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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Science and technology capacities of the region – Some particularities and methodological approaches to empirical assessment: Evidence from the Volga (Privolzhsky) Federal District regions

Vol. 22, Iss. 4, APRIL 2024

Received: 17 August 2023

Received in revised form: 23 October 2023

Accepted: 21 December 2023

Available online: 15 April 2024


JEL Classification: R11

Pages: 675–690


Marat R. GAFAROV Center for Advanced Economic Studies of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. This article discusses the issues of structural transformation of economic processes, competitiveness growth, and rational use of labor, financial and technological resources.
Objectives. The article aims to conduct a factor analysis of data reflecting the development potential of the Volga (Privolzhsky Federal District regions within the framework of the exogenous model of economic growth.
Methods. For the study, I used the economic and mathematical research methods.
Results. The article presents a developed system of equations to assess the impact of the qualitative characteristics of the science and technology capacities of regions on the economic growth change.
Relevance. The results of the study can be taken into account when developing programmes for the science and technology development of regions in the context of transition to a new technological paradigm.

Keywords: science and technology capacity, production function, economic growth, science and technology development


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