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 cities’ contributions to GDP as well as for comparing indicators of Russian cities with those of foreign countries.
The RuJE is a quarterly journal that publishes high-quality research articles in all fields of economics related to policy issues. Prominent on the Journal's agenda will be original research on the Russian economy, economic policy and institutional reform with broader international context and sound theoretical background. This focus is not exclusive and the Journal welcomes submissions in all areas of applied and theoretical economics, especially those with policy implications. Journal's audience includes professional economists working in academia, government and private sector. All submissions undergo rigorous double-blind peer review, steered by distinguished scholars from the Editorial Board of the Journal. Editor-in-Chief: Alexey Kudrin.