Special Vehicles of State Intervention in Russia and Kazakhstan
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- Kalyuzhnova, Y. & Nygaard, C. Comp Econ Stud (2011) 53: 57. doi:10.1057/ces.2010.26
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This paper analyses the interlink between resource revenues and financial sector management in Russia and Kazakhstan. In the absence of a well functioning private financial sector the governments can substitute for the actions of the private actors by introducing dedicated financial vehicles. Specifically, these instruments allow the governments of Russia and Kazakhstan alternatives to direct ownership in their pursuit of national economic priorities. The focus of the paper is on two examples of dedicated state investment vehicles with clear industrial policy remits and roles as agents of their respective governments. The paper distinguishes between crisis management and systemic role of these institutions.