Economic Growth and Inequality

Empirical Analysis for the Russian Regions

  • Vadim Kufenko

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Vadim Kufenko
    Pages 4-41
  3. Vadim Kufenko
    Pages 42-61
  4. Vadim Kufenko
    Pages 62-86
  5. Vadim Kufenko
    Pages 87-91
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 93-111

About this book


Vadim Kufenko provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of various aspects of economic growth and income inequality in the Russian regions using different estimation techniques from the cross-section OLS and logistic models to dynamic panel data system GMM. The general period for the data is 1995-2012. Acknowledging the crucial role of human capital, the author models the brain-drain using game theory and shows that the owners of human capital may have monetary as well as institutional motives. He states that the income gap between the regional elite and the population is a robust positive determinant of the risk of protests.


  • Convergence, Catching Up and Regional Disparities
  • Empirical Analysis of Economic Growth: Cross-Section and Dynamic Panel Data Models
  • Human Capital and the Resource Curse
  • Income Inequality as a Determinant of Protests

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of growth empirics, application of econometric methods and tests in the sphere of growth economics, and in the modern Russian economy
  • Practitioners in these areas

The Author

Vadim Kufenko is a research assistant at the Department of Economics at University of Hohenheim.



Cross-Section Dynamic Panel Data System GMM Game Theory Human Capital Resource Curse

Authors and affiliations

  • Vadim Kufenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für VolkswirtschaftslehreUniversität HohenheimStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08082-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08083-9
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