The Baltic Region

2012 Issue №1(11)

Back to the list Download an article

The territorial structure of productive forces of Russian North-West in the 2000—2010s

DOI
10.5922/2079-8555-2012-1-10
Pages
81-88

Abstract

A number of researchers are studying regional specifications of Russia from a variety of different perspectives. Economic geography has developed its own methods of approaching the study of territories, and looks, in particular, at geographical distribution of labour. In this article, we use the framework provided by this discipline to describe the changes in the economy of the Russian North-West in the first decade of the 21st century. We combine publicly available data to propose new methods of evaluation of regional economic efficiency. We also identify and describe new trends of North-West development that have not yet been reflected upon by the researchers in the field. We conclude that, having overcome the crisis of the 1990s, the economy of the Russian North-West displays an overall positive trend of coming back to the territorial structures of the beginning of the 20th century.

Reference

1. Gde v Rossii luchshe zhit'. Osnovnye pokazateli social'no-jekonomicheskogo polozhenija subektov Rossijskoj Federacii v 2010 g. [Where better to live in Russia. The main indicators of socio-economic status of the Russian Federation in 2010],
Rossijskaja gazeta, 2011, no. 5430, 16 March 2011.
2. Informacija o social'no-jekonomicheskom polozhenii Rossii, janvar' —dekabr' 2010 g. [Information on the socio-economic situation in Russia, January —December 2010], 2011, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
3. Nacional'nye scheta Rossii v 1994—2001 godah [National Accounts of Russia, 1994—2001], 2002, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
4. Nacional'nye scheta Rossii v 2003—2010 godah [National Accounts of Russia, 2003—2010], 2011, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
5. Regiony Rossii. Social'no-jekonomicheskie pokazateli. 2003 [Regions of Russia. Socio-economic indicators. 2003], 2003, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
6. Regiony Rossii. Social'no-jekonomicheskie pokazateli. 2007 [Regions of Russia. Socio-economic indicators. 2007], 2007, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
7. Regiony Rossii. Social'no-jekonomicheskie pokazateli. 2010 [Regions of Russia. Socio-economic indicators. 2010], 2010, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.
8. Rossijskij statisticheskij ezhegodnik 2010 [Russian Statistical Yearbook 2010], 2011, Moscow, Federal State Statistics.