Материалы XIII международной научно-практической конференции «Наука в современном информационном обществе», 3-4 октября 2017 г., North Charleston
We propose a method of specification of stochastic production function models for solving problems related to the ranking of objects by the level of technical efficiency at production-regional level. The described method takes into account potential dependence between the random components of the error. Based on actual data on 80 sub-federal units of the Russian Federation grouped according to the basic characteristics of the GRP structure, an empirical analysis of the influence of possible dependence of the error components on the values of regions’ technical efficiency was carried out in accordance with the developed specification scheme. The main types of problems where it is possible to use the premise of the independence of the random error components were described.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.