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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

A research methodology of formation of interregional balance of human capital in the Russian Federation

Vol. 19, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2021

Received: 20 May 2021

Received in revised form: 2 August 2021

Accepted: 12 September 2021

Available online: 15 October 2021


JEL Classification: C10, J24

Pages: 1956–1974


Nikolai N. MINAEV Tomsk State University (TSU), Tomsk, Russian Federation


Ekaterina А. ZHAROVA Tomsk State University (TSU), Tomsk, Russian Federation


Subject. This article explores the strengthening of the role of human capital in the socio-economic development of areas and the disproportion in its placement.
Objectives. The article aims to find solutions to the problems associated with the assessment of human capital of regions and its accumulation.
Methods. For the study, we used a content analysis, systematization, and a graphical approach.
Results. The article presents a methodology that helps build a model of the interregional balance of human capital, a research algorithm, and the main results expected during each study phase.
Conclusions. The developed methodology can be an effective tool for managing the accumulation and interregional distribution of human capital in Russia.

Keywords: interregional balance, human capital, methods and approaches, research algorithm


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