The Bulletin of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences № 2/2023.  World Economy.

Anton S. Kuzavko

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Associate Professor at Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia


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The study of the dynamics of interstate interactions during globalization and regionalization of the world economy enabled to accumulate a significant amount of theoretical and empirical results, which can be used to assess the impact of cross-border trade cooperation on regional economic development. A particular interest is using different approaches and methods for the analysis of the development of border regions in the context of integration. The author compares the dynamics of some border regions of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, the EU and a number of other states involved in the integration processes. He attempts to summarize the most significant conclusions of Russian and foreign scholars studying the impact of interstate integration on the socio-economic situation of border regions. He notes that certain opportunities for assessing the impact of a region’s border position on its development are provided by the new theory of trade and new economic geography. The study has shown that the impact of integration on the development of border regions differs a lot. It depends on various goals and motives behind the convergence of independent states, as well as on unique institutional factors of border areas.

Keywords: border regions, integration, economic growth.

JEL: F02.




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Manuscript submission date: 05.03.2023

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Kuzavko A.S. Border regions in conditions of integration: theoretical estimations and practical results // Vestnik Instituta Ekonomiki Rossiyskoy Akademii Nauk. 2023. № 2. Pp. 108-130. (In Russ.). EDN: WMGGWU

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