Economics at your fingertips  

Estimation of the Spatial Connectivity of the Economic Activity of Russian Regions

Evgeniya Kolomak

Regional Research of Russia, 2020, vol. 10, issue 3, 301-307

Abstract: Abstract— The article examines change in the effects of spatial connectivity of Russian regions’ economic activity for 1997–2016. Quantitative estimates are obtained using spatial econometrics methods. Two specifications of the model are used: the spatial lag model and spatial error model. Relations between regions are modeled through spatial external effects, which are described in two ways: using a nearest neighbor matrix and an inverse distance matrix. The following hypotheses are tested: (1) a single macroeconomic policy and market integration stimulate growth in the spatial connectivity of economic activity; (2) Russia’s western territories have closer spatial ties compared to the eastern; (3) imposition of sanctions against Russia stimulated the formation of new and strengthened existing internal ties, as well as the country’s spatial connectivity. Estimates have shown that there are no distinct trends in the spatial connectivity of economic activity in Russia, nor were interregional interactions affected by international sanctions. Relations important for economic activity are supported mainly with neighboring regions. The cooperation that arises between regions is not deep spatially and fades rapidly with increasing distance. This is also confirmed by the fact that for European Russia, spatial relations are a more significant development factor than for eastern regions.

Keywords: spatial connectivity; economic activity; Russian regions; econometric estimates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.springer ... cience/journal/13393

DOI: 10.1134/S2079970520030089

Access Statistics for this article

Regional Research of Russia is currently edited by Vladimir M. Kotlyakov and Vladimir A. Kolosov

More articles in Regional Research of Russia from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2021-01-06
Handle: RePEc:spr:rrorus:v:10:y:2020:i:3:d:10.1134_s2079970520030089