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Digest Finance

A method to measure activities in the digital economy

Vol. 25, Iss. 3, SEPTEMBER 2020

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Received: 8 July 2020

Received in revised form: 20 July 2020

Accepted: 1 August 2020

Available online: 29 September 2020


JEL Classification: B26, C15, C18, F01, L81

Pages: 261–273


Butenko E.D. North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU), Stavropol, Stavropol Krai, Russian Federation


Isakhaev N.R. North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU), Stavropol, Stavropol Krai, Russian Federation

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Subject. We make our own method to evaluate the economic value of activities as part of the digital economy and examine its impact on the national economy and Russia’s GDP, in particular. The article presents the digital economy of Russia in figures. We make suggestions on the use of new sources of data, methods for data collection and processing, which would be consistent with the modern digital reality.
Objectives. We carry out our own comprehensive study into the measurement of the digital economic activity, present our own method and the respective outcome.
Methods. Considering specific goals and objectives, we applied economic, economic-mathematical, statistical, logic and other methods of research, data processing and summary.
Results. We present our own technique for measuring the economic value of the digital economic activity in the Russian Federation.
Conclusions and Relevance. There are several methods for such measurements in the world. Each of them have its own strengths and weaknesses. We devised an independent product promising to become a recognized statistical study for purposes of the digital economy measurement.

Keywords: digital product, digital economy, service, measurement, e-commerce


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