Measuring the Level of Economic Non-Freedom and Its Impact on the Economy of Russia


Work is devoted to studying of economy development regularities which are executed in Russia. A method for determining the level of economic non-freedom consists in obtaining the values of the relative profit when zero the number of employees the enterprise. 32 countries of the world have used published statistic data, for Russia, the specified methods have been added to two more. One is based on information from managers and business owners, and second on poll direct participants of economic processes. Averaging of these sizes allowed to define the level of economic non-freedom in Russia as 48.9%.

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S. Surkov, "Measuring the Level of Economic Non-Freedom and Its Impact on the Economy of Russia," Modern Economy, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2013, pp. 584-591. doi: 10.4236/me.2013.49062.

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