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Regional Specialization And Geographical Concentration Of Industry In Russia


  • Svetlana N. RASTVORTSEVA

    () (Belgorod State National Research University, Institute of Economics)


    () (Belgorod State National Research University, Institute of Economics)


The goal of the research is to analyze spatial economic dynamics by evaluating specialization of the Russian regions and concentration of production in our country. In this article the theoretical basis of the scientific problem is represented for this purpose, the methodical evaluation tools are shaped, the manufacturing industry concentration and specialization of the Russia regions are analyzed. Concentration was estimated as the dynamics of Herfindahl-Hirschman index on the industrial output, capital stock investments, the employment and GDP of regions, the dynamics of Gini index and Krugman concentration index by 12 subsectors of the processing industry. The production concentration which depends on the degree of manifestation of scale effect was analyzed by 97 industrial groups, and indexes CR3 and CR4 were calculated. The regional specialization of Russian industry was estimated through the dynamics of Krugman specialization index. The groups of the most and least specialized regions were defined, wher

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  • Svetlana N. RASTVORTSEVA & Anna S. CHENTSOVA, 2015. "Regional Specialization And Geographical Concentration Of Industry In Russia," Regional Science Inquiry, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, vol. 0(2), pages 97-106, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:hrs:journl:v:vii:y:2015:i:2:p:97-106

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    Cited by:

    1. Ekaterina Aleksandrova & Kristian Behrens & Maria Kuznetsova, 2018. "Manufacturing (Co)Agglomeration in a Transition Country: Evidence from Russia," HSE Working papers WP BRP 186/EC/2018, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    2. Svetlana RASTVORTSEVA & Inna MANAEVA, 2016. "Zipf’S Law Appearance In The Russian Cities," Regional Science Inquiry, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, vol. 0(1), pages 51-59, June.
    3. Demidova, Olga & Kolyagina, Alena & Pastore, Francesco, 2018. "Marshallian vs Jacobs Effects: Which One Is Stronger? Evidence for Russia Unemployment Dynamics," IZA Discussion Papers 12042, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    4. repec:hrs:journl:v:x:y:2018:i:2:p:31-36 is not listed on IDEAS

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    New Economic Geography; industrial concentration; Russian regions;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics


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