particular, the political environment—affects Russian new firm entry across regions, industries, firm size classes, and time. We find that entry rates in Russia are explained by natural entry rates and the institutional environment. Industries that are characterized by low entry barriers in developed market economies are found to have lower entry rates in regions subject to greater political fluidity, as in the case of gubernatorial change. We also find that higher levels of political fluidity and democracy increase relative entry rates for small-sized firms but reduce them for medium-sized or large ones. © 2013 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Volume (Year): 95 (2013)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
Pages: 1740-1749

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Cited by:
  1. Bessonova, Eugenia, 2010. "Efficiency of Manufacturing in Russia: Effect of Domestic Competition and FDI," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 17(1), pages 106-127.
  2. Kan, Viktoriya, 2010. "Regional Determinants of New Firm Formation in a Transition Economy: The Case of Uzbekistan," PIE/CIS Discussion Paper 490, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  3. Joanna Tyrowicz & Joanna Nestorowicz, 2010. "Cynicism Starts Young: Age and Entrepreneurship over Transition," Working Papers 2010-02, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
  4. Estrin, Saul & Prevezer, Martha, 2010. "A survey on institutions and new firm entry: How and why do entry rates differ in emerging markets?," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 289-308, September.

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