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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessing the subsoil industries clustering in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Vol. 19, Iss. 4, APRIL 2021

Received: 18 February 2021

Received in revised form: 25 February 2021

Accepted: 5 March 2021

Available online: 15 April 2021


JEL Classification: L71, Q1, R12, R58

Pages: 623–644


Valentina V. NIKIFOROVA Scientific-Research Institute of Regional Economy of the North, M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU), Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation


Subject. This article deals with the issues related to the economy of the northern regions of the Russian Federation and the optimal spatial organization of productive forces.
Objectives. The article aims to assess the feasibility of clustering of subsurface industries, taking into account the prospective economic zoning of the region.
Methods. For the study, I used the integral method.
Results. The article describes a methodological approach to the assessment of the cluster organization of basic subsurface industries' production and presents a composite index of the performance of subsurface regions by resource and production potential.
Conclusions. The regional and sectoral clustering of mining industries will improve their competitiveness and contribute to the socio-economic development of both individual areas and the region as a whole.

Keywords: resource potential, economic efficiency, municipal district, cluster


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