Structural change, expanding informality and labour productivity growth in Russia
Intensive growth, structural change and expanding informality has characterized many developing and emerging economies in recent decades. Yet most empirical investigations into the relationship between structural change and productivity growth overlook informality. This paper includes the informal sector in an analysis of the effects of structural changes in the Russian economy on aggre-gate labour productivity growth. Using a newly developed dataset for 34 industries covering the period 1995–2012 and applying three alternative approaches, aggregate labour productivity growth is decomposed into intra-industry and inter-industry contributions. All three approaches show that the overall contribution of structural change is growth-enhancing, significant and attenuating over time. Labour reallocation from the formal sector to the informal sector tends to reduce growth through the extension of informal activities with low productivity levels. Sectoral labour realloca-tion effects are found to be highly sensitive to the methods applied.
Research target: Economics and Management
Priority areas: economics
, Structural change, expanding informality and labour productivity growth in Russia / Высшая школа экономики. Series WP BRP "Economics/EC". 2017. No. 168.
Recent decades have been years of intensive growth, structural change and expanding informality for many developing and emerging economies. However, in exploring the relationship between structural change and productivity growth, most empirical studies ignored informality. This paper explores how structural change in the Russian economy 1995–2012 affects aggregate labour productivity growth, taking into account the ...
Added: August 9, 2017
, Review of Income and Wealth 2020 Vol. 66 No. 2 P. 394-417
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Added: March 9, 2019
, , When high growth is not enough: Rethinking Russia’s pre-crisis economic performance / Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition. Series DP "BOFIT Online". 2014. No. 6.
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Added: June 7, 2014
, Производительность и оплата труда: немного простой арифметики / Высшая школа экономики. Серия WP3 "Проблемы рынка труда". 2014. № 01.
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Added: January 15, 2020
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Added: November 10, 2020
, , , М. : Библио-глобус, 2017
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, , , СПб. : ИД "Троицкий мост", 2021
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Added: November 22, 2018
, Russia's Water Resources 2030: Policy Recommendations / National Research University Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Basic research program". 2015. No. 44.
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Added: August 31, 2015
, , , Foresight 2017 Vol. 19 No. 5 P. 528-540
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Added: September 25, 2017
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Added: June 23, 2017
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Added: February 25, 2013
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, The Interaction of Grassroots Communities and Local Authorities in Russia / Высшая школа экономики. Series EC "Economics". 2015. No. 97.
Taking into consideration the underdevelopment of the Russian civil community it is of essential interest to touch upon local communities (known as TOS). Local governments and TOS communities could provide similar services and as such cooperate or compete with each other. Community initiatives could supplant poorly performing government services, or governments could outsource to communities ...
Added: July 28, 2015