+7 495 989 9610, 9am6pm (GMT+3), Monday – Friday
ИД «Финансы и кредит»






Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Self-development of regions as a factor in Russia's political and economic infrastructure improvement

Vol. 19, Iss. 3, MARCH 2021

Received: 11 February 2021

Received in revised form: 19 February 2021

Accepted: 24 February 2021

Available online: 15 March 2021


JEL Classification: R10, R11, R12, R13

Pages: 429–450


Yurii N. SAGIDOV Institute of Social and Economic Research, Dagestan Scientific Center of RAS, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. This article discusses the importance of self-development of regions for the country's economy.
Objectives. The article aims to identify the reasons for the decline in interest in the idea of self-development of regions and search for approaches to its mainstreaming.
Methods. For the study, I used statistical and analog procedure approaches.
Results. The article names and describes the main factors hindering the self-development of the Russian Federation regions.
Conclusions. It is necessary to change the strategy of the political and economic infrastructure arrangement of the country to promote a model implying that strong regions do construct the basis of a strong center and power of the country. The methodological approaches to encouraging the regions to switch over to the self-development mode should be adjusted.

Keywords: centralization, resources, independence, development, democratization


  1. Sorokin D.E. Samoregulirovanie v sotsialisticheskoi ekonomike [Self-regulation in the socialist economy]. Moscow, Ekonomika Publ., 1990, 157 p.
  2. Kleiner G.B. [Sustainability of Russian Economy in the Mirror of the System Economic Theory (Part 1)]. Voprosy Ekonomiki, 2015, no. 12, pp. 107–123. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  3. Glaz'ev S.Yu. Ryvok v budushchee. Rossiya v novykh tekhnologicheskom i mirokhozyaistvennom ukladakh [A leap into the future. Russia in the new technological and world economic paradigm]. Moscow, Knizhnyi mir Publ., 2018, 768 p.
  4. Sagidov Yu.N. [The State's withdrawal from the economy is a methodological message for conflicts in the basics of transformation in Russia]. Natsional'nye interesy: prioritety i bezopasnost' = National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2013, vol. 9, iss. 9, pp. 12–18. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  5. Yavlinsky G.A. [Economic strategy for the peripheral system]. Zhurnal Novoi ekonomicheskoi assotsiatsii = Journal of the New Economic Association, 2015, no. 2, pp. 173−178. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  6. Tatarkin A.I. [Regional targeting of the economic policy of the Russian Federation as an institution of regional spatial development]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2016, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 9–27. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  7. Aganbegyan A.G. [Reflections on financial boosting: on the motives of the book Financial Strategies for Economic Modernization: Global Practices]. Den'gi i Kredit, 2015, no. 8, pp. 5−10. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  8. Tatarkin A.I., Doroshenko S.V. [Region as a self-developing socio-economic system: crossing the crisis]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2011, no. 1, pp. 15–23. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  9. Ignat'eva E.D., Mariev O.S. [Methodological principles and instruments of regional self-development potential analysis]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2009, no. 2, pp. 116−129. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  10. Fedolyak V.S. [Regions self-development as way of realization of economic potential]. Izvestiya Saratovskogo universiteta. Novaya seriya. Seriya: Ekonomika. Upravlenie. Pravo = Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Economics. Management. Law, 2017, vol. 17, iss. 4, pp. 428–433. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  11. Lavrikova Yu.G., Akberdina V.V., Dushin A.V. et al. [Regions of Russia: a classification on the basis of self-development]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2010, vol. 8, iss. 19, pp. 2–15. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  12. Zakharchuk E.A., Pasynkov A.F., Nekrasov A.A. [Forming of self-developing regions: theory and dynamics of development]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2013, vol. 11, iss. 13, pp. 10–21. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  13. Doroshenko S.V. Region kak samorazvivayushchayasya sistema: adaptatsiya k innovatsionnomu tipu razvitiya: monografiya [Region as a self-developing system: adapting to the innovative type of development: a monograph]. Yekaterinburg, Institute of Economics, UrB of RAS Publ., 2010, 239 p.
  14. Sidorova E.N., Tatarkin D.A. [From subsidized regions to the self-developing units: dialectic of transformation]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2012, no. 4, pp. 39–48. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  15. Hall R.E., Jones C.I. Why Do Some Countries Produce so Much More Output per Worker Than Others? The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1999, vol. 114, no. 1, pp. 83–116. URL: Link

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 19, Iss. 3
March 2021