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  1. RUSSIAN ECONOMY AFTER THE 1998 CURRENCY CRISIS • RUSSIA REDUX?   • New Left Review, No. 44, • March-April 2007.

  2. Output is growing, inflation is under control

  3. Unemployment is falling

  4. FOREX increased in 2007 to over $400 billion, but RER keeps growing

  5. The dynamics of HDI in Belarus is better than in Russia, not to speak about China or Cuba

  6. Russia was leading in economic liberalization, while Belarus was lagging

  7. But Belarus and Uzbekistan are doing better (even though they are net importers of fuel), not to mention net exporters like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

  8. Russian growth is lagging behind that of oil exporters and some oil importers

  9. In the 1990s mortality rate rose to the highest level in the postwar period

  10. In the 1990s the murder rate tripled or quadrupled

  11. Relevant papers : http://www.carleton.ca/~vpopov • Shock Therapy versus Gradualism Reconsidered: Lessons from Transition Economies after 15 Years of Reforms. - Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 1, March 2007, pp. 1-31. • Democracy, Quality of Institutions and Economic Growth (co-authored with V. Polterovich). – In: Political Institutions And Development. Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes. Edited by Natalia Dinello and Vladimir Popov. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007. • Reform Strategies and Economic Performance of Russia’s Regions. – World Development, Vol. 29, No 5, 2001, pp. 865-86. • Shock Therapy versus Gradualism: The End of the Debate (Explaining the Magnitude of the Transformational Recession). – Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 42, Spring, 2000, No. 1, pp. 1-57.

  12. Collapse of the public spending

  13. Russia missed the opportunity to use the windfall profits from oil and gas exports to repair the damage done to the public spending in the 1990s

  14. Macroeconomic policy after the crisis

  15. Why real incomes and wages grow faster than productivity?

  16. Macroeconomic policy after the crisis

  17. Macroeconomic policy after the crisis

  18. In 1995-98 exchange rate was pegged to the dollar, inflation fell, but RER increased greatly, and FOREX decreased

  19. Oil prices grow, but GDP growth does not accelerate

  20. Oil pricesin 2006 $ per barrel(1869-2006)