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On the importance of growth spillovers and regional clustering in the Russian Federation?

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  • Jens K. Perret

    (European Institute for International Economic Relations at the University of Wuppertal)

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Regions differ from each other not only in their economic structure but concerning the impact they have on their neighbors. In the present study interregional spillover activities are analyzed for the regions of the Russian Federation. Instead of knowledge spillovers, more general growth spillovers are accounted for. The time period observed in this study is 1994 to 2008, therefore a large part of the Russian transition period. Using the local Moran's I statistic as a measure of regional spillover activity reveals that only limited spillover activity is present. Additionally, to account for the range of these spillovers, an approach introduced by Bottazzi and Peri (2003) is implemented. It is shown that the spillovers' reach is very limited if present at all.

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  • Jens K. Perret, 2011. "On the importance of growth spillovers and regional clustering in the Russian Federation?," Schumpeter Discussion Papers sdp11001, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
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    Keywords

    Russian Federation; Spillovers; Spatial Economectrics; Clustering;
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    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

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