Subject. This article discusses the balanced economic development of the macro-region industrial complex through the most efficient use of available resources. Objectives. The article aims to assess the diversification of the industrial complex of macro-regions based on calculation of three indices and highlight key areas of perspective specialization of macro-regions. Methods. For the study, I used the Herfindahl–Hirschman index, Hoover–Balassa index, and the relative specialization index in the context of federal districts, or macro-regions. Results. The article finds that many macro-regions have similar comparative advantages, which means interregional synergy and opens up opportunities and potential for strategic cooperation between regions. Conclusions. The revealed comparative advantages of macro-regions can be used to develop a long-term innovation programme for the industrial complex.
Keywords: assessment, diversification, industrial complex, prospective regional specialization, balanced development
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