Maria Kaneva, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Leading researcher of the International Research Department of Health Care Economics and Health Care Reform of the Gaidar Institute, and Galina Untura, Professor, The Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering within the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, published a monograph “Models for assessing the impact of the knowledge economy on economic growth and innovation in the regions.”

The authors present a methodological approach to assessing the impact of science, innovation and knowledge flows in relation to the main elements of the knowledge economy that ensured the economic growth of the regions of the Russian Federation in 2005–2016. Econometric models with endogenous technical progress have been developed to assess the impact of the knowledge economy sectors, the R&D, education and health, on the rates of economic growth in Russian regions. Nonspatial types of proximity, the cognitive and the structural-technological proximity, between regions have been considered, with quantitative estimates of their impact on the establishment of new knowledge in the regions of the Russian Federation. The monograph is intended for specialists in the field of planning and monitoring of innovation activities, researchers and teachers of the economic universities.

The authors decided on open access to the electronic version of the monograph. It can be downloaded from the following link.