Subject This article deals with the issues related to the economic security of regional systems. Objectives The article aims to consider the concepts and terminology used in the field of economic security and examine the contents of the concept of economic security of the regional system. It also aims to classify the subjects of the Russian Federation taking into account the basic criteria of economic security of complex socio-economic systems. Methods For the study, we used the methods of systems and cluster analyses, synthesis, classification, and the analog approach. Results The article presents an original definition of economic security in terms of a systems-based approach. Based on the identified economic security of the region as a complex socio-economic system, it defines certain criteria for developing a new typology of regional systems. Conclusions Making the concept of economic security of the region more concrete and a new typology based on the criteria described will contribute to the development of regional policy activities and determine priorities in the economic development of the Russian Federation subjects.
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