Date and location

  •   June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
  •   HSE University St. Petersburg, Russia

Conference details

RSA Russia Special Session: Regional and Urban Development in Russia and other CIS countries: Comparative Studies

Abstract
 
Regions (and cities/metropolitan areas) of Russia and other big CIS countries vary significantly not only by their level of economic and social development, but also by rates of economic growth and by factor endowment. Empirical studies of regional/urban development patterns in Russia/CIS countries and analysis of factors, influencing development of different types of cities and regions, are in focus of this section. Such studies, obviously, should be based on economic theory and proved by empirical evidence. Comparative studies of Russian/CIS countries regions may be amended explicitly or implicitly by comparisons with regional diversity and development factors in other countries.  
 

Organizers, their affiliations and contact details

Leonid Limonov, Chair, Russian Division of the Regional Studies Association (RSA-Russia), NRU HSE-St Petersburg, Leontief Centre, Russia; limonov@leontief.ru.

Keywords

Regional development, metropolitan areas, agglomeration, foreign trade, investment, entrepreneurship, institutions, diversity, urban system, CIS countries, regions of Russia, local government, spatial structure.

Chairperson and their affiliation

Leonid Limonov, Chair, Russian Division of the Regional Studies Association (RSA-Russia), NRU HSE-St Petersburg, Leontief Centre, Russia.

Speakers/Panelists and their affiliations, presentation titles

  • Eugenya Kolomak, Me RSA, Novosibirsk State University, Russia – The Post-Soviet Evolution of the Russian Spatial Structure
  • Serguey Afontsev, RAS Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russia – Russian Regions in Foreign Trade: Pivot to the East or Return to the West?
  • Masaaki Kuboniwa, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan – The Impact of the Automobile Industry on Russian Regions
  • Leonid Limonov, Marina Nesena, RSA Russia, NRU HSE-St Petersburg, Leontief Centre, Russia – The Role of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Social and Economic Development: Russian Regions in Comparative Perspective.
  • Natalia Vlasova, Ural State University of Economics, Russia – Comparative analysis of the agglomeration development policy in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan
  • Irina Turgel, Corp MeRSA, UrFU, Russia  – Local Government in Russia: Stages and Results of  Reforms
  • Stephan Zemtsov (MeRSA), V.Barinova, J.Tsareva – RANEPA, Russia – What regional factors are more important for entrepreneurship in Russia: institutions or geographical position?

Sessions in Collaboration with the RSA

Regional issues C2 – Chaired by: Leonid Limonov

Regional and Urban Development in Russia and other CIS countries: Comparative Studies II (session in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association)

  • Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) – The Impact of the Automobile Industry on Russian Regions
  • Natalia Vlasova (Ural State University of Economics) – Comparative analysis of the agglomeration development policy in Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan
  • Marina Nesena (ICSER “Leontief Centre”, HSE University St. Petersburg), Leonid Limonov (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER “Leontief Centre”) – The Role of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Social and Economic Development: Russian Regions in Comparative Perspective. Presented by: Marina Nesena, Leonid Limonov
  • Irina Turgel (Ural Federal University) – Local Government in Russia: Stages and Results of Reforms
  • Sergey Afontsev (Institute for World Economy and International Relations) – Russian Regions in Foreign Trade: Pivot to the East or Return to the West?

Regional issues D – Chaired by: Leonid Limonov

Regional and Urban Development in Russia and other CIS countries: Comparative Studies I (session in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association)

  • Adelia Fatikhova (Lomonosov Moscow State University & RANEPA), Andrei Shastitko (Lomonosov Moscow State University & RANEPA) – The «company towns» phenomenon: new applications. Presented by: Adelia Fatikhova
  • Evgeniya Kolomak (Institute of Economics & Industrial Engineering Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) – The Post-Soviet Evolution of the Russian Spatial Structure
  • Evgeny Bezhin (HSE University St. Petersburg), Aleksandr Travin (HSE University St. Petersburg) – Main Features of the Innovation Infrastructure Development Model of the Russian City: Case of St. Petersburg. Presented by: Aleksandr Travin
  • Stepan Zemtsov (RANEPA), Vera Barinova (RANEPA), Julia Tsareva (RANEPA) – What regional factors are more important for entrepreneurship in Russia: institutions or geographical position?. Presented by: Stepan Zemtsov

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HSE University St. Petersburg, Russia