Diagnosing Dutch Disease: Does Russia Have the Symptoms?

34 Pages Posted: 8 May 2007

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Nienke Oomes

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Katerina Kalcheva

Morgan Stanley

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Date Written: May 2007


In this paper, we assess whether recent economic developments in Russia are symptomatic of Dutch Disease. We first provide a brief review of the literature on Dutch Disease and the natural resource curse. We then discuss the symptoms of Dutch Disease, which include (1) real exchange rate appreciation; (2) slower manufacturing growth; (3) faster service sector growth; and (4) higher overall wages. We test these predictions for Russia while carefully controlling for other factors that could have led to similar symptoms. We conclude that, while Russia has all of the symptoms, the diagnosis of Dutch Disease remains to be confirmed.

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Oomes, Nienke and Kalcheva, Katerina, Diagnosing Dutch Disease: Does Russia Have the Symptoms? (May 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=984607 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.984607

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