The State, Informal Networks, and Financial Market Regulation in Post-Soviet Russia, 1990–2008

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The article examines how informal networks inside the Russian state influenced the formation and further development of the country’s financial markets during the 1990s and 2000s. The main argument is that the activities of these networks made it difficult to implement any coherent state regulation policy in the field. At the same time, rivalry between competing informal networks and different organizations contributed to institutional development and some improvements. The result was a dualist institutional structure of the Russian speculative financial markets that reproduced itself throughout the period in question. The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted at Moscow-based financial institutions.

The State, Informal Networks, and Financial Market Regulation in Post-Soviet Russia, 1990–2008

in The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review




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    The rts Stock Market Index between 1995 and 2012

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    The main Russian financial market actors (since the mid-1990s until 2011)

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