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Inclusive Growth and Regional Resilience in Russia

The article presents a methodology for inclusive growth assessment in the Russian regions by building an appropriate comprehensive index. We seek to understand how, in a few years, economic growth, based on high energy prices, has reduced inequality, poverty and environmental pressures in the regions, and what trends have emerged in recent years. The article shows that a number of the most developed regions, e.g. Leningrad, Tyumen, Kaluga, Voronezh and Moscow Oblasts, the Republic of Tatarstan, St. Petersburg, have significantly improved their performance, especially in the field of increasing longevity, growing income, reducing the environmental burden. But in the period from 2012 to 2015, the value of the inclusive growth index in Russia fell to the level of 2007, and its differentiation between regions has increased dramatically. Accordingly, the results of a decade work to improve the susta­inability and equity of regional devefopment have been partially nullified. In 2016, the index recovered to the level of 2011. For policy recommendations, it is important that the regions, where economic growth was accompanied by positive externalities in social and environmental sectors, were more resilient to external shocks. The developed index makes it possible to assess the dynamics and differentiation of socio-economic development of regions in terms of susta­inability and inclusiveness.

Barinova V. A.

Земцов С. П.

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