2019 (16), №4

Decomposition of the Labor Productivity Dynamics in Donor and Recipient Regions of the Russian Federation

DOI:

10.31063/2073-6517/2019.16-4.24

For citation: 

Pushakrev, A. A., & Sennikova, A. A. (2019). Decomposition of the Labor Productivity Dynamics in Donor and Recipient Regions of the Russian Federation. Zhurnal ekonomicheskoj Teorii [Russian Journal of Economic Theory], 16(4), 869- 874

Abstract:

The aim of this work is to conduct a comparative analysis of factors shaping aggregate labor productivity in Russian regions. The paper considers companies related to agriculture, forestry and fisheries, mining and manufacturing for the period from 2006 to 2015. The aggregated decomposition productivity method is used as the main analysis tool. The results obtained allow us to conclude that the prevailing effect in the growth of total labor productivity in most sectors is manifested through changes in the productivity of individual companies, rather than a redistribution of market shares of companies from less to more productive — both in industries in donor regions and in recipient regions. Moreover, we observe a number of industries where market shares of less productive firms are growing. Such a situation is observed more often in recipient regions and less often in donor regions.

Andrey Aleksandrovich Pushkarev — Senior Lecturer, Department of Econometrics and Statistics; Researcher, Laboratory for International and Regional Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, e-mail: a.a.pushkarev@ urfu.ru).

Anna Andreevna Sennikova — PhD student, assistant, Department of Econometrics and Statistics, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, e-mail: anna.sennikova@urfu.ru).