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The Great Contractions in Russia, the Baltics and the Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

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The output contractions during the initial transition stages in the Baltics and in Russia and the other CIS countries are examined across several dimensions, and the reliability of the available official statistics evaluated. The depth, length and breadth of the contractions are studied and set against a longer-run historical perspective. The relationship between inputs and outputs as described in a standard accounting framework shows that there is more to the contractions than collapsing investment and shrinking employment. Sharp declines in productivity, reflecting in part transition-related factors, also played a major role.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/32.

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Length: 37
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2000
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/32

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Keywords: Economic growth; Transition economies; Productivity; Former Soviet Union; Baltics; Production; electricity; real gdp; electricity consumption; growth rates; growth rate; electricity use; total factor productivity; residential electricity; total electricity consumption; gnp; growth accounting; consumption of electricity; electrical energy; electrical consumer; case of electricity; total consumption; electricity information; electricity production; growth rate of output; price of electricity;

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  1. World Bank, 2003. "Azerbaijan : Public Expenditure Review," World Bank Other Operational Studies 13825, The World Bank.
  2. Nauro F. Campos & Fabrizio Coricelli, 2002. "Growth in Transition: What We Know, What We Don't, and What We Should," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 470, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
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  7. International Monetary Fund, 2003. "The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country," IMF Working Papers 03/93, International Monetary Fund.
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  12. Brownbridge, Martin & Canagarajah, Sudharshan, 2008. "Fiscal policy for growth and development in Tajikistan," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4532, The World Bank.
  13. Garbis Iradian, 2007. "Rapid Growth in Transition Economies," IMF Working Papers 07/164, International Monetary Fund.

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