National Interests: Priorities and Security

Transregional conflict of interests in the Russian economy

Vol. 14, Iss. 6, JUNE 2018

Received: 27 February 2018

Received in revised form: 16 March 2018

Accepted: 31 March 2018

Available online: 15 June 2018


JEL Classification: E13, E43, G18, G21, R12

Pages: 1005–1019

Smirnov V.V. I.N. Ulianov Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russian Federation

Mulendeeva A.V. I.N. Ulianov Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russian Federation

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Importance The article focuses on the transregional conflict of interests in the Russian economy.
Objectives We conduct a systems analysis of what inflicts the transregional conflict of interests in the Russian economy due to unequal growth rate of Gross Regional Product per capita, Industrial Production Index, number of enterprises and organizations, unemployment, demographic burden.
Methods We apply fundamental principles of the theory and practice of a systems analysis, economic laws, scientific findings on the equal and unequal development of economy, origination and resolution of conflicts.
Results We identify regions that experience conflicts and not. In the Russian economy, the transregional conflict of interests results from controversies of the State policy for sustaining highly subsidized regions in the long-term planning horizon. This attributes the other regions to the conflict group.
Conclusions and Relevance The substance of conflict-driven regions is that they are reluctant to break up with their highly-subsidized status impeding real investment. Regions should avoid the passive development, curb any reasons for it, thus paving the way for reducing the number of conflict-laden regions. The findings can be used to form and adjust the national policy for economic stimulation of the Russian regions and improving the respective mechanism.

Keywords: transregional conflict, equilibrium, region, growth rate


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