Energy Regulation, Roll Call Votes and Regional Resources: Evidence from Russia
AbstractThis paper investigates the relative impact of regional energy production on the legislative choices of Russian Duma deputies on energy regulation between 1994 and 2003. We apply Poole?s optimal classification method of roll call votes using an ordered probit model to explain energy law reform in the first decade of Russia?s democratic transition. Our goal is to analyze the relative importance of home energy on deputies? behavior, controlling for other factors such as party affiliation, electoral mandate, committee membership and socio-demographic parameters. We observe that energy resource factors have a considerable effect on deputies? voting behavior. On the other hand, we concurrently find that regional economic preferences are constrained by the public policy priorities of the federal center that continue to set the tone in energy law reform in post-Soviet Russia.
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energy regulation; energy roll law reform; energy resources; roll call votes; legislative politics; State Duma; Russia;
Other versions of this item:
- Grigoriadis, Theocharis N & Torgler, Benno, 2007. "Energy Regulation, Roll Call Votes and Regional Resources: Evidence from Russia," Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series qt8dz4q3vd, Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics.
- Theocharis N. Grigoriadis & Benno Torgler, 2006. "Energy Regulation, Roll Call Votes and Regional Resources: Evidence from Russia," Working Papers 2006.146, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
- P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects
- P37 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Legal
- P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-11-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2006-11-18 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-DCM-2006-11-18 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-ENE-2006-11-18 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2006-11-18 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-POL-2006-11-18 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-REG-2006-11-18 (Regulation)
- NEP-TRA-2006-11-18 (Transition Economics)
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