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Institutional constraints and economic development

Evsey Gurvich

Russian Journal of Economics, 2016, vol. 2, issue 4, 349-374

Abstract: This article is an attempt to find a grounded answer to the question of why many large-scale economic development programs worked out in Russia from 2000 through 2010 have failed to yield the expected results. To this end, the author has diagnosed the Russian economy, including a comparative analysis against 20 countries at similar levels of development and analyzed both the Russian and global experience in developing and implementing economic programs. The author concludes that the development of the Russian economy is currently hindered by a rigid institutional framework and that growth cannot accelerate without removing it as part of the political process. Based on the analysis of various types of institutional reforms, specific measures are proposed that can ensure the country's evolutional development and can mitigate the economic and social risks threatening Russia if the status quo is maintained.

Keywords: economic reforms; economic programs; institutions; growth diagnostics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D02 E02 O11 P26 P27 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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