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Taxation of natural resources and economic growth in Russia's regions

Economic Systems. 2015. Vol. 39. No. 2. P. 317-338.
Alexeev M., Chernyavskiy Andrey.

We examine the impact    of natural resourses on economic growth in Russia's regions since the introduction of mineral tax in 2002. Using novel measures of regional natural resource rents (mineral tax collections), we demonstrate that non-hydrocarbon wealth has had a slightly positive and hydrocarbon wealth has had no to a slightly negative effect on regional growth since 2002, althouth  mineral-rich regions are richer than outher regions/