Post-Soviet Space: background and the results of regionalization
... и интеграция. Тематическое приложение к еженедельнику «Экономика и жизнь».
regionalization, post-Soviet space, international (macroregional) level of regionalization, subregional level of regionalization, intraregional level of regionalization, regionalization on the country level
Estimating the Development of the Latvian - Estonian - Russian Transboundary Tourism and Recreation Region
... transboundary microregions which have been identified by the authors within the Latvian-Estonian-Russian tourism and recreation mesoregion. The authors employ ten additional criteria proposed in the general conception of transboundary tourism and recreation regions. The article identifies five microregions: Pskov-Pechory- Tartu and Pskov-Izborsk-Cesis (first level), Pytalovo-Rezekne (second level), and Izborsk- Pechory district- Setomaa and Lake Chudskoe area (third level). The authors classify the microregions according to their level of development. The development of the Izborsk-Pechory district-Setomaa ...
The influence of the transport factor on the investment competitiveness of coastal regions in the European part of Russia.
... already been developed or are being developed, are of the greatest potential compared to other regions of the country. It makes perfect sense to set up large economic centers capable of harnessing the benefits of agglomeration and seaside factors in such regions. A tool to improve the level of economic development and investment attractiveness of these regions is the implementation of large trasnsport infrastructure projects. The article analyzes how the implementation of projects under the Federal Target Program “Development ...
Sustainable development of the city territorial capital: adaptive policy through the geography of knowledge
... the most important function, which enables to assess and monitor the ability of territorial innovation systems to generate new scientific knowledge. While the commercialization of knowledge in the territorial context is primarily considered at the regional level as part of the production process, it is more appropriate to consider the knowledge generation at the level of a city where the city is the most important urbanized scientific regional centre. This study aims to assess the territorial distribution ...
An economic complexity analysis of the Kaliningrad region: identifying sectoral priorities in the emerging value creation paradigm
... policies is of paramount importance. Economic complexity (EC) analysis is a new effective tool to address the issue. Its application at a subnational level is, however, limited by methodological problems. To analyse economic complexity at a subnational level, a basic methodology and special software were developed within this study. The object of the research is the exclave Kaliningrad region, whose location makes it possible to capture accurate and comprehensive data on international and interregional trade. Based on the EC analysis theory and practice, the study involved the development of methods, algorithms, and software to form ...
The role of endogenous factor in increase of ocean level for the last 140 years
... principle cycles in the sea level fluctuations were distinguished: a high-amplitude short-term cycle (2—3 years) and a low-amplitude long-term one (40—50 years). The concurrency of two events is traced: short-term cycles and major earthquakes in oceanic regions. It was shown that it is possible to estimate the area and amplitude of the seafloor submergence in the epicenter in relation to changes in water volume. Short-term cycles of sea level fluctuations usually coincide with changes in surface layer temperatures in middle latitudes, which could be regarded as a precursor of anomalous climatic conditions in the Northern hemisphere.
Shepherd A., Wingham D.
Recent Sea-Level Contributions ...
Processes of convergence and divergence in the regions of the European Union: features and qualimetry
... allocated for the development of the EU regions from the EU Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund aiming to reduce regional disparities. The present analysis and the assessment of convergence processes (GDP per capita at purchasing power parity) in the EU regions of NUTS-1, -2, -3 levels in 1995 -2009/2010 help demonstrate the efficiency of these efforts.
1. Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003, on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics ...
Clusters in the institutional perspective: on the theory and methodology of local socioeconomic development
... Studies, no. 33(9), p. 869—884.
30. Markusen, A. 1996, Sticky places in slippery space: a typology of industrial districts, Economic Geography,Vol. 72 (3), p. 293―313.
31. Martin, P., Mayer, T., Mayneris, F. 2011, Public support to clusters: a firm level study of French «Local Productive Systems», Regional Science and Urban Economics, no. 41, p. 108—123.
32. Martin, R., Sunley, P. 2003, Deconstructing clusters: chaotic concepts or policy panacea? Journal of Economic Geography, no. 3, p. 5—35.
33. Morillas, A., Robles, L., Diaz, B. 2011, I-O ...
On the economic security of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave
... level in the Russian Baltic exclave. Possible ways to improve the economic security of the region are considered as well. Official statistics on the dynamics of industrial production and GRP and 28 other socio-economic indicators are used to assess the level of economic security. The region performs well on nine indicators and much worse on 19. Proposals for economic restructuring aimed at more intensive exploitation of regional natural and labour resources are examined along with the region’s prospects as part of the Great Eurasia ...
An economic analysis of the structure of amber processing industry
This paper focuses on the problems of improving the structure of amber processing industry and analyzes the amber industry by segments. The author introduces the notion of level of value added per employee and the level of value added through processing regional natural resources and considers the possibility of recovering rental income from raw amber processing.
1. Веснин В. Р. Стратегический менеджмент : учеб. пособие. М., 2007.
2. Сайт правительства ...
The Baltics and Russian North-West: the Core and the Periphery in the 2000s
This article analyses population changes in North-West regions of Russia (the former North-Western economic zone and the Kaliningrad region) and the Baltics at the level of urban districts and municipalities. The cohort component method is used to analyze the youth population dynamics in the administrative territorial units of this level, which makes it possible to estimate the international (intraregional) migration ...
A methodological approach to the typology of regions on the basis of competitiveness evaluation
This article offers an approach to the typology of regions based on competitiveness as an integral index of socioeconomic development. The author justifies the key criteria of systematization – the level and dynamics of competitiveness.The regions of three federal districts of the Russian Federation were grouped and competitive and problem regions were identified on the basis of earlier (2002-2011) calculated data on competitiveness.
1. Чернова Т. В. Экономическая ...
Matrix Representation of the Kaliningrad Regional Accounts System: Experimental Development and Modelling Prospects
... levels in the changing environment is one of the main objectives of macroeconomic research. Matrices are used in examining the flow of financial resources, which makes it possible to conduct a comprehensive analysis of commodity and cash flows at the regional level. The study identifies key data sources for matrix development and presents its main results: the data sources for the accounts development and filling the social accounting matrix are identified, regional accounts consolidated, the structure of ...
Improving Human Resource Training Policy for the Balanced Economic and Demographic Development of the Kaliningrad Region
... in the economic specialisation complicate an accurate forecast of the need for human resources. The rectification of disproportions requires comprehensive interdisciplinary studies within the demography/education/economy system at all territorial and regional levels, which will make it possible to produce a reliable forecast for each element of the system.
1. Gareev, T. R., Zhdanov, V. P., Fedorov, G. M. 2005, Novaja jekonomika Kaliningradskoj oblasti [The new economy of the Kaliningrad region], Voprosy jekonomiki
The assessment of research and technical potential in the framework of the innovative model of development of regional economy
... the achieved level of innovative activity in the Kaliningrad region as prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an innovative model of economy. This work identifies the problems of the research and technological potential development of the region, as well as a low level of development of the innovative activity in the Kaliningrad region in general and compared to the Baltic Sea region states. The authors also focus on the prerequisites for the development of research and technological cooperation between the Kaliningrad ...
Development of cross-border tourist and recreational regions on the Karelian section of the Russian-Finnish border
... the two countries. The article also examines other tendencies indicative of the formation and development of cross-border tourism and recreation regions along the Russian-Finnish border. The authors identified three cross-border tourism and recreation regions of different development levels: South Karelia, Middle Karelia and North Karelia. South Karelia is a mesoregion with the average annual tourist exchange of about 100 thousand people, which is the average level of tourism development. The total volume of cross-border tourist flows ...
An Attempt to the economic and geographical analysis of the differentiation of the Russian Federation subjects on of the level and dynamics of the retail trade development
... income level of the population and by other factors, since there is no functional dependence between per capita income and the volume of per capita retail trade. Even weaker is the connection between the dynamics of these indicators. The article reveals regional features of the level and dynamics of retail turnover in the context of subjects of the Russian Federation in 2000—2016 through the methods of economic statistical and cartographic analysis. The results of the study are presented in graphs and tables. They can be used ...
Innovative economy in the Baltic Sea region
Innovative activity is carried out at three levels — those of the state, region and a company or a university. This article considers the level of development of knowledge-based economy in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland at each of the three levels, as well as descripes the spatial ...
A spatial study of networking in the Vistula Lagoon region using geoinformation systems
... economic and natural potential of territories — is rapidly developing in Russia under the influence of global processes. Due to its unique geopolitical position, the Kaliningrad region is one of the regions where such networks develop at both the regional and international levels. When studying such forms of cooperation, the traditional methods of social sciences as research tools are not sufficient, which is explained by the dynamic nature of network cooperation as well as the fact that it involves a significant number ...
Economic security of the Russian-Ukrainian border regions of the Russian Federation in modern conditions
The article is devoted to the urgent problem of economic security of the Russian border regions, directly adjacent to Ukraine: Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, Rostov and Krasnodar regions. The study is going to assess the level of economic security in these regions, as well as its dynamics after 2014, taking into account cyclical features and long-term trends that have been in effect since the early 2000s. Having analyzed the research papers and public discourse, the study built the picture of intraregional ...
On digitalization of the Kaliningrad region as an economic security element
... of their internal digitalization, the development of e-commerce and digital networks, information security. The research is carried out in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation in 2010—2018. The results of the study have shown that the level of digitalization of the economy of the Kaliningrad region correlates with the national average. The authors conclude that additional state support is required for the development of the digital economy of the region while implementing an alternative scenario of innovative development.
Social and Economic Space Compression in Border Areas: the Case of the Northwestern Federal District
... and political characteristics of the re-gion. The authors identify the patterns of communicative and physical space com-pression using comparative mapping, statistical and historical research methods, and a model showing the spatial differentiation of regional socioeconomic charac-teristics in the Northwestern Federal District. The study focuses on border areas, where the following key manifestations of compression have been identified: trans-port connectivity, level of agriculture development, and depopulation. All these indicators of space compression process are studied at the municipal level. The authors identify the key features of socioeconomic space compression for the border areas of the Russian Northwest....
The institutional aspects of the discrete investment choice at a regional level (through the example of the SEZ in the Kaliningrad region)
This article considers the institutional aspects of discrete investment choice at the regional level through the example of the SEZ in the Kaliningrad region. The authors analysed the changes of the institution of SEZ throughout the latter's existence as well as the conditions of the economic agent activity within the SEZ. With the help of the ...
The External Economic Factor in the Development of Northwestern Regions: Institutional Support and an Impact Assessment
... procedural and institutional components. The study stresses dependence between the total international trade and internal economic performance of Russia’s North-West. Another focus is an analysis of institutional support for the development factors and the levels and areas of international economic cooperation. The analysis shows that the Northwestern regions’ external and internal economic development is interdependent and there is considerable support for international cooperation at different levels and in different areas. To a degree, this is explained by the federal district’s geographical ...
Competitive effects of low trade barriers: evaluations for the Kaliningrad region
... European prices on the short run dynamics of the regional consumer prices index or prices for certain imported goods. Nevertheless, indirect evidence of competitive effects of foreign trade was found in the course of a comparative analysis of price levels in the regions of the Northwest Federal district: the cost of the standard set of consumer goods and services in the Kaliningrad region is lower than the level defined by the regional per capita income.
1. Avdasheva, S. B., Shastitko, A. E. 2010, Konkurentnaja ...
On the role of government regulation in creating conditions for the development of Russian regions: the case of tariff policy
... structure and production efficiency. The research conducted shows the degree of variation in the level and dynamics of prices and rates in each region and provides a basis for analyzing the conditions of economic development and their comparison at a regional level. The paper shows the impact of tariff policy on the development of regional markets and the creation of conditions for economic development.
1. Бездоговорное убийство. URL: http://expert.ru/northwest/2012/02/bezdogo vornoe- ...
Evaluation of GRP change in the exclave Russian region on the Baltic (1995—2016)
The characteristics of the gross regional product (GRP) play a crucial role in assessing the level and pace of regional development. Given the economic and statistical research of analytical material covering 1995 - 2016,the article compares the dynamics and structure of the GRP of the Kaliningrad region to the corresponding indicators of the aggregate GRP of ...
Cultural and landscape zoning in the North- West Russia
... cultural geography — a relatively recent field of geography. This article considers the problems of geographical study of cultural landscapes of the North-West Russia, which includes Saint Petersburg, the Leningrad, Novgorod, Pskov, and Kaliningrad regions. This article sets out to develop and test the methodology for historical and cultural zoning at the mesogeographical level. The research and practical significance of the work lies in the identification of the features of formation of cultural landscapes in the North-West Russia, which can be used for the development of schemes of protection and rational management ...
Demographic Ranking of the Baltic Sea States
... in Russia], Problemy sovremennoj jekonomiki [Problems of Modern Economics], no 1, p. 85—88.
8. Shmakov, N. A. 2011, Demograficheskie rejtingi polozhenija. Rejtingi regionov RF po urovnju rozhdaemosti [Demographic ratings position. Ratings Russian regions by the level of fertility], Jekonomicheskie nauki [Economics], no. 6, p. 47—50.
9. Shmakov, N. A. 2011, Demograficheskie rejtingi polozhenija. Rejtingi regionov RF po urovnju smertnosti naselenija [Demographic ratings position. Ratings Russian regions by ...
The concept of “network” in the system of basic concepts of regional economic geography
... tradicii i sovremennost' [Socio-economic geography: tradition and modernity], Moscow — Smolensk, 347 p.
3. Bolychev, О. N. 2009, Differenciacija Baltijskogo regiona po urovnju i tempam razvitija roznichnoj torgovli [Differentiation of the Baltic region in the level and pace of development of retail trade], Region sotrudnichestva [Region cooperation], no.1 (53), p. 16—25.
4. Bolychev, O., Mikhailov, A. 2014, Network Transformations in Economy, Balt. Reg., no. 3 (21). DOI: 10.5922/2079-8555-2014-3-3.
Assessing spatial and temporal changes in the landscape vulnerability in the Kaliningrad region as an element of sustainable spatial planning
... Environmental approaches, which gained currency at the legislative level elsewhere in Europe, are virtually absent in the Russian system of spatial planning. This results in the emergence of and increase in the number of nature management conflicts at the regional and local levels and creates problems for using advanced international experience in problem solving. This study aims to establish a methodology for a comprehensive assessment of the Kaliningrad region’s territory according to the degree of landscape vulnerability ...
Introducing Sectoral Models into Regional Management: An Assessment of Regulatory Impacts on the Economy
Regardless of the geography of regions, management at the regional level, both in Russia and the Baltic Sea countries, faces many challenges. Hence, it is necessary to search for new effective economic management tools, since traditional approaches and modeling practices at the regional level are not suitable for either ...
Social Facilitation: the Kaliningrad Region and Russian Mainland Regions
... and inconsistent structure of competence in social facilitation, low motivation for social
activity in youth, and a narrow range of ideas about possible areas of personal activities in the current conditions. Gender differences are identified in the level and structure of competence. The authors believe that certain differences in competence components identified through mathematical methods are determined by the geographical characteristics of the Kaliningrad region — its exclave nature, a relatively small territory, and proximity to the EU countries. It is stressed that the regional conditions affecting motivation, forms and areas of activities, and structure of experience should be taken into account in ...
Structural and Functional Characteristics of the Spatial Development of Rural and Urban Areas in the Northwestern Economic District
... settlements. He stresses the discrepancy between the established population distribution systems and the demographic trends in regional development. It is suggested in the paper that the overcoming of spatial heterogeneity should be considered at the regional level from the perspective of improving the stability of district population distribution systems and strengthening organisational and economic ties between urban and rural areas. The author issues a number of recommendations for overcoming the spatial ...
On the programme of research development in the exclave region
... informacionno-analiticheskoe izdanie. 2009. Moscow.
6. Pravitel'stvo Kaliningradskoj oblasti. [online] Available at: <http://www.gov39.ru> (Accessed 10 March 2011).
Bilchak Vasily, Nosachevskaya Yekaterina
programming, exclave region, research, specific features, regional level
The consumer sentiment: regional aspect
The article in the scientific problems of the development of the regional competitive environment is devoted to methodological issues for evaluating the state of consumer confidence at the regional level. The results of the analysis of domestic and foreign experience evaluation indicators characterizing consumer sentiment. The technique for estimating the consumer sentiment index is described. The article presents the first results of monitoring ...
The Legal Regulation of the EU Immigrant Integration Policy
... the EU is two-tier. General principles are established at the Union level and legally binding rules are formulated at national levels.
1. Апанович М. Ю. Вопросы интеграции мигрантов в Европе // Вестник ... ... the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. URL:
A functional description of the model for the protection of the environmental interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region
... interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region. We analyse the case of the Russian regions located within the Baltic Sea catchment area to test an approach to identifying the region’s boundaries. This approach may be used in modelling the regional level of the legal protection of Russia’s environmental interests in the Baltic region. We identify the environmental interests of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea region, as well as the forms of legal protection of the country’s interests ...
Migration trends in the Baltic region states: the spatiotemporal aspect
This article analyses the migration streams in the Baltic Sea region in 1950—2009. The geography of migration movement is considered at the level of state and at the mesolevel. The author assesses the influence of migration on the socioeconomic situation in the region.
1. Kuznetsova, T. Ju. 2009. Geodemograficheskaja obstanovka v stranah Baltijskogo makroregiona: problemy i perspektivy. ...
Typological differences between the coastal regions of Russia's Western borderlands
... to the coastal regions of the Western Borderlands. To attain the goal, first, the types of regions under study were identified (according to the selected typological features reflecting the main natural and socio-economic characteristics of the regions) then GRP level, structure and growth rates were considered. The analysis resulted in the overall assessment of the socio-economic situation in regions of different types. Considering the typological features of the regions, the prospects for their future development ...
The indicators of sustainable development of rural territories: regional dimension
This article considers the methodological aspects of implementation of the rural area sustainable development concept in Russia. The authors show the advantages of indicative assessment of sustainable development at the regional level. The article presents a methodological approach to the development of sustainable development indicators for rural areas at the regional level.
Доктрины продовольственной безопасности ...
Regulation trends of international cooperation at the regional level
The article reveals major regulation trends of international cooperation at the regional level which being officially adopted are implemented
in the Kaliningrad region. Special attention is given to international agreements, involvement in international programs and projects, information for foreign economic activity and development of euroregions ...
Euroregions as a factor of successful international integration in modern conditions
... Europe. The authors employed the historical-descriptive approach and factual consideration of the cross-border and macro-regional level of interaction between European countries. The main results are as follows. The crisis in several EU countries is associated ... ... the crisis has affected the states that are actively involved in cross-border cooperation projects. The formation of European regions is closely related to the industrial development of their regions. The Post-Soviet space requires a redistribution of ...
Motors for regional development: impact on regional political organizations on the university cooperation in the Baltic Sea region
... co-operation is one of the main aspects of the regional political agenda in the Baltic Sea Region. The article analyzes the political impact of the organizations, as perceived by the universities in the region and political decision-makers on national and regional levels. Based on the success of the OECD in becoming an influential actor in educational policies, this article discusses different strategies for the regional political organizations to enhance their influence.
2002. University Co-operation ...
Systematisation of Objectives and Efficiency Indicators of Regional Executive Authority
Управляемое развитие региона: стратегическое целеполагание: монография. Калининград, 2005.
definition of objectives; regional executive authority, social and economic efficiency, efficiency
indicators, efficiency level.
The labour market of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave amid Covid-19
... manufacturing, hospitality, tourism, estate, transport, and warehousing. The unemployment has gone up, reaching a level above the national average; the number of vacancies is dwindling. Keeping the proportion of out-of-the-region workforce at the usual level may aggravate the situation. Although effective, the measures taken by the regional authorities seem insufficient for an isolated regional labour market.
1. Brada, J. C., Marelli, E., and Signorelli, M. 2014, Introduction: young people and the labor market: key determinants and new evidence, Comp. Econ. Stud., vol. 56, ...
A level of being informed of population on questions of diabetes mellitus is basis of prophylaxis of disease
The aim of the study is to facilitate informationally the social and preventive programs aimed at preserving and improving the health of the population. The study involved 563 respondents, residents of the Kaliningrad region; 22.2 % of them were men and 74.4 % were women. The age of respondents varies from 18 and older. The mean age of the survey participants is 39.8 years of age. The survey participants differently assess their level of DM awareness. Specifically, 48.9 % of respondents consider themselves competent in DM, 44.4 % of respondents note lack of awareness, and 4.6 % of respondents do not have information regarding DM at all. Thus, according to the results ...
Scenarios of increasing the economic efficiency of the Kaliningrad regional transport system
... of the Kaliningrad region is hampered by several factors. This problem, to which we will refer to as a transport deadlock effect, translates into the limited contribution of transport to the regional economy. Particularly, it manifests itself at the level of regional gross value added, where the contribution of transport is much smaller than one might expect given the significant role the industry plays in the economy of the region. In this study, we examine major ways of increasing the economic efficiency ...
Regional Geographic Information Systems of Health and Environmental Monitoring
... environmental risks, better protection of public health and a more efficient environmental monitoring.
1. Avaliani, S. L., Revich, B. A., Zaharov, V. M. 2001. Regional'naya ehkologicheskaya politika. Monitoring zdorov'ya cheloveka i zdorov'ya sredy [Regional environmental policy. Monitoring of health of the person and health of the environment], Moscow, 76 p. (In Russ.)
2. Arhipova, I. V., Veduhina, V. G. 2011. Ekology-geografical mapping in townplanning design of municipal level, InterKarto/InterGIS-17, Ustojchivoe razvitie territorij: teoriya GIS i prakticheskij opyt [Sustainable development of territories: theory of GIS and practical experience], Barnaul, p. 254—258. (In Russ.)
3. Vladimirov, V. A. 2002. Ocenka riska ...
The demographic problems of the Baltic cities: general trends
... Baltic Sea region's cities. It analyses the factors affecting the urban population dynamics in the second half of the 20th — the beginning of the 21st centuries. The authors emphasise the dependence of the Baltic cities on the socioeconomic development level throughout the region as well as intraregional disparities. The article analyses the conclusions drawn in the "Urban audit.2007" report.
1. Kotov, A. Norvezhskij suverennyj fond poterjal 90 mlrd dollarov. [online] Available at: <http://www.rbcdaily.ru/2009/03/12/world/405576> ...