Soviet Regions Revisited : A Note on Trends in Regional TFP

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Soviet Regions Revisited : A Note on Trends in Regional TFP
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This paper examined TFP growth-rate differentials across Soviet regions and the percentage share of TFP contribution to industrial development by region. TFP can be regarded as an indicator of technological development;hence,it may be supposed that high TFP growth rates would be observed in advanced areas. However,such regions as Russia and the Baltic states showed rather low TFP growth,whereas the percentage share of TFP contribution to growth in these areas was large. This may be attributable to the equalization-oriented Soviet governmental policy,which brought about the introduction of newly developed technology to peripheral regions. On the other hand,these developed regions were already abundant in social capital but had very low population growth rates;therfore,these material inputs played only a limited role in development processes in Slavic / Baltic states. In this regard,this paper somewhat clarified the inefficient development policy implemented during the Soviet era.

Author
著者 Kumo Kazuhiro
著者(ヨミ) クモ カズヒロ
著者(別表記) 雲 和広
Publication Title
研究年報
Volume
40
Start Page
109
End Page
135
Publisher
香川大学経済学部
Published Date
200103
ISSN
0451-2081
NCID
AN00076010
Resource Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Language
eng
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香川大学
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