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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Clustering of the Russian Federation regions by human capital development level

Vol. 22, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2024

Received: 14 August 2023

Received in revised form: 6 October 2023

Accepted: 3 December 2023

Available online: 15 February 2024


JEL Classification: O15, R11

Pages: 316–348


Maksim V. VLASOV Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Aleksei O. SAFONOV Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the issues of heterogeneity of the socio-economic space of Russia.
Objectives. The article aims to determine the priority areas of regional socio-economic policy depending on the level of human capital development.
Methods. For the study, we used logical and statistical analyses.
Results. The article finds that the regions of Russia differ significantly in terms of economic parameters and highlights general measures aimed at improving the quality of human capital.
Relevance. The results of the study can be used to design programmes for the development of economic sectors.

Keywords: human capital assets, sustainable development of regions, cluster, economic advance


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