Author page: Abel Aganbegyan

On the Target Orientation of a Regional Strategy for Socio-Economic Development

DOI: 10.33917/es-1.167.2020.6-17

In the second part of the article, as an example of regional strategies of the Vladimir, Kostroma, Irkutsk regions of Russia, Trans-Baikal Territory and St. Petersburg, as well as regional strategies for the Kyzylorda and Akmola regions of Kazakhstan, the author examines the level of social development of the region and assesses its target orientation to improve the welfare of its population. It is concluded that the preservation of the health of the population, especially children and able-bodied citizens, is the highest goal in the field of improving welfare

On the Target Orientation of a Regional Strategy for Socio-Economic Development

DOI: 10.33917/es-8.166.2019.6-15

When you get acquainted with regional strategies, you see that their authors usually try to formulate several tasks that cover
all aspects of society. For example, increasing the region’s competitiveness or raising the level of culture, etc. Thus, attention is focused on a number of tasks that are actually subordinate to these two main tasks mentioned above. Each strategy is always focused on improving the living standards of the region’s population. But almost never we see inside the
strategy specific tasks to increase this region’s contribution to socio-economic development of the country. This contribution
doesn’t mean an increase in the specific gravity of the region, for example, in creating the country’s gross domestic product,
but usually it is much higher due to those industries and areas of specialization in which the region plays a major role.
Many consider it extremely important that each of these tasks, which they list in the usual regional strategy, be divided into
subtasks, and those, in turn, into smaller tasks. As a result, several dozen tasks of the region are formulated, which are usually not specifically applied to any large enterprise or organization of this region, but to the activity direction. For example, the task of developing physical education or improving the population’s nutrition, etc. is highlighted.
Such approach in terms of system analysis seems to be very important, but in fact it is quite formal. And this formality tends
to obscure analytics — the main method necessary for serious strategy development. Based on considerable experience in developing strategy of the Russian regions — Vladimir, Kostroma, Irkutsk regions and the Trans-Baikal Territory, St. Petersburg, as well as regional strategies for Kazakhstan — for the Kyzylorda region and the capital Akmola region, the author of the article proposes a methodology for developing the region’s strategy taking into account its contribution into the country’s socio-economic development

Methods of Digital Economy in Terms of Management and Control Activities in the Real Economy

DOI: 10.33917/es-4.162.2019.42-49

The regular meeting of the Bogomolov Club, held on April 1, 2019 at the Institute for Economic Strategies, was dedicated to discussing the state, prospects and drivers of Russia’s socio-economic growth. The keynote address was made by the Chairman of the Club academician Abel Gezevich Aganbegyan.

25 Years of New Russia. Economic and Social Level: Remaining at a Standstill

#2. Sisyphean Task
25 Years of New Russia. Economic and Social Level: Remaining at a Standstill

The article analyzes three periods of the Russian economy: the transformation crisis of 1990–1998, characterized by depth and duration, the period of regenerative economic recovery in 1999–2008, during which a shift into nationalization and monopolization of the economy took place, as well as the period of 2009–2017, called the “lost decade” by the author, the period of deep financial and socio-economic crisis as part of the global world crisis. Possible prospects for development and ways of entrance into high-quality significant socio-economic growth are described.

25 Years of New Russia. Economic and Social Level: Remaining at a Standstill

#1. Event Horison
25 Years of New Russia. Economic and Social Level: Remaining at a Standstill

The article analyzes three periods of the Russian economy: the transformation crisis of 1990–1998, characterized by depth and duration, the period of regenerative economic recovery in 1999–2008, during which a shift into nationalization and monopolization of the economy took place, as well as the period of 2009–2017, called the “lost decade” by the author, the period of deep financial and socio-economic crisis as part of the global world crisis. Possible prospects for development and ways of entrance into high-quality significant socio-economic growth are described.

Human Capital and Its Main Component — the “Knowledge Economy” Sphere as the Main Source of Socio-Economic Growth

#4. Monument up to the Sky
Human Capital and Its Main Component — the “Knowledge Economy” Sphere as the Main Source of Socio-Economic Growth

After four years of depression (2013–2016), our country this year came out of recession and again went into a stage of stagnation. If we take serious measures that need to be worked out and basically adopted this year, then as early as 2018–2019, our country can resume socio-economic growth.

Human Capital and Its Main Component — the “Knowledge Economy” Sphere as the Main Source of Socio-Economic Growth

#3. Attraction of Diversity
Human Capital and Its Main Component — the “Knowledge Economy” Sphere as the Main Source of Socio-Economic Growth

After four years of depression (2013–2016), our country this year came out of recession and again went into a stage of stagnation. If we take serious measures that need to be worked out and basically adopted this year, then as early as 2018–2019, our country can resume socio-economic growth.

Reduction of Investments — the Death of the Economy, Investment Growth — its Salvation

#5. To Understand. To Prevent. To Overcome
Reduction of Investments — the Death of the Economy, Investment Growth — its Salvation

The Central Bank’s fight against inflation is doing more harm than good, because its method of reducing liquidity creates difficulties in crediting the economy, increases the key rate, the cost of money, which, of course, pulls down the economy.

Reduction of Investments — the Death of the Economy, Investment Growth — its Salvation

#4. Window of Opportunities
Reduction of Investments — the Death of the Economy, Investment Growth — its Salvation

Particularly hampered is the economic growth without investment in industries with obsolete fixed assets where it is always necessary to replace or overhaul equipment and units, where it is necessary to create new capacities for expanding production and mastering new, best-selling products.

Economy — Politics Hostage

#3. Immortal Power
Economy — Politics Hostage

The next meeting of the Bogomolov club is dedicated to analysis of the economic situation in Russia today and to the prospects for overcoming recession. The Discussion club (until February 2016) was founded by academician O.T. Bogomolov. More than 20 meetings were held under his chairmanship. At the initiative of academician A.G. Aganbegyan and with support of the club members, it was decided to name the club after O.T. Bogomolov and to continue work on the topics, to which the scientist has devoted his scientific life.