A new article in Problems of Post-Communism
The article “How Do Russia’s Regions Adjust to External Shocks? Evidence from the Republic of Tatarstan” by Andrei Yakovlev, Lev Freinkman, Sergey Makarov and Victor Pogodaev was published online on the Problems of Post-Communism website
The article was prepared within the framework of the research project "Political Economy of Development: Response of economic actors to changes in institutional environment". It is published online and available for reading: "How Do Russia’s Regions Adjust to External Shocks? Evidence from the Republic of Tatarstan"
The IIMS team congratulates dear colleagues on the publication!
Abstract: Since 2008, tighter budget constraints have forced the Russian federal government to adjust the system governing its relations with the regions. This paper argues that more advanced Russian regions have the potential to develop a constructive response to the recent deterioration in their operational environment. This argument is based on an analysis of the experiences of coping with the external shocks that have occurred over the last 25 years in the Republic of Tatarstan. The paper identifies key factors that have helped the republic successfully tackle previous shocks, such as elite cohesion and internal consensus regarding republican developmental priorities.