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State Support and Prospects for the Development of Agriculture In Russian Regions
State Support and Prospects for the Development of Agriculture In Russian Regions

Author(s): Maria Markhaichuk, Natalia Kovalenko, Andrey Chekunov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy
Published by: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: State support efficiency; agriculture; subsidies; development program; incentives
Summary/Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate whether agricultural production increases dueto state support in the programs and activities on development of agriculture in Russian regions. Design/methodology/approach: Authors have collected data on 85 Russian regions for the2013-2017 years from Unified Interdepartmental Information and Statistical System (EMISS)of the Russian Federation. Panel regressions with fixed effects were employed to estimate theimpact of state support funds amount on the increase in agricultural production using up to threeyears lag. Findings: The regression analysis confirmed statistically significant positive impact of statesupport on the agriculture production in Russian regions. The study showed that state supportfor agriculture is highly effective in the short term, however, its impact increases over time. Research/practical implications: The study results can be used to justify the increase in thebudget funds expenditure to support agriculture, taking into account Russia’s WTOcommitments. Also, they can find practical implications in the formulation of state and regionalprograms for the development of agriculture and other industries for future periods. Originality/value: This study stands out from other studies on the effectiveness of state supportfor agriculture in the Russian Federation by the fact that there were no significant researches,which would confirm a strong positive effect of the support being implemented. The studyproved that state support for agriculture in the Russian Federation has positive effects in shortand medium term.

  • Page Range: 534-545
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English