Typology of Russian Regions

Publication date
Tuesday, 29.10.2002

B. Boots, S. Drobyshevsky, O. Kochetkova,, G. Malginov, V. Petrov, G. Fedorov, Al. Hecht, A. Shekhovtsov, A. Yudin


The economic objective of typologization of regions of RF is determined by the need in division of different Subjects of the Federation into homogenous groups in the course of a conducting of cross-regional comparisons or the research into economic processes at the regional level. Hence, the nature of the present project is both independent and, to a certain extent complementary.


Chapter 1. Review of existing research papers on typology of Russian regions
Chapter 2. Methodology of Multi-Dimensional Classification and Regional Typology in RF

2.1. Tasks of Typology and Formal Tools for their Solution
  2.1.1. Problem Identification and Its Formalization
2.2. Features of Formal Tools
  2.2.1 General approach
  2.2.2. Characterization of clustering methods
  2.2.3. Characterization of the methods of discriminative analysis
2.3. Method for Economic Parameterisation
  2.3.1. Task Identification
  2.3.2. Algorithm for constructing a regulation
2.4. The plan of formal analysis
Chapter 3. Multidimensional classification of regions of the Russian Federation
3.1. Classification of regions by their population’s living standards
3.2. Classification of regions by investment activity
3.3. Classification of regions by their economic potential
Chapter 4. Typology of the Subjects of the Russian Federation
4.1. Building economic indicators
  4.1.1. Indicator of interregional differentiation of living standards
  4.1.2. Indicator of regional investment activity
  4.1.3. Indicator of the regional economic potential
4.2. Comparing the results: indicators and cluster analysis
  4.2.1. Interregional differentiation of living standards
  4.2.2. Regional investment activity
  4.2.3. Economic potential
4.3. Types of RF regions
Chapter 5. One alternative approach to typology of the RF regions
Conclusions: Economic Policy Recommendations
Annex 1.
Annex 2.
Annex 3.
Annex 4.


Page setting: A.Astakhov

ISBN 5-93255-071-6

The research and the publication were undertaken in the framework of CEPRA (Consortium for Economic Policy, Research and Advice) project funded by the Canadian Agency for International Development (CIDA).

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