On the 27-30th of August, Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Gaidar Institute took part in the 59th Congress of the European Association of Regional Science, which was held in Lyon (France).
The expert made presentations in two sections, and was also the moderator of the section “Innovations and Entrepreneurship”.

The report in the section was devoted to the risks of the 4th industrial revolution assessed the share of jobs exposed to automation in the regions of Russia. For Russia as a whole, this estimate does not exceed half the workforce, but for the regions of the North Caucasus and a number of manufacturing centers, the risks are higher.

Presentation to the report

More information about the research results can be found in the articles:
  • Zemtsov S., Barinova V., Semenova R. (2019) The Risks of Digitalization and the Adaptation of Regional Labor Markets in Russia. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 13, no 2, pp. 84–96. DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2019.2.84.96
  • Zemtsov S. Will robots be able to replace humans? Automation risk assessment in the regions of Russia // Innovations. 2018. No4. S. 2-8. (rus)
  • Zemtsov S. Robots and potential technological unemployment in the regions of Russia: study experience and preliminary estimates // Voprosy Economiki. 2017. No. 7. S. 142-157 (rus)
The report in the section devoted to the development of innovations and entrepreneurship in the regions revealed the role of institutional conditions and innovative potential of Russian regions in their development. Based on econometric calculations, the significance of these characteristics for regional development in Russia is shown.

Presentation to the report

More information about the results of the study can be found in the article:

Zemtsov S.P., Smelov Yu.V. (2018) Factors of regional development in Russia // Journal of the New Economic Association. Volume 4, No. 40, p. 84-108 DOI