Drivers of concentration of economic activity in Russia's regions

Автор: Rastvortseva Svetlana Nikolaevna, Ternovskii Denis Sergeevich

Журнал: Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast @volnc-esc-en

Рубрика: Spatial aspects of territorial development

Статья в выпуске: 2 (44) т.9, 2016 года.

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The uneven distribution of economic activity in Russia promotes the differentiation of its constituent entities by level of development. Regions are independent participants of economic relations, and they often act as competitors rather than partners. Agglomeration effects arise in more successful regions and contribute to the concentration of resources, manufacturing enterprises, service providers, skilled workers, and scientific and technological knowledge. The aim of the study, the results of which are reflected in the paper, is to identify the factors and assess their impact on the concentration (dispersion) of economic activity on the basis of Russia's regions. The paper describes the benefits of agglomeration processes from the standpoint of economic geography, allocation theory and international trade theory. The concentration of economic activity in Russia's regions is estimated by the Herfindahl-Hirschman index of industrial production taking into consideration the volume of investments in fixed capital and the number of people employed in the economy in Russia's regions in 1990-2013...

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Concentration of economic activity in the region, regional specialization, new economic geography, distribution of productive forces

Короткий адрес: https://readera.org/147223815

IDR: 147223815   |   DOI: 10.15838/esc.2016.2.44.9

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