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- Modernization and the Russian Economy: Three Hundred Years of Catching Up
- Command Economy and its Legacy
- Russia’s Economic Transformation
- Transformational Recession
- Growth Trends in Russia After 1998
- Institutional Performance
- Corporate Governance in Russia
- The Russian Tax System
- The Unofficial Economy in Russia
- Russian Corruption
- Russia’s Dependence on Resources
- The Russian Oil Sector
- The Russian Natural Gas Sector
- The Russian Electricity Market: Variants of Development
- The Economics of Mineral Resources
- The Challenge of Reforming Environmental Regulation in Russia
- Economics of the Military-Industrial Complex
- Science, High-Tech Industries, and Innovation
- Blame the Switchman? Russian Railways Restructuring After Ten Years
- Russian Agriculture and Transition
- Russian Banking as an Active Volcano
- Financial and Credit Markets
- Russian Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Policy at the Crossroads
- Economic Geography of Russia
- Russian Fiscal Federalism: Impact of Political and Fiscal (De)centralization
- Regional Challenges: the Case of Siberia
- Labor Market Adjustment: is Russia Different?
- Higher Education Reform and Access to College in Russia
- Russia’s Health Care System: Difficult Path of Reform
- Poverty and Inequality in Russia
- Recent Demographic Developments in the Russian Federation
Abstract and Keywords
The combination of high achievement in all measures of educational attainment with laggard levels of labor productivity is a peculiar legacy of post-Soviet Russia that has given the impetus for reform of its higher education system. The chapter analyzes the development of a mixed (two-track) system of higher education admission and financing in Russia whose unique feature is an extreme form of merit-based price discrimination and examines the implications of this system for the distribution and sustainability of educational attainment in Russia. International comparisons to alternative systems of higher education provision are discussed from the standpoints of accessibility and efficiency.
Michael W. Kaganovich is a Professor and Chair in the Economics Department at Indiana University, Bloomington. His main research focus is on Growth Theory, particularly the models of human capital and education.
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