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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

A criterion and methodological approach to the classification of single-industry towns: theory and practice

Vol. 14, Iss. 4, APRIL 2016

Received: 9 October 2015

Received in revised form: 1 February 2016

Accepted: 2 March 2016

Available online: 16 April 2016


JEL Classification: E22, F21, H54, L53, P45

Pages: 4-18

Chaldaeva L.A. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

Skidanova Yu.V. PAO Nota-bank, Moscow, Russian Federation

Importance The article deals with the issues of classification of single-industry towns.
Objectives The paper aims to develop criteria to define and classify single-industry towns.
Methods For the problem consideration, we used systems and comparative analyses.
Results We present our own classification of single-industry towns, which could serve as a basis for establishing a methodology for assessing the competitiveness of single-industry towns. This criteria classification is based on the assessment of macro-economic indicators, at the regional level, and the evaluation of micro-economic indicators, at the manufacture level.
Relevance We propose to use the criteria classification of single-industry towns in practice and in training professionals in the fields of economy, industry, public and municipal finances.

Keywords: mono-city, criteria, classification


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