2019 (16), №4

Foreign Trade Component of the Russian Institutional Matrix



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Maltseva, V. A., Vyalykh, M. A., & Maltsev, Al. A. (2019). Foreign Trade Component of the Russian Institutional Matrix. Zhurnal ekonomicheskoj Teorii [Russian Journal of Economic Theory], 16(4), 849-855


This paper raises the issues of the nature and the specificity of configuration of Russia’s institutional matrix. The authors dispute the widely held view of the “occasional” nature of the institutional choice. Within the framework of the matrix of Muscovy concept, the authors determined one more, element of the Russian institutional matrix — the pattern of foreign trade expansion, which is yet understudied. The manifestations of this pattern and resulting path dependence have largely shaped the expansionist mobilization system of the Russian economic development. The authors believe that this pattern has deeply rooted in the Russian institutional matrix, and its manifestations are still present. The change of this pattern and associated raw-exports-driven model calls for transforming the entire institutional matrix.

Vera Andreevna Maltseva — PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, Research Associate, Centre for the Development of Skills and Professional Education, Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russian Federation; e-mail: vamaltseva@hse.ru).

Maria Aleksandrovna Vyalykh — Research Assistant, Department of World Economy, Ural State Economic University (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation; e-mail: maria.vyalykh@gmail.com).

Alexander Andreevich Maltsev — Doctor of Economics, Professor, Department of World Economy, Ural State Economic University; Lead Research Associate, Institute of Economics, Ural Branch Russian Academy of Sciences (UB RAS); CRIISEA Doctoral Candidate, University of Picardy Jules Verne (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation; Amiens, France; e-mail: almalzev@mail.ru).