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Title: Russia's energy policy: A framing comment

Abstract

A prominent specialist on the Russian economy provides a framing comment on two preceding papers entitled 'Russia's Energy Policy' (by Vladimir Milov, Leonard Coburn, and Igor Danchenko) and 'Russia's Energy Policy: A Divergent View' (by Matthew J. Sagers). The author argues that Russia's current energy policy should be viewed as an outcome of competition between three overlapping programs. In this context, he identifies three policy models - the old Soviet, the liberal or oligarchic, and the most recent state capitalist. The latter is currently supported by President Putin, who prioritizes diversification of the country's economy at the expense of diminished investments in the oil and gas sector.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20790904
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Eurasian Geography and Economics; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY POLICY; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; COMPETITION; POLITICAL ASPECTS; ECONOMY; PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; COAL

Citation Formats

Aslund, A. Russia's energy policy: A framing comment. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2747/1538-7216.47.3.321.
Aslund, A. Russia's energy policy: A framing comment. United States. doi:10.2747/1538-7216.47.3.321.
Aslund, A. Mon . "Russia's energy policy: A framing comment". United States. doi:10.2747/1538-7216.47.3.321.
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abstractNote = {A prominent specialist on the Russian economy provides a framing comment on two preceding papers entitled 'Russia's Energy Policy' (by Vladimir Milov, Leonard Coburn, and Igor Danchenko) and 'Russia's Energy Policy: A Divergent View' (by Matthew J. Sagers). The author argues that Russia's current energy policy should be viewed as an outcome of competition between three overlapping programs. In this context, he identifies three policy models - the old Soviet, the liberal or oligarchic, and the most recent state capitalist. The latter is currently supported by President Putin, who prioritizes diversification of the country's economy at the expense of diminished investments in the oil and gas sector.},
doi = {10.2747/1538-7216.47.3.321},
journal = {Eurasian Geography and Economics},
number = 3,
volume = 47,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}
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