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Экономический рост быстро изменяющейся экономики: теоретическая постановка
Economic Growth of a Rapidly Developing Economy: Theoretical Formulation

Author(s): Oleg Sergeyevich Sukharev
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Институт экономики Уральского отделения Российской академии наук
Keywords: economic growth;dynamics model; economic structure; outdated technology; new technology; rapid development strategy; neoclassical approach;optimum rate of economic growth; pollution rate;

Summary/Abstract: The subject matter of the article is the description of economic growth. Modern economy is characterized by a high rate ofchanges. These changes are the limiting parameters of modern development, which requires a modification of the basic models ofgrowth, the substantiation of the expediency and necessity of a rapid development strategy. In a simple mathematical form, thestatement of the problem of economic growth in the “green economy” is examined, in which the costs of environmental measuresare not considered a priori as hampering economic development (as it is common for a number of modern neoclassical andneo-Keynesian growth models). The methodological basis of the article are the econometric approach and modelling method.The article has a theoretical character. The main hypothesis supposes that the rapid development strategy cannot make anadequate development strategy under certain conditions, but may be acceptable in other its specific conditions. In this sense,the important growth conditions are the availability of resources, the effectiveness of institutions and the current economicstructure, the technological effectiveness of economy, as well as the conditions of technological development (“green economy”)and the path of such development. In the article, on the theoretical level of analysis, the substantiation of the adequacy of therapid development strategy for an economic system is given, whose goal is to achieve the standard of living of the countryleader.Based on the assumptions introduced, the period for which the rapid development strategy might be implemented andthe economic lag of the country might be reduced from the country-leader is determined. The conditions that ensure the impactof innovations on the rate of economic development are summarized. The introduced range of dependencies and relations canbe useful for the elaboration of the theory of innovation development and for the formation of a new conceptual frameworkof the model of economic growth of a rapidly changing economic system (competing at high speeds). Based on the analysis ofproposed theoretical models for Russia, the following conclusion is made: the rapid development strategy may be effective onlyif it combines the stimulation and innovations as well as the classic productions, therefore, recreating the earlier lost sectors ofeconomics. This will help to overcome the technological gap.

  • Issue Year: 12/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 359-370
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian