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Investment and Saving in Russian Macroeconomy. Compilation and Analyses of an aggregated SAM for Russia, 1995


  • Yasushi Nakamura


Assessing investment activity is a key to understanding the present Russian economy; the Russian official national accounts, however, do not give very much information on it because of their large statistical discrepancies. Using a matrix balancing method, we construct an aggregated Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), which integrates a Russian Flow of Funds table into the Russian national accounts and contains no discrepancies. Comparing the Russian SAM with Japanese and US SAMs, we find some characteristics of the Russian economy such as: a large current deficit in the non-financial corporation sector, different tax burdens for the institutional sectors, a low level of financial intermediation, and wage arrears as a kind of forced saving.

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  • Yasushi Nakamura, 1998. "Investment and Saving in Russian Macroeconomy. Compilation and Analyses of an aggregated SAM for Russia, 1995," CERT Discussion Papers 9809, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hwe:certdp:9809

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    1. P.G. Hare, 1997. "Investment, Growth and Industrial Renewal in the Transition Economies," CERT Discussion Papers 9701, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
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    SNA; SAM; investment-saving balance; financial sector.;

    JEL classification:

    • P24 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - National Income, Product, and Expenditure; Money; Inflation
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • C69 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Other

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