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Kadochnikov S. M., Fedyunina A. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG). NL-3508. Utrecht University, 2013. No. 13.27.
This study investigates the relationship between export structure and economic growth in  Russian regions. We hypothesize that it is not industry variety per se but the variety of  related industries located relatively close to each other in the product space that  significantly contributes to economic growth in Russian regions. The empirical analysis  presented in the paper confirms that the density of the product space around the products  for which a region had a comparative advantage determined the economic development in  Russian regions in the 2003-2008 period. We conclude that the presence of a local related  variety of industries in a region is one of the most important regional factors in economic  development.  
Added: Feb 25, 2014
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Fritsch M., Sorgner A., Wyrwich M. et al. Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG). NL-3508. Utrecht University, 2016. No. 1607.
This paper investigates the persistence of entrepreneurship in the region of Kaliningrad between 1925 and 2010. During this time period the area experienced a number of extremely disruptive shocks including; devastation caused by World War II, a nearly complete replacement of the native German population by Soviets, and 45 years under an antientrepreneurial socialist economic regime followed by a shock-type transition to a market economy. Nevertheless, we find a surprisingly high level of persistence of industry-specific self-employment rates in the districts of the Kaliningrad region. Our analysis suggests that persistence of entrepreneurship is higher in regions with a history of successful entrepreneurship. That is, in regions where a specific industry was particularly efficient and entrepreneurial activity was especially pronounced.
Added: May 6, 2016