Geographical Concentration of Soviet Industry: A Comparative Analysis
Географическая концентрация советской промышленности: сравнительный анализ
Kofanov, D. (Кофанов, Д.) (),
Tatiana Mikhailova () and
Shurygin, A. (Шурыгин, А.) ()
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Kofanov, D. (Кофанов, Д.): Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Shurygin, A. (Шурыгин, А.): Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
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In this paper we study the geographic concentration of industries in the Soviet Union. The distribution of economic activity in the geographical space of Russia - largely the result of long years of development of the Soviet system. Understand how and why different economic geography of Russia from the countries that have developed in a market economy, it is necessary to develop the right policy measures today. We look forward index of geographic concentration Dyurantona-Overman for manufacturing industries in the USSR in 1989 at the level of 2, 3 and 4-digit code, SIC. We then analyze the degree of geographical concentration of different industries and a comparative analysis with other countries. In general, the industrial sector in Russia / USSR weakly concentrated geographically. However, we conclude that the concentration of weak partly due to the geography of the country: the large distances between the centers of population and geographic dispersion of economic activity. However, the most significant difference from the late Soviet Union countries with a market economy - a weak concentration of high-tech industries, it is those who get the greatest benefit from the positive externalities of concentration.
Keywords: industries; Soviet Union; geography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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