Oil and gas:a blessing for few hydrocarbons and within-region inequality in Russia


Building on earlier work on regional inequality in Russia (Fedorov 2002; Gaddy and Ickes 2005; Bradshaw 2006 and others) we investigate a novel line of research, i.e. to demonstrate that the regional oil and gas abundance is associated with high within-region inequality. We show empirically that hydrocarbons represent one of the leading determinants of an increased gap between rich and poor in the producing regions. We discuss a possible cluster of geographic, economic and political factors underlying the phenomenon.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: inequality,oil,gas,regions,Russia,state capture
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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 10:42
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PURE Output Type: Working paper
Published Date: 2007-09
Authors: Buccellato, Tullio
Mickiewicz, Tomasz (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5261-5662)



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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