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Spatial and regional economics: unresolved problems

The paper analyzes a current state of regional studies in Russia for the purpose of identifying the common trends and key problems discussed in the course of the scientific debates. The author describes the structure of scientific knowledge and different approaches used to define scientific problems concerning regional processes and forecasts of the regional development. The author also identifies the most perspective directions in the regional studies such as those concerning the problems of quantification and measurement of the economic space; assessment of how the institutional context impacts on the quality of economic development; and correlation between the population location, sustainable development, integration into the world economy and economic restructuring. In the author’s opinion, a thorough study of such problems will allow the authorities to make reasonable choice of the objectives and instruments to make the proper regional policies.

Klistorin V. I.

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