Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74045
Authors: 
Grigoriadis, Theocharis N.
Torgler, Benno
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 146.2006
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the relative impact of regional energy production on the legislative choices of Russian Duma deputies on energy regulation between 1994 and 2003. We apply Poole’s optimal classification method of roll call votes using an ordered probit model to explain energy law reform in the first decade of Russia’s democratic transition. Our goal is to analyze the relative importance of home energy on deputies’ behavior, controlling for other factors such as party affiliation, electoral mandate, committee membership and socio-demographic parameters. We observe that energy resource factors have a considerable effect on deputies’ voting behavior. On the other hand, we concurrently find that regional economic preferences are constrained by the public policy priorities of the federal center that continue to set the tone in energy law reform in post-Soviet Russia.
Subjects: 
Energy Regulation
Energy Roll Law Reform
Energy Resources
Roll Call Votes
Legislative Politics
State Duma
Russia
JEL: 
Q40
D72
K23
P27
P37
P31
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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