Studies on Russian Economic Development

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 672–681 | Cite as

Imbalance between Social and Economic Functions of Cities and Regions

  • T. D. BelkinaEmail author
  • E. M. Shcherbakova
  • L. V. Protokalistova


The article substantiates the growing destructive impact of imbalance in the level and disproportions of development between social and economic functions of cities in economic growth in modern-day Russia. It presents a set of tools for functional typologies of cities based on identity of levels of social and economic functions in cities, which is different from the existing pool of instruments available for regional research. The typology of cities is built based on experimental calculations of integral indices of social and economic functions of cities. The study substantiates a need to monitor balance between social and economic functions of cities for practical application in day-to-day city management and strategic planning.



The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. D. Belkina
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. M. Shcherbakova
    • 1
  • L. V. Protokalistova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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