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Economies of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. Issue #2: The club of capital cities

This review continues the series of publications on basic indicators of economic development of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. The indicators have been united under a general name “Economies of Russia’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas”. The project is being funded through the IUE Endowment. The issue focuses on a comparative analysis of capital cities, or administrative centers of the... подробнее

Approaches to Assessing the Development of Urban Agglomerations

A publication “Approaches to Assessing the Development of Urban Agglomerations”, which had been funded through IUE Endowment, summarized the accomplishments of the project “Improving the Quality of Planning and Managing the Projects of Urban Agglomerations Development” carried out in 2017. The authors are A. Puzanov, IUE Director General, and R. Popov, Deputy Director of Municipal Economic... подробнее

Economies of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. Issue #1: IUE Metropolitan ranking: Do metropolitan assets work towards the development of cities?

The Institute for Urban Economics launches a publication series entitled ‘Economies of Russia’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas’ on basic indicators of economic development of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. The project is being funded through the IUE Endowment. This first issue focuses on a comparative analysis of 20 largest metropolitan areas (urban agglomerations or metro areas), by... подробнее

Assessment of gross urban product in Russian cities and its contribution to Russian GDP in 2000–2015

The article presents a new methodology for estimating gross urban product (the gross domestic product by city or metropolitan level) in Russia under extremely low statistical data availability about economy performance at the local level. These estimates provide new analytical instruments for assessing disparities in economic development between more than 1,000 Russian cities and other areas, and... подробнее

Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries

This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries – a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. The publication was prepared by a group of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.  The editors are József... подробнее

Assessment of Territorial Accessibility of Local Self-Government: Economic and Geographic Research

The article has been prepared following the results of the Territorial Accessibility of Local Self-Government in the Russian Federation research carried out by the Urban Economics Fund. Th e research attempts to assess the share of the Russian population living in settlements with limited territorial accessibility of local self-government. Th e authors give concrete examples to show that a... подробнее

Ensuring you are hiring qualified research staff: Guarding against CV padding

There are indications of CV padding being a significant problem, including for positions requiring graduate degrees. Although statistically reliable evidence is absent, a few examples of documented misrepresentation suggest its breadth. A survey conducted by, a position-candidate matching firm, found almost 60 percent of nearly 2,200 hiring managers had caught a job... подробнее

The City to Live in: Launching the Redevelopment of Dilapidated Residential Areas

The IUE issued a publication on the outcomes of the project “The City to Live in: Launching the Redevelopment of Dilapidated Residential Areas” implemented in 2016 and funded through the IUE Endowment.  The project became the result of the combined efforts of the experts of the Real Estate Market Department: E. Trutnev, Scientific Adviser; T. Polidi, IUE Executive Director and Head of the... подробнее

Multifamily housing construction in Russia: supply elasticity and competition

Housing unaffordability and unavailability are major socio-economic problems in modern Russia, and result from market failure to provide a sufficient volume of new housing at reasonable prices. About 29% of new newly constructed housing units are self-build single-family houses produced outside the market. Professional builders are specialized mainly in constructing multifamily houses, generally... подробнее

The development of apartment-market in Russia as the example of weak urban planning policy

The authors of the article identify the legal issues arising because of the apartment-market development in Russia. The article describes the apartment-market, including performance indicators of the scope of proposal in the primary housing market in apartment buildings and apartments in Moscow-city; the volume distribution of apartments proposal on administrative districts of Moscow-city, the... подробнее



Testing of the electronic voting system of general meetings of multiapartment buildings' residents in Moscow gives a impulse for its legalize for all cities. 'Moskovsky Komsomolets'

Dmitry P. Gordeev