Working Papers


  • 11-August-2015

    English

    Non-standard contracts, flexibility and employment adjustment: empirical evidence from Russian establishment data

    This paper examines the use of two forms of non-standard work contracts in Russia with data from an enterprise survey for the years 2009 to 2011. Non-standard work contracts are less costly and more flexible for employers. Internal adjustment in form of wage cuts or unpaid leave is not covered by the Labour Code and earlier practices to impose such measures are less tolerated.

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  • 11-August-2015

    English

    Russia: progress in structural reform and framework conditions 2011-13

    Since 1995 when OECD began conducting Economic Surveys of the Russian Federation many policy recommendations relating to structural reform and framework conditions have been made.

  • 8-April-2015

    English

    Improving transport infrastructure in Russia

    Russia faces very large challenges in modernising its large transport system. Promoting competition in the transport sector is essential, in particular by effectively opening the railway freight market to independent operators.

  • 8-April-2015

    English

    Improving the business climate in Russia

    Reducing the role of the state in the economy and WTO membership should be viewed as opportunities to strengthen competition, and hence provide incentives for productivity improvements, which are urgently required to ensure stronger growth in Russia because of a shrinking labour force.

  • 6-March-2015

    English

    Boosting productivity in Russia: skills, education and innovation

    The labour market in Russia is very flexible. This results in a high and stable overall employment rate, but also high wage inequality, informality and labour turnover, which limits incentives for firms to invest in human capital and productivity improvements.

  • 6-December-2013

    English

    Informal employment in Russia: definitions, incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation

    This paper takes stock of informal employment in Russia analysing its incidence and determinants. Using the regular 2003-11 waves and an informality supplement of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) it develops several measures of informal employment and demonstrates that the incidence varies widely across the different definitions.

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  • 6-August-2013

    English

    Is there convergence of Russia’s regions? Exploring the empirical evidence: 1995–2010

    This paper analyses convergence in per capita gross regional product of Russia’s regions during the period 1995-2010, when regional data are available.

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  • 16-January-2013

    English, PDF, 488kb

    Why do Russian firms use fixed-term and agency work contracts?

    This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.

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  • 26-April-2012

    English

    Income Distribution and Poverty in Russia (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working papers, N°132)

    This publication covered a wide range of issues including: addressing poverty and income inequality;the role of wages in labour market adjustment; improving enforcement of labour laws; investing more in effective ALMPs ...

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  • 2-January-2012

    English

    Russia: progress in structural reform and framework conditions

    In the 16 years since the OECD began conducting Economic Surveys of the Russian Federation, a great many policy recommendations relating to structural reform and framework conditions have been made.

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