Economic Research Report No. (ERR-228) 45 pp

April 2017

Productivity Growth and the Revival of Russian Agriculture

Russia's agricultural total factor productivity in 1994-2013 reveals that output specialization has been a key feature of agricultural recovery in the transition to a market economy. Some districts specialized more in grains and oilseeds, others in animal products. The fastest productivity growth occurred in the South, which emerged as Russia's most important agricultural district.

Keywords: agriculture, agroholdings, Russia, total factor productivity, TFP

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