BOFIT Policy Brief 10/2016: Estimating GDP and foreign rents of the oil and gas sector in the USSR then and Russia now
Author(s): Masaaki Kuboniwa
A Soviet legacy for present-day Russia is found in its resource dependency as well as its implicit exposition of resource rents from foreign trade in the
national accounting. Estimating rents from the foreign trade of oil and gas, we demonstrate how large the GDP of the oil and gas sector had been in the Soviet
Union and has been in present-day Russia, as well.
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