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A Core-Periphery Pattern in Russia – Twin Peaks or a Rat’s Tail

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  • Jens K. Perret

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Due to its transition process in the decades 1990 - 2010 Russia has experienced a change in its regional structure. Its design is characterized by a core-periphery structure, where one can see that Russia has more than one economic core. The insight gained from this study is that convergence happens in Russia but only on a minor scale. Most of this economic convergence is a convergence of different convergence clubs becoming more similar or merging in contrast to a divergence inside the clubs. Furthermore, growth spillovers are analysed and it is observed that there are almost no significant positive growth effects across the Russian regions. Therefore, no endogenous forces are dynamic sources of the present regional structure of the Russian Federation.

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  • Jens K. Perret, 2010. "A Core-Periphery Pattern in Russia – Twin Peaks or a Rat’s Tail," EIIW Discussion paper disbei178, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
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    Keywords

    Russian Federation; Clustering; Geographic Structure; Spillovers; Regional Economics; Spaital Econometrics;

    JEL classification:

    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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