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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2009

Geyman O. A., Krupa O. M.
Theoretical Bases of Typology of the Regions of the Country (p. 31 - 35)

Theoretical bases of typology of the regions of Ukraine are analysed in the article. The hypotheses of typology have been suggested and proved: on identification of regions which need state support on the basis of their typology and on the character of typology of the regions of the country

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2009

Geyman O. A., Krupa O. M.
Analysis of Irregularity of Economic Development of the Regions of Ukraine (p. 37 - 45)

In article results of research of non-uniformity of economic development of regions of Ukraine on indicators of level of economic development and dynamics of economic development over the last ten years are presented.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2010

Bielikova N. V., Volik I. М., Kasyanova L. V.
Increase of Competitiveness – the Purpose of Formation of Regional Industrial Policy (p. 75 - 81)

The analysis of interrelations between an industrial production level of development in region and its competitiveness is carried out. Scientifical and practical recommendations about definition of directions of increase of competitiveness of domestic commodity producers at formation of a regional industrial policy are presented.

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omelchenko O. I.
Methodological Bases of Estimation of the Standard of Living of Population in the Regions of Ukraine (p. 81 - 90)

The methodological approach to estimation of a population’s living level in regions of Ukraine is offered in article. This approach is founded on calculation of a population’s living level as an integral factor by entropy method and on clustering regions of Ukraine on its basis.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2010

Kyzym M. O., Omarov S. A.
Estimation and Substantiation of the Purposes of Steady Ecological Development of Region (p. 34 - 38)

In article the problematics of a sustainable development of the countries of the world and their regions is analyzed. The concept of a sustainable development which is based on idea is offered that quality of life of people and a society condition are under the influence of set of economic, social and ecological factors. The concept of steady ecological development of region is offered. On the basis of the given concept the estimation is spent and the purposes of steady ecological development of the Kharkiv area are generated.

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Kyzym M. O., Dorovsky O. V.
The Analysis and Forecasting of Tendencies of Disease of the Population of Ukraine and the Kharkov area (p. 39 - 44)

In article tendencies of disease of the population of Ukraine and the Kharkov area on classes of illnesses are investigated. Dynamics of disease of the population of Ukraine till 2020 is predicted. Classes of illnesses which need prime actions from the state on their prevention and treatment are defined.

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Kyzym M. O., Cherednik V. I., Zaytseva А. Y.
The Clustering Approach to a Choice of Priority Directions of a Sustainable Development of Regions (p. 44 - 55)

In article the clustering approach to the organization of regional economy is considered. Types of clusters, their characteristics, the purpose and feature of creation in the different countries of the world are analyzed. Government programs of clustering of economy and legislative documents in this sphere in the post-soviet territory countries are considered. Models of construction of clustering structures in world economy, and also distinctive signs and possibilities of their application to world and domestic economy are analyzed. The technique of use of clustering technology in Ukraine and the scheme of formation regional innovative research-and-production clustering structures is offered.

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Tischenko A. N.
About Necessity of Regional Strategy for Development of Territories (p. 55 - 60)

Some aspects of modern theories of regional development. The necessity of developing regional strategies for sustainable economic growth areas and socioeconomic disparities.

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Amosov O. Y., Gavkalova N. L.
Problems of Improvement of a Condition of Housing and Communal Services in Regions (p. 61 - 62)

The article is devoted to the problems of improvement of the habitation and communal economy in a region. Offered approach by the development of suggestions on the improvement of the habitation and communal economy.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2010

Kyzym M. O., Lelyuk O. V.
Analysis of Directions of Increase of Energy Supply of Kharkov Region (p. 42 - 52)

In article the problem of energy supply as one of the pillars of national security and sustainable development of Ukraine. We analyze the situation in this area in the country and in the Kharkiv region. Analyzes the reserves, production and consumption of the main types of energy in the region. Identified strengths and weaknesses of the regional energy sector. The recommendations and a set of measures to reform the fuel and energy cycle in the Kharkiv region.

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Rayevnyeva O. V., Krupa O. M.
The Analysis of Inequality of Economic Development of Regions of Ukraine (p. 52 - 64)

The article studies the problem of inequality of socio-economic development of administrative and territorial formations. Analyzing the statistical data it proves the hypothesis about the presence of inequality of economic development of the regions of Ukraine.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2011

Tischenko A. N., Timusheva N. Y.
Administrative and Territorial Units of Ukraine: Development and the Taxation (p. 41 - 46)

The analysis of a social and economic condition of areas of Ukraine and their distribution behind level of social and economic development and tax loading is carried out, tendencies of influence of indicators of social and economic development of area on tax revenues are revealed.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2011

Kyzym M. O., Moschitskaya T. A.
Research Interregional Disproportions of Social and Economic Development in Ukraine (p. 36 - 39)

In the article the analysis of interregional disproportions of socio and economic development is presented in a country, basic factors that assist the origin of disproportion and the system of indexes is offered for the estimation of interregional disproportions in Ukraine are outlined.

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Tischenko A. N., Shlykova V. O.
Analysis of the Influence of Individual Factors on the Growth Regions of Ukraine (p. 39 - 43)

The article investigates the influence of individual factors particular scientific and technological activities on the economic growth of regions of Ukraine. Analyzed their dynamics in quantitative and value terms. On the basis of cluster analysis identified regions of the leaders, implemented changes to the forecast of the gross regional product using the dynamic model.

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Bodrov V. G., Reznichenko A. V.
Economic Efficiency of Processes of Technological Modernization of the Industry of the Kharkiv Region (p. 43 - 47)

The results of analytical and empiric researches of industry’s technological level, efficiency of industry’s technological modernization and basic directions of improvement of modernization processes are presented in the article.

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Khaustova V. Y., Gorbatova Y. F.
Positioning of Health and Recreation Institutions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the Resort Area of Great Yalta (p. 47 - 54)

The article considers the essence of the process of positioning as one of the most important components of marketing strategy development. It suggests the scheme of implementation of the given process and made the positioning of health and recreation institutions of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the resort area of Great Yalta according to the «pricequality» criterion.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2011

Kyzym M. O., Khaustova V. Y.
Features of Formation and Development Agro-Industrial Cluster in Economy of the Kharkiv Area (p. 42 - 47)

In article results of research of the market situation which has developed in agro-industrial complex of Ukraine are presented. Need of development of agro-industrial clusters on production and meat and milk processing in its regions is proved. For realization of this direction development according to the project «the future village» is offered.

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Vartanyan V. M., Kolisnik O. P.
Formation of Functions of State Management of Innovations at the Regional Level (p. 48 - 52)

The article defines the functions of state management innovations, their division into general and special kinds and it is found that management functions defined by nature of managerial work. It is also found by classics of economic science that we shall include into functions of management functions of decision making, which leads to the realization of innovative goals.

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Krasnonosova O. M., Olejnik A. D.
Regions-Leaders in Economic Space of Country: Competitive Edges and Social Problem (p. 52 - 55)

The dynamics of the main social and economic development indicators of the major Ukrainian regions has been investigated. The problem questions about the level of nominal wages of employers and environmental costanding of the region were considered. Emphasis is placed on the fact that we have to implement economic and ecological model of development and the experience of European countries.

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Bashta A. I.
Innovative Development of the Recreational Areas on the Basis of Energy Conservation (p. 55 - 58)

The analysis and economic assessment of innovative energy saving technologies in the development of recreational systems was performed that will save conventional energy resources, environmental improvements and enhance the quality of recreational services.

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Pronoza P. V., Gromyka N. K.
Social and Economic Development of Regions of Ukraine in the Conditions of Crisis (p. 58 - 70)

Results of research of influence of world crisis on social and economic development of regions of Ukraine are given in article. Resistance of regions to crisis and depth of the crisis phenomena is estimated at them.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2011

Kyzym M. O., Pazhina S. L.
Conceptual scheme of the mechanism of activation of investment activity of the region (p. 61 - 64)

The article develops a conceptual scheme of activation of investment activity of the region which is based on synthesis of hypotheses, assumptions and principles concerning formation of the mechanism of activation of investment activity. The end result of the use of the conceptual scheme is formation of scenarios of activation of investment activity of the region.

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Bashta A. I.
Analysis of efficiency of introduction of resource-saving technologies in the recreation area in the overall energy budget of the region with the purpose of protecting environment (p. 64 - 67)

Basic economic aspects of the efficiency of introduction of resource-saving technologies in the recreation area are considered. The role of resource-saving technologies in the overall energy budget of the region with the purpose to protect environment is examined.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2012

Tischenko A. N., Golyakova E. V.
The theoretical and methodical analysis of aspects on intergovernmental relations (p. 24 - 29)

The article is devoted to the views of domestic and foreign scientists about the interpretation of category «intergovernmental relations». The definitions of «intergovernmental relations», «fiscal levers» were refined on the basis of theoretical analysis. made proposals for further reform the system of intergovernmental fiscal relations.

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Tischenko A. N., Timusheva N. Y.
Terminology essence of the term «intergovernmental relations» (p. 30 - 34)

The essence of the concept of «fiscal federalism», his interpretation of the economic and legal aspects, as well as the value in states with a different constitution.

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Klunko N. S.
The problem of the introduction of the cluster model of innovative development of the pharmaceutical industry at the regional level (p. 34 - 40)

In the article there is an analysis of possibilities of organization of cluster model of innovative development pharmaceutical industry of industry at regional level. It is underlined that such organizational form is able to show out Ukrainian pharmaceutical industry on the new level of innovative development.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2012

Kurzenev V. A., Perekrest V. T.
Crossing the Role of Institutional Factors in the Process of Unemployment in Regional Labour Markets of Russia in 1995–2010 (p. 7 - 11)

Some determinants of institutional unemployment are considered. Information and analytical technologies for labour market assessment and labour force quotation for regional labour markets are offered.

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Malуarets L. M., Velykorodnaya D. V.
Determination of Capacity Market Information Products and Services in the Region (p. 12 - 15)

Determined the actual and potential capacity of the market of information products and services, identified specific impacts on its capacity, proposed a formula for calculating the actual capacity of the market of information products and services in Ukraine.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2012

Tatarkin A. I.
Market institutions of spatial development of regional and territorial economic systems (p. 71 - 80)

This paper estimates the capacity and willingness of regional and municipal entities to modify the spatial development using a systematic approach to the selection of priorities and market development program-project institutions. The potential of the individual factors and institutions in the system of regions and territories development is reviewed; the need for program-project modernization of the federal structure of the Russian Federation is justified. New institutions for regional development - self-development of regions and municipalities, business area of program-project planning of spatial development, etc. - are proposed.

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Ivanov Y. B., Tyschenko V. F.
The evaluation of the level of knowledge economy development in the regions of Ukraine (p. 81 - 90)

The article deals with the methodical approach to evaluation the level of knowledge economy development. It’s based on a three-level structure of the complex index, wich is consisting of components: an innovative component, an educational component and the component of ICT. This approach is also based on calculation of integral parameters by entropy method. It’s aims to grouping regions according to the level of the knowledge economy components. The results indicate a significant regional differentiation in Ukraine, which is due to their different levels of socio-economic development and deepening of inter-regional disparities and the concentration of innovation, information and education activity in the more developed regions.

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Tischenko A. N., Rozhon I. V.
Methodological approaches to the assessment of the competitiveness of regions (p. 90 - 96)

In the article the variety of directions in the assessment of the competitiveness of the region associated with the polysemy of the phenomenon. It is shown that the existing trends are grouped into three main methodological approaches, one of which provides the most complete description of the level of competitiveness of the subject of competition.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2012

Petrykiva O. S., Gunko D. V.
Theoretical Approaches of Definition the Concept ‹Competitive Advantages of the Region» (p. 107 - 114)

The article analyses the theories of formation of competitive advantages, defines their distinctive features from the point of view of different approaches. Relevance of research of the concept «competitive advantages of the region» of a context of formation of a certain level of competitiveness is proved. It was found that a competitiveness is one that captures the competitive advantages, and without the latter can not be competitive. Development of competitive advantages at the regional level is an important and necessary prerequisite for achieving a certain level of competitiveness, and the mechanism of formation of the competitive advantages of the region is a key issue for further research.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2013

Tischenko A. N., Uzunov V. N., Rozhon I. V.
Economic diagnostics of regions as a method of competitiveness administration (p. 151 - 158)

The article considers the role of economic diagnostics in administration and approaches to economic diagnostics of the region as a necessary element of development of the regional economic policy. It shows dispersion of opinions of scientists that deal with definition of the term “economic diagnostics” and gives author’s interpretation with reference to a region. It reveals the role of economic diagnostics in defining competitiveness of economic systems. It reveals main tasks of economic diagnostics that deal with the use of results for assessment of regional differences, identification of deviations and pathologies. It shows that the existing directions could be laid in the foundation of the system complex approach to administration of regional competitiveness.

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Ievsieieva O. A.
Efficiency of activity of local self-governance bodies in realisation of social policy (p. 159 - 164)

The article substantiates theoretical approaches to formation of social policy of Ukraine and increase of efficiency of activity of municipal formations in its realisation. It reveals specific features of vesting local self-governance bodies with state authorities. It shows the functions of local self-governance bodies in realisation of social policy. It gives results of analysis of social programmes of local self-governance bodies and their realisation. It offers measures on improvement of activity of local self-governance bodies on social protection of population. It proves that, in order for the social state to function in reality, it is necessary to realise adequate practical mechanisms of its development, activate social policy of all its subjects at the national, regional and municipal levels and accentuate it on the priorities, which would allow optimisation of resource potential.

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Kotenok D. M.
Concept of life cycle in managing city economic potential (p. 165 - 172)

The article reveals theoretical and methodological foundations of the concept of the life cycle of systems. It allocates two main methodical approaches to assessment of the life cycle of a city as an open socio-economic system: Malthusian and functional. It identifies main parameters of assessment of the city life cycle. It allocates indicators of the first and second orders in Malthusian and functional approaches, which allowed determination of their basic structural differences. It offers to use the proposed methodical approaches for allocation and study of a fragment of the Kiev city life cycle. It identifies that significant change of functional direction of Kiev economy and structure of active economic potential of the city took place in the end of XX century. It substantiates a necessity of use of results of the functional approach of analysis of the city life cycle when developing strategic documents of development.

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Pashkevich M. S., Chernysheva Y. S., Gviniashvili T. Z.
Modelling sustainable development of territorial production systems (p. 173 - 178)

The article provides an imitation model of stable development of territorial production systems, synthesised with the method of system dynamics, which, unlike the existing ones, has three basic levels – economic, ecological and social, takes into account cyclic fluctuations of external market situation in long-term and short-term periods, and is based on interrelation of stable territorial development with the innovation one. It substantiates structural and process approach to defining stable development, which lies in the basis of modelling and envisages establishment of a balance not only between static above-mentioned levels of territorial production systems, but also between those processes, which take place between these levels. It provides such a list of linear quantitative links between components of a territorial production system, so that in long-term prospective its development could be identified as stable with predominance of innovation production over resource intensive one. It makes a long-term forecast of development of the Dnipropetrivsk oblast on the basis of functioning of the proposed model.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2013

Ievsieieva O. A.
Improvement of the strategy and infrastructure of innovation development of a big city (p. 119 - 126)

The article considers clusterisation of economy of a big city. It offers to define a cluster as a horizontally integrated target group of profile oriented and technologically and territorially connected enterprises and organisations of a big city. It reveals principles of efficient strategy of development of an infrastructural complex. It determines scientific and technical directions oriented at solution of the most topical problems of a big city. It considers methods of assessment and support of major investment projects as one of the incentives of innovation development of economy of a big city, based on principles of project management of economic development, flagship projects and indicators of efficiency of investment projects. It determines the role of the bodies of regional authorities and a complex of means they have for the most efficient use of this instrument. It studies specific features of realisation of major investment projects in the system of territorial planned administration of a big city.

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Petrenko Y. V.
Principles and factors of regulation of the socio-humanitarian development of a depressed region (p. 127 - 131)

The article determines principles of state regulation of the socio-humanitarian development of depressed regions in Ukraine. It identifies main factors of increase of disproportions of regional socio-economic development and reveals main problems of socio-humanitarian development of regions. It conducts a statistical analysis of data of the State Statistics Committee on development of the social sphere, reveals main tendencies of development of the social sphere in Ukraine. It studies the mechanism of regulation of the socio-humanitarian development of depressed territories and identifies factors that influence regulation. It uses results of the conducted analysis to identify the mechanism of management and regulation of the socio-humanitarian development of territories and main principles in methodology of management of regional development. The main attention is paid to the necessity of strengthening the regional policy on solution of problems of the social sphere, especially in depressed regions.

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Smentyna N.
Socio-economic development of the City of Odessa in the context of strategic planning as a form of management of development of meso-systems (p. 132 - 137)

The article studies specific features of the domestic practice of strategic planning of economic and social development of territories of the meso-level from the positions of regulation of the issue in the country’s legislation. It shows shortcomings inherent in the domestic practice of composing strategies of economic and social development of territories in the context of the chaotic character of the process and personal initiative from the part of meso-systems and also non-observance generally accepted world practice of the project management during realisation of strategic plans. It shows, form the point of view of strategic planning as a form of state administration, prospects of economic and social development of the City of Odessa till the year 2022 as a result of symbiosis of the existing domestic methodological legislation and foreign practice of strategic planning at a local level.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2013

Douginets G. V., Sarkisian L. G.
Specific features of measuring the ecologically adjusted gross regional product (p. 184 - 191)

The article formulates a necessity of deepening and improvement of ecological and economic indicators and considers the existing indices and indicators of sustainable development. It conducts a comparative analysis of existing norms of calculation of the ecological tax and fees for environmental pollution. It marks main problems of nature management in Ukraine and their consequences, namely, negative impact on health of the population. It offers methods of measurement of the ecologically adjusted gross regional product (EGRP) on the basis of improvement of the cost method. It analyses dependence of the regional welfare on the state of environment with the help of measuring the EGRP of Ukrainian regions. It studies the pressure on Ukrainian regions by components: pollution of aquatic environment, atmospheric air, land resources and rates of waste formation. It conducts grouping of regions by EGRP per capita with specification of positive and negative dynamics of the indicator.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2013

Vynogradova O. V., Darchuk V. G.
Problems and strategic priorities of development of rural (green)tourism in Ukraine: the regional aspect (p. 183 - 191)

The article proves prospectiveness of development of rural green tourism in Ukraine on the basis of its significance for socio-economic development of regions; based on the analysis it reveals and classifies problems of development of this type of tourism in Ukrainian regions; it justifies the process of interaction of regional bodies of executive power by strategic development of the rural green tourism with consideration of international experience; it develops the mechanism of identification of strategic priorities by regional bodies of executive power for development of the rural green tourism and justifies relevant measures that include this mechanism. The article states that the process of introduction of the developed mechanism into practical activity of regional bodies of executive power would promote development of the rural green tourism in Ukrainian regions. Moreover, the accompanying measures on achieving strategic priorities, which should be carried out in co-operation by regional bodies of executive power, rural communities and subjects of economic activity, which deal with the rural green tourism, should be as follows: arrangement of tourist routes and camps for tourists, improvement of operation of tour guides, improvement of transportation services for tourists, formation of the network of lease of tourist equipment, development of accompanying services (culinary, for example), organisation of cultural programmes and development of homecraft.

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Vlasyuk V. Y., Byk L. I.
Specific features of realisation of socio-economic interests of Ukrainian regions with the help of financial mechanisms (p. 192 - 197)

The article studies theoretical and methodological grounds of ensuring realisation of socio-economic interests of the region with the help of financial mechanisms. In particular, it establishes the essence of the financial mechanism, conducts theoretical analysis of this notion and marks out its main components. It offers a new vision of the financial mechanism of ensuring realisation of socio-economic interests of the region. It identifies that the main element of the financial mechanism is financial provision. It justifies significance of financial provision of the region for realisation of socio-economic interests and sustainable regional development. It provides requirements the financial mechanisms should meet, with the help of which realisation of socio-economic interests of the region is carried out. It identifies main tasks of improvement of the financial mechanism of ensuring socio-economic development of Ukrainian regions. It shows that realisation of socio-economic interests of the region with the help of financial mechanisms envisages financial capability of the region.

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Kuzmynchuk N. V., Zyma О. G.
Analysis of types of inter-budget transfers with respect to solution of regional problems of budget formation (p. 198 - 205)

The article analyses the existing (fixed by legislation) types of transfers and their structure with consideration of changes in the Budget Code of Ukraine, in particular, analysis of expenditures, which are taken into account when determining the volume of inter-budget transfers. It provides regional distribution of additional grants for levelling financial provision of local budgets. It analyses subventions directed at ensuring social protection of population. It considers execution of volumes of subventions from the State Budget to local budgets for construction, re-construction and maintenance of public utility roads. It justifies that the policy of providing social transfers is not perfect. On the basis of the conducted analysis it marks out main shortcomings of inter-budget relations that appear due to low efficiency and permanent increase of transfers. Elimination of the specified shortcomings would facilitate improvement of the transfer mechanism.

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Glebova A. O.
Modern theoretical and practical aspects of the process of organisation of financing of socially important projects on the basis of fundraising (p. 206 - 211)

The article studies the essence of the fundraising notion, which has become popular in Ukraine and is actively used in the world practice and allows solution of a number of social problems both at the level of the region and state. However, due to a complex financial and economic situation in the state, absence of experience of development and realisation of social projects, market institutions, legislative provision, significant number of fraud in this sphere, inactivity of the state etc., there is a necessity in a permanent search for modern methods and tools of management, which would allow creation of prerequisites for realisation of socially important projects. Experience of Great Britain is one of the most successful, when the state, private sector and the sphere of culture united and achieved the result when volumes of financing since 1976 until now have increased in 233 times. There is successful experience of medical projects realisation with the help of fundraising, which allows solution of a big number of social problems. In spite of the results of sociological polls in Ukraine, which testify to reduction of trust to charity, the article states that today it is impossible to solve socially important problems without charity (financing projects for disabled, old people homes, incurable patients, etc.). Implementation of the fundraising experience is also important for the bodies of local self-governance, which are responsible for solution of social problems in the region, and, under conditions of the world financial crisis, are forced to permanently search for alternative sources of financing social projects. Only formation of partner relations between the private sector, local bodies of self-governance and local society could create prerequisites for socio-economic development of a region.

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Danko N. I., Dovhal G. V.
Creation of the tourist cluster as a way of increase of investment attractiveness of a region (p. 212 - 218)

The goal of the article is to analyse specific features of formation of cluster associations in the tourism industry as the basis of increase of investment attractiveness of the region. Analysing, systemising and generalising scientific works of a number of scientists, the article considers specific features of creation of cluster associations in the sphere of tourism, their distinctions from other associations (networks) of enterprises and impact on investment attractiveness of a region. In the result of the study it specifies the tourist cluster notion and studies the most successful experience of creation of tourist clusters at the cross-section of various industries: Californian wine cluster, Tropical Northern Queensland cluster and South-African tourist cluster. It also makes a conclusion that experience of creating tourist clusters in former industrial regions is useful for the Kharkiv region: Ruhr Valley, Glasgow etc. – in accordance with the “Creative economy: expansion of ways of local development” concept, proposed by UNESCO. The article offers the procedure of creating a tourist cluster and managing its development using methods that take into account different stages of evolution development of clusters. The prospects of further studies in this direction is adaptation of the methods of creation and management of cluster ICM333 to specific features of the tourist industry and Ukrainian legislation.

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Kryachko Y. M., Rozhon I. V.
Structure diagnostics of competitiveness of regions on the basis of the cognitive approach (p. 219 - 228)

The article considers application of the system approach to diagnostics of competitiveness of regions. It justifies expediency of conduct of such a diagnostics on the basis of the cognitive analysis and modelling of development of semi-structured situations. In the result of the conducted structure-purpose diagnostics of the semistructured situation, the article identifies efficiency of integral impact of competitiveness factors, which gave a possibility to reveal real and potential problems of purposeful development and identify priority of levelling the revealed problems of competitiveness of Ukrainian regions.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2014

Chernyhivska A. V.
Strategic planning of the regional environmental policy (p. 180 - 185)

The article justifies the necessity of introduction of management of regional development of strategic planning. It focuses on importance of the complex work on creation of regulatory and legal, organisational and educational grounds of these activity and also availability of social and material motivation for this activity to become necessary, mandatory and sensitive. The article is devoted to theoretical, methodological and applied issues of formation and realisation of the regional environmental policy. It justifies theoretical essence of the “regional environmental policy” notion. It offers priority directions of the regional ecological policy. It shows that strategic planning of the regional development is based on assessment of competitive advantages and shortcomings of a region and also opportunities and threats with respect to its further development and is considered as one of the most prospective and efficient mechanisms of realisation of the long-term regional environmental policy under conditions of global integration.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2014

Baduda M. P., Zhuk I. I.
Ways of Increasing the Budgetary Financing of Socio-economic Development of the Carpathian Region (p. 174 - 179)

The aim of the article is to identify the main problems and causes of low efficiency of public resources in the areas of the Carpathian region and develop ways to increase their financial viability. The article describes the main problems and causes of low efficiency of public resources in the areas of the Carpathian region. Emphasis is placed on the low efficiency of such mechanisms for regional development, as delegated expenditure, public procurement, and public investment. According to the results of the research the directions were set to increase the financial viability of the Carpathian region. It is necessary to provide incentives for economic growth in the region through a clear link between budget spending priorities of state and regional policies, increase efficiency in order to achieve results at the lowest cost. Prospects for further research in this direction is the introduction of targeted program planning; evaluation of the effectiveness of budget expenditures; restructuring of the public sector; improvement of the state and public financial control over the development budget.

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Korsak V. I.
Formation of Regional Retail Networks, Socio-economic and Environmental Aspects (p. 180 - 186)

The theoretical postulates of the theory of sustainable development of regional retail chains were developed. We used the scientific and special research methods: the method of critical analysis, grouping, specification, scientific abstraction, comparison, synthesis and generalization of scientific experience of modern theoretical studies, systematic and comprehensive approaches. The key socio-environmental threats to human development were analyzed. The basic socio-economic and ecological theories were analyzed, which highlight the way out of the ecological crisis and ways to prevent the development of a possible environmental disaster. In light of the territorial and industrial approach to address social and environmental problems of the proposed theoretical postulates, which can form the basis of the theory of sustainable development of regional retail chains, practical implementation at the regional level which will allow the formation of retail chains in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. On the example of the retail industry it was proposed to use regional-sectoral approach in addressing environmental problems. The theoretical postulates of the theory of sustainable development of regional retail chains in the environmental component parts were created. This study will contribute to the understanding that retail should not only step on the path of economy of non-renewable natural resources, but also encourage manufacturers to change the principles of nature management. It can also significantly affect the consumption by the population in regions and determine the image of its life, identifying public trends and adjusting to the environment that would not conflict with the principles of sustainable development, help local governments in developing and implementing programs to address issues such as unsustainable lifestyles, inefficient production and consumption patterns, which currently impede the realization of the principles of sustainable development of the regions.

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Samojlik M. S.
Optimization Principles of Resource and Environmental Security Strategy in a Region (p. 187 - 196)

The problem of resource and environmental safety, more efficient use of natural and economic potential of the area is a priority issue for each region of Ukraine. Therefore, the paper develops and scientifically substantiates optimization principles of resource and environmental security strategy in Ukrainian regions, oriented at more efficient use of natural and economic potential of the area, resource saving and substitution that include: identification of danger as well as areas of resource and environmental security, allowing to choose a primary strategy for providing resource and environmental security in the region; measures to provide sufficient resource and environmental security in the region based on the optimization of economic models and integrated assessment of alternative scenarios; adjustment of decisions. Theoretical and methodological grounds of the study are the results of fundamental and applied research in the field of economic theory and regional studies, environmental economics, domestic and foreign scholars’ research on management of regional resource potential. In this regard the implementation of the planned strategies and measures will allow to: improve supply of resources and competitiveness of the region, to obtain additional income from secondary resources; preserve primary resources and improve their quality; exploit contaminated land for agricultural needs of the region; reduce the risk to public health from the negative impacts of waste; optimize the social and psychological climate in the region; to ensure the preservation and restoration of the environment of the region, natural ecosystems.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2014

Vahovych I. M., Chul O. M.
Development of the Creative Economy under the Conditions of Cross-border Cooperation (p. 182 - 186)

The article analyzes the role of cross-border cooperation in the promotion and implementation of creative development. The evaluation of the prospects and possibilities of cross-border co-operation programs in the context of the creative development of the border regions was made, and on this basis, the priority of areas for international cooperation was identified. The authors note that the deepening of cross-border cooperation in the development of the creative economy should contribute to the comprehensive promotion of new forms of business, enhance investment potential of the region, the creation of new jobs, the formation of high-quality infrastructure, ensuring a high standard of living.

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Voznyak H. V.
Modern Mechanisms for the Implementation of Budget Policy of Development: Regional Vector (p. 187 - 193)

The paper analyzes the budgetary mechanisms to support regional development, which sources of funds are local budgets. Much attention is paid to the issues of expansion of revenue sources of local budgets, budgeting development, interregional cooperation as an alternative system of financial support and municipal borrowing as a source of budget revenue development. The study established the features and contradictions of innovations introduced by changes to the Budget and Tax Codes, in the financing of regional development, discussed the pros and cons of interregional cooperation, and studied the work of the municipal bond market and municipal credit institution as a significant source of funding for local investment programs. It is proved that budget policy has a lot of issues that should be sought in the expansion of the revenue base of their own financial resources and capacity building, access to credit by strengthening the local market borrowings.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2014

Bondarenko V. M., Mashiko K. S.
Tools of State Regulation of Business Development at the Regional and Subregional Levels (p. 212 - 219)

In the scientific literature on regional economic policy and regional development, aspects of comparability of science-based tools for regional policy and legislated means to implement the authorities at the regional and subregional levels remain unresolved. As a result, the enterprise of a certain territory or a potential investor does not possess the full information on the possible directions of state support for business development of regional and local authorities. In this regard, the idea of the study is to determine the means of implementation of statutory instruments of regional policy at the regional and subregional levels in the context of possible support for business development. In this article the reasons of differences in scientists interpretation of content and components of the regional development regulation . Analysis of national law allowed to systematize tools promoting regional development for the following units: budget and financial, raising competitiveness of business; institutional guarantee; interaction and communications support. In the article there are set out means to implement the above-mentioned instruments; they reflect existing powers of local governments, local and regional executive authorities to create conditions for the effective and efficient functioning of enterprises or direct influence on these processes in accordance with the priorities of territorial development. The developed system declared means of implementing regional policy instruments has practical importance for business in Ukraine, because it indicates the potential direction to facilitate their development by the authorities.

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Veshсhypan O. O., Poliakova O. Y.
Diagnostics of the Regional Economic Development Based on a System of Leading Indicators (p. 220 - 228)

The article analyzes the prospects of using a system of consolidated economic development indicator indices for operational diagnostics of the regional economic development. The analysis shows that inclusion of consolidated leading, coincident, and lagging indicators into the system of operational diagnostics of the socio-economic development of regions allows predicting the trends for the immediate future and diagnosing the economic development of a region as pre-critical, critical, or as growth depending on the dynamics and temporal correlation of the turning points of consolidated indicators. Using the example of Kharkiv region, smoothing and search for the turning points in the economic development were conducted on the basis of monthly data using filtration. Consolidated leading, coincident, and lagging indicator indices were constructed which suggest the leading character of erosion of the purchasing power of the population relative to the decrease in industrial production volumes. Analysis of the dynamics of consolidated indicators over the past two years allowed concluding that the critical situation is still in progress and currently there are no signs of stabilization observed. After a certain increase in late 2013, the consolidated leading indicator index dropped drastically again, which suggests a new wave of crisis developments.

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Goliyad N. Y.
Analysis of the Categorical Framework for Regional Crisis Management (p. 229 - 233)

The article presents an analysis of the categorical framework for regional crisis management based on study of literary sources, which includes, in particular, analysis of the existing interpretations of the definitions “crisis management”, “crisis”, “region” and proposing more accurate ones; analysis of the factors which have caused a crisis in Ukraine; analysis of principal theories concerning the origin of economic crises; identifying basic spheres of activities of a region and types of crises that affect them. Besides, the analysis described in the article allows claiming that more accurate definition and understanding of the essence of crisis management is likely to be instrumental in developing an effective mechanism of leading a region out of a critical or pre-critical situation, which, in turn, will make a significant contribution to the recovery of the state overall.

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Manoilenko O. V., Savchenko N. V.
Formation of a System of Basic Indicators for Evaluation of Sustainability of the Socio-Economic Health of a Region (p. 234 - 240)

The objective of the article is forming a system of basic indicators for evaluation of sustainability of the socio-economic health of a region. The study presents a comparative analysis of the existing methods for evaluation of basic indicators of sustainability of the socio-economic health of a region using the following criteria: structuredness of an integral indicator; its formation process; orientation of the evaluation (dynamic and static trends); the quantity and quality of utilized indicators; interpretation of the obtained evaluation results. The findings of the analysis were used as a basis for forming a methodological approach to evaluation of basic indicators of sustainability of the socio-economic health of an area. The following groups of indicators were singled out: the population quality; the economic activity of the population; the living (consumption) standard; the volume (scale) of business activities; economic performance; quality of the regional environment. An integral rating for evaluation of sustainability of the socio-economic health of a region was formed which is obtained from simple addition of the component indices of individual indicator groups. Integral ratings measure the interregional differentiation in sustainability of the socio-economic health of regions and characterize sustainability of the socio-economic health of a region in an indirect way, through the achieved development level and development dynamics (as realization of the competitive advantages of a region). Final comprehensive evaluation results allow positioning regions within a system of parameters, showing the results on schematic maps (constructing cartograms), drawing a textual analytical conclusion based on the interpretation model.

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Preobrazhenska O. S.
Methodological Support for Analysis of Resilience in Regional Development (p. 241 - 248)

The article focuses on the sustainable development of regions as a basis for satisfaction of the economic interests of the country, analyzes the essence of the term “economic resilience”. The regional constituent of the economic resilience was considered within the context of its interconnection with the sustainable development concept, and stages of diagnostics of the economic resilience of a region were described. The article also provides an analysis of the primary components of the economic resilience of regions, namely the investment and financial components, as well as the sustainable development index in terms of three dimensions: economic, ecological, and social ones. The study also identified the hazards which produce the most significant effect on the socioeconomic situation in the country – crime, corruption, social disparity, unemployment rates. The constituents of resilience in functioning of Kharkiv region were listed. Prospects for future research of the economic resilience of a region with application of the market analysis methods were determined.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2015

Yaroshenko I. V., Semigulina I. B.
Methodological Approaches to Creation and Maintenance of the System of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Socioeconomic Development of Ukraine’s Regions (p. 180 - 186)

The article discusses methodological approaches to creation and maintenance of the system of monitoring of the socioeconomic development of Ukrainian regions. Ensuring stability of the socioeconomic development of regions requires efficient organizational management based on constant monitoring and evaluation of the current socioeconomic state of the region with a view to updating the managerial decision-making and determining the future development prospects. Organization of such monitoring allows establishing the relations between the indicators of the socioeconomic development of the region and responding to negative trends in these indicators in a timely manner. The system of monitoring and evaluation of the socioeconomic development of Ukrainian regions based on the methodological recommendations proposed in this work is time-efficient, dynamic, and flexible; it demonstrates the existing variations in the level of the socioeconomic development of regions within the studied time frame. The proposed methodological approaches to creation of the system of monitoring and evaluation of the development of the region allow virtually real-time independent assessment of trends in the development of its socioeconomic state, obtaining information on the state of the business climate in the real sector of the economy and its possible changes, promptly analyzing the financial state of the region and the most essential factors that determine the regional socioeconomic policy.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2015

Fedorenko I. A., Mordovtsev O. S.
Indicative Planning of Regional Development as a Socio-Economic System (p. 120 - 125)

In the article the necessity of using the indicative planning as one of the effective mechanisms for the implementation of strategic goals and objectives of socio-economic development of the regions of Ukraine is substantiated. It has been proposed to consider indicative planning as an open socio-economic system with the feedback, which elements are: the Planning Board; planning process entities; institutional and legal support; processes reflecting the main stages of development of the planning documents; information subsystem for monitoring the socio-economic development, information subsystems of indicative planning of administrative areas of business entities. The conditions for the effective functioning of the system have been determined. The procedure for the formation of the indicative plan for socio-economic development has been proposed. The emphasis is made on the effective mutual interaction of planning process entities (government institutions, business and social entities). There has been proved the necessity of using information subsystem for monitoring the socio-economic development, which allows for a comprehensive assessment of development trends in the region, forecasting and controlling the dynamics of objective indicators in a continuous mode.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2015

Slava S. S., Sember S. V., Mashiko K. S., Hapak N. M.
Structural Statics and Dynamics of the Economy of Transcarpathia under Pre-Crisis and Crisis Conditions (p. 108 - 114)

Under current conditions in Ukraine, when the vector is directed at increasing self-sufficiency of the regions, diagnostics of structural transformations in their economic systems is a mandatory and necessary component to identify potential points of the region development. Accordingly, the purpose of the article is to study the structural trends in the economy of the Transcarpathian region and identify its leading sectors under the pre-crisis and crisis conditions, balance in dynamics of the main indicators — the volume of sales, regional value added, capital investment and the number of employees, as well as formation of the main directions in development of the regional economy. It has been revealed that for the past ten years the restructuring of the region economic did not go on too rapidly and it is still difficult to speak about a clear trend of transition to a post-industrial system. Given the current characteristics of the economy of Transcarpathia, the article defined the basic problematic aspects of its structural transformation. It allowed to determine the long-term, according to the authors, ways of “modernization” of economic processes in terms of attracting investments, increasing innovation, business activity, formation of a complete production cycle, use of alternative energy sources, implementation of the EU requirements.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2015

Tkachenko S. A.
Improving the Methodology for a Monitoring Subsystem in Strategic Regulation Systems of the Regional Structure and Territorial Organization of Agro-Food Sector Entities Based on the Requirements of Functionally Advanced Information Processing (p. 188 - 194)

Consideration of the scientific achievements of leading scientists-economists and diagnostics of the experience gained in establishment and operation of territorial production systems and implementation of accounting and economic as well as analytical calculations have made it possible to determine the main directions of improving methodological materials on economic monitoring: it is, first, clear definitions of indicators, which are necessary to operate with in the process of solving the tasks of monitoring, and the unity of their symbols; second, the use of rational methods of calculating the accounting and economic as well as analytical indicators; third, description (where appropriate) of various methods for obtaining the results of monitoring; fourth, giving a fairly complete list of incoming information necessary to calculate one or another indicator; fifth, construction of informational accounting and economic as well as analytical tables based on the number of specific indicators. Improving the monitoring methodology in the functionally advanced systems of strategic regulation of the regional structure and territorial organization of agro-food sector entities in all areas considered, as it is evident from the past experience, significantly facilitates the development of design solutions for economic monitoring subsystem and increases their cost-effectiveness, comprehensiveness, depth, speed, analyticity and quality. Among the prospects for further research in this direction, in our opinion, of special relevance is an issue related to information tools to provide economic monitoring subsystem in the functionally advanced strategic regulation systems of the regional structure and territorial organization of agro-food sector entities.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2016

Semchuk Z. V.
Coordination of Regional Structures’ Interests Concerning Investment Resources of Educational Services of Enterprises under High-Risk Conditions (p. 140 - 145)

The development of professional education in the context of interaction with the labor market has been analyzed and inconsistencies of professional and economic nature have been revealed. Reasons for the imbalance in the structure of the market for labor and education have been identified, and it was noted that they have a negative impact on the economic security of educational institutions and cause the accumulation of negative factors as well. Elements of foreign experience in forecasting economic development and associated with it changes in educational services with regard to high-risk conditions have been considered for the purpose of its application in Ukraine. A conceptual model of information technology for coordination of regional structures’ interests concerning investment resources of educational services of enterprises under high-risk conditions has been proposed. The information technology is based on the econometric model for optimizing enterprise Internet payment systems, criterion of hierarchical games theories, multiobjective optimization, active systems, the model for diagnosing internal and external threats to the economic security of the educational institution; means and methodology of the system-value approach; algorithms for recognition of crisis situations; the optimization model for forecasting crisis situations and managing risk as well as the decision-making system for coordination of regional structures’ interests concerning investment resources based on the model of a program-design-target complex.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2016

Danko N. I., Dovhal G. V.
The Branding of Kharkov City as a Tourist Destination (p. 74 - 79)

On the basis of analyzing publications and documents of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the authors clarified the concept of “tourist destination”; considered and clarified the concept of “brand of the tourist destination”; suggested the mechanism for development of the brand of the tourist destination. The existing brand of Kharkiv — “Kharkiv — smart city” — has been analyzed and it was concluded that this brand is promising and successful for educational tourism, for attracting foreign students and scholars — connoisseurs of new technologies and science fiction. The direction of further work on the brand of Kharkiv city as a tourist destination is to enhance the already existing brand “Kharkiv — smart city” by introducing a set of marketing communications, aggressive advertising campaign in Ukrainian and international media and travel exhibitions. Besides, it is considered to be promising to design brands intended for other target segments of consumers — “Kharkiv – historic city”, “Kharkiv — sport city”, etc., which will lead to a synergistic effect in the tourism industry of Kharkiv. Prospects for further research in this direction are studying new strategic directions of development of Kharkiv city as a tourist destination.

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Kosyrieva O. V.
The Analysis of Theoretical Approaches to Identification of Factors of Regional Economic Growth (p. 80 - 89)

The article is devoted to the investigation of current approaches to identification of factors of economic growth in the regions. The theory of new economic geography based on works and studies of P. Krugman has been considered. There highlighted the key issues of regional economic growth requiring an in-depth studying and consideration in the elaboration of strategies for sustainable development of the regions. The views of leading domestic and foreign scholars as well as the OECD experts, the World Bank, the National Statistics Service of the United Kingdom and others on the main drivers of economic growth have been analyzed. On the basis of the study the factors of regional economic growth most commonly encountered in theory and practice have been generalized. It is proved that scientists and analysts most often classify as the factors of regional economic growth the following ones: those characterizing human potential, scientific-technical and innovative activity, management and institutional capacity. The factors less frequently correlated by specialists and scientists with the regional economic growth include: those characterizing the environment, business and socio-political factors, which is associated with difficulty of their quantification, but in any case does not diminish their importance.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2016

Kyzym M. O., Kosyrieva O. V.
Evaluating β-convergence of the Socio-Economic Development of Ukraine’s Regions (p. 104 - 114)

The article is devoted to evaluating β-convergence of the socio-economic development of Ukraine’s regions. The essence and theoretical basis of evaluation of σ- and β-convergence is studied. The neoclassical theory of growth of R. Solow that serves as a basis for models of β-convergence is considered. The essence and features of evaluation of the absolute (unconditional) and conditional β-convergence is examined. The existing empirical researches of the economic development of countries and their regions with the use of convergence models are analyzed and it is found that: the theory of convergent-divergent development of countries and their regions is sufficiently developed; there are certain studies aimed at evaluation and analysis of the convergence of regional development in Ukraine, but there is no comprehensive study that comprises the building of all the above types of β-convergence models for the period covering the years before and after the crisis of 2008-2009. A scheme of the investigation of the convergence process in regions of Ukraine is proposed, and on this basis the evaluation of β-convergence for Ukraine’s regions is conducted with the use of four types of models: the Barro and Sala-i-Martin model, the Baumol model, the Solow-Swan model, the Cuadrado-Roura model. On the basis of the study it has been found that for the peripheral regions the presence of convergence of their social and economic development is determined by the share of services in the gross regional product to a greater extent and availability of mineral resources to a less extent, but the given result is obtained only with the use of the Barro Sala-i-Martin model, for the other models the condition of β- convergence is not met.

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Yaroshenko I. V., Semigulina I. B.
The Positioning of the City of Kharkiv and Individual Large Cities of Ukraine at the Regional, National and International Levels (p. 115 - 126)

The efficient system of public administration, comprehensive, rational and effective use of all existing territorial resources are impossible without a system versatile assessment of the existing socio-economic potential of the territories, on the basis of which the priority directions of socio-economic development of the country, region, individual territory, city are determined. The main driver of development of a certain territory (region) is administrative cities (regional centers, cities of regional and district significance), which due to economic and geographical, natural resource, social and environmental potentials act as points (centers) of regional development, and directly affect the general potential, positioning and competitive advantages of the territory as a whole among the regional economic entities of Ukraine. Administrative centers acquire in this context particular importance for socio-economic development of the regions. In the presented materials the importance of the city of Kharkiv in the economic and social life of the region is considered, the positioning of the city of Kharkiv and individual large cities of Ukraine at the regional, national and international levels is studied.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2016

Ivanova O. Y.
Integral Estimation of the Level of Self-Development of Ukrainian Regions (p. 77 - 83)

The aim of the article is to substantiate the stages, methods, techniques, indicators of an integral estimation of self-development of regions as a basis for determining the tools to stimulate regional self-development. There proposed definitions of such concepts as self-development, self-sufficiency, self-government and self-financing of the region. The sequence of stages for determining the integral index of the level of regional self-development is substantiated. There clarified the definition of “the level of self-development of the region”, combining self-sufficiency, as the ability to maintain the current level of development using the own resources to provide an appropriate level of implementation functions imposed on the region, and the region’s ability to generate new competitive advantages upon the availability of management mechanisms. There justified the components of regional self-development: self-sufficiency, self-government, self-financing, for the assessment of which at the methodological and practical level there built integral indices by the method of entropy, and the regions are distributed by the level of self-sufficiency, self-government and self-financing. The evaluation of the level of self-development of Ukrainian regions by components is carried out. Prospects for further research are forecasting the values of components of self-development of regions, identifying changes in the state of the indices and developing on this basis recommendations to improve the position of regions in terms of self-development.

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Nazarenko I. M., Nazarenko A. V.
The Economic Measuring of Lease Relations of Agribusiness Entities in Sumy region (p. 84 - 90)

The aim of the article is to study effects of reforming the agrarian sector of the national economy and examine the current state of lease land-property relations. The legal support for the agrarian reform is analyzed. On the basis of examining fundamental scientific achievements of Ukrainian scientists related to the issue under study, the positive and negative consequences of reforming the agricultural sector are generalized. The state of land use by agribusiness entities in Sumy region is analyzed. The ranking of regions of Ukraine based on the criterion of the maximum land rent is studied. There presented a detailed consideration of the dynamics of the size of rent paid by agribusiness entities in the studied region as well as of the actually paid amount of rent for land and property shares in the sector. The percentage of rent in the structure of other costs and the total amount of the agricultural production expanses is determined.

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Prushkivskyj V. G., Buryak V. V.
The Methodological Background for Harmonizing Components of Sustainable Development of an Industrial City (p. 91 - 97)

The aim of the article is to develop a methodological background for harmonizing components of sustainable development of an industrial city. The ways of harmonization of economic, environmental and social components are studied. It is proposed to use the rule of “golden ratio” to determine the “ideal” values of the components of sustainable development. On the basis of the index method the components of sustainable development are evaluated. The comparative analysis of the actual and harmonic distribution between the sub-indices of sustainable development is performed. Based on the rule of “golden ratio” it is proved that the harmonization allows to state the existence of differences as well as to carry out a quantitative analysis. It is justified that the existence of disharmony between the components of sustainable development requires elaboration of an appropriate mechanism on the basis of redistribution of investment resources as well as other economic instruments to support the components at a certain level.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2017

Bielikova N. V., Gretska-Mirgorodska V. V.
Branding as an Element of the Strategy of Social and Economic Development of the City (p. 155 - 161)

The analysis of the evolutionary stages of the scientific and methodological support of the branding of cities is presented and the components of the city brand related to the basic indicators of its social and economic development are proposed. It is proved that under the current conditions of economic globalization and regional integration, the competition between territories is intensifying, which requires local authorities to develop new approaches to the branding of cities. The aim of the article is to substantiate the components of the city branding in the development of the strategy of social and economic development of the city. Analysis of the stages of evolution of scientific and methodological support for the branding of cities demonstrates the expansion of its tools and its inclusion in the strategies of social and economic development of cities. It is determined that the main constituents of the city brand are: importance of the city in the country and the region; human capital; economy, industry, innovations; ease of doing business; health protection; education, culture, sport, urban infrastructure. Methodical approach to the implementation of the city branding within the framework of its socio-economic development strategy involves the implementation of interrelated stages: SWOT analysis of the social and economic system of the city; formation of the list of competitive advantages of the city; determination of priority directions for the development of the city, etc.

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Hubarieva I. O., Khaustova V. Y., Tyschenko V. F.
The Economic Security of the City in the Strategic Management System (p. 162 - 171)

The article investigates the problem of economic security of the city in the strategic management system. The article describes the process of ensuring the economic security of the city. The organizational approach was approved using the example of Kharkiv city. The list of threats to the economic security of the city and their urgency is justified by combining such methods as expert surveys, SWOT-analysis and the hierarchy analysis method. There proposed a methodical approach to assessing the economic security of the city based on a hierarchically built system of indices (integral, complex and partial), which allowed determining the level of economic security of the city and imbalances in the development of its functional components. It is proposed to work out scenarios for ensuring the economic security of the city by combining the cognitive modeling and the scenario approach, which makes it possible to determine directions of the implementation of the strategy for ensuring the economic security of the city and choose leverages of state regulation. There presented a mechanism for ensuring the economic security of the city, which includes the following elements: an action plan to implement the strategy for ensuring the economic security of the city; institutional and organizational support; programming and project planning; scientific and methodological support; financial support. The obtained results reveal, deepen and establish conceptual foundations for ensuring the economic security of the city.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2017

Voznyak H. V.
Influence of the Budgetary Decentralization on the Economic Growth of Regions of Ukraine: Statistical Estimation (p. 154 - 160)

The aim of the article is to define, determine and analyze the interrelationships between the budgetary decentralization and the economic growth of regions of Ukraine under conditions of reforming the power and financial resources. A statistical estimation of the influence of the budgetary decentralization on the economic growth of regions of Ukraine for 2015-2016 is carried out. The application of the panel data modeling allowed to build econometric models that made it possible to determine the ambiguous nature of the budgetary decentralization and identify key factors of its influence. It is shown that in terms of the income and expenditures the budgetary decentralization is positively associated with the economic growth of regions of Ukraine during the chosen time range of the study. The dynamic growth of the own revenues of local budgets is not a catalyst for the economic development of the regions. A strong negative effect of transfers on the dependent variable is confirmed. Among the variables included in the model and additionally characterizing the budgetary decentralization, the single tax and subsidies for the socio-economic development of individual territories attract attention. As a result of the study, the author justifies the need to minimize the transfer dependence of the regions at a simultaneous increasing of their own revenue base with local taxes and fees serving as a reliable basis for a long-term planning and development.

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Dubnytsky V. I., Fedulova S. O., Vasyliuk O. V.
Regional Infrastructure: Modernization, Priorities and Development Prospects (p. 161 - 168)

The aim of the article is to review the methodologies for classification of the composition of regional infrastructure. In our opinion, today the scientific substantiation of modern tools of the development and modernization of the regional infrastructure remains a particularly urgent and difficult research task. Currently the term “regional infrastructure” is used quite actively in the scientific circles, but neither in normative legal and methodological documents nor in the practice of regional administration has it been unambiguously defined. The article analyzes the theoretical and methodological issues of defining regional infrastructure as a separate category and reveals some lack of regulation of the categorical apparatus in the sphere of regional infrastructure at the legislative level. It is also pointed out that little attention is paid to the issues of regional and local infrastructure as a complex management object, the development of infrastructure policies at the regional level, and the organizational and economic mechanism for its development. The article examines the world trends of spatial development and determines their inevitable impact on the modernization of infrastructure support of the region. The organizational and methodological provisions of the development of regional infrastructure considered at the present stage prove the necessity of forming modern approaches to the scientific definition and management of regional infrastructure.

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Zabarna E. M.
On the Issue of Forming a Methodical Approach to Assessing the Investment Attractiveness of Regions of Ukraine (p. 169 - 175)

The aim of the article is to further develop the scientific principles of formation of methodological approaches to assessing the investment attractiveness of regions of Ukraine. The content of the economic category “innovation and investment climate” is investigated. There systematized factors of formation and evaluation of the innovation and investment climate, including economic, political, legal, scientific and technical, natural and social ones, which differ in the level of their mobility / inertia. It is shown that practically any legislative efforts of the government to create a favorable innovation and investment climate can be blocked by the authorities locally, while efforts to form an economic mechanism at this level can compensate certain shortcomings in the whole state economic regulation. The volume of direct foreign investments for the period starting from 2010 is analyzed. There proposed a methodological approach to assessing the investment attractiveness of regions of Ukraine with consideration for generalized indicators: level of general economic development; level of investment infrastructure development in the region; demographic characteristics of the region; level of criminogenic, environmental and other risks. Each synthesized indicator is determined by the aggregate of the analytical indicators included in their composition. The quantitative value of each synthesized indicator is obtained by summing the rank values (in the system of regions) that are part of the analytical indicators. An investment passport should provide investment support for regulating the development of a region. There proposed a scheme for formation of an investment passport taking into account the information data system.

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Tsvyakh O. M., Openko I. A., Shevchenko O. V.
The Problems of Payment for Land at the Implementation of Investment Projects on Redevelopment of Industrial Areas in the City of Kiev (p. 176 - 183)

The aim of the article is to determine the amount of fees to be paid by investors for the industrial areas subject to renovation at the stage of approving the relevant project documentation at implementing projects on redevelopment of these areas in the city of Kiev and identify a mechanism for encouraging and stimulating investments in this industry. Despite the complicated procedure for implementing a project on redevelopment (renovation) of industrial areas, it is worth noting that one of quite significant capital-intensive categories of investment activity that creates a certain additional “barrier” for investors is overhead cost, namely, payment for land. That is, at the stage of development, coordination of projects on reorganization of industrial areas, an investor has already to pay a fee for land plots gaining no economic income from these territories. The maximum amount of land tax to be paid by investors for the actual functional use of these lands is 72.51 million UAH / year. Thus, in order to make the redevelopment of large industrial territories attractive to investors, the city authorities should act as a full partner and take a number of obligations, namely, to introduce special investment rules and mechanisms, for example, to significantly shorten the time for review and approval of relevant projects (transferring industrial facilities, changing the purpose of land, constructing new real estate properties, etc.), grant tax breaks (“holidays”) for this period, take the responsibility for organizing the transfer of production facilities and defray part of the costs related to it and after completion of the investment project to transfer the land to the investor without equity participation in a predetermined period.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2017

Beglarashvili O. P., Grygorenko T. M.
The Current State and Trends of Development of Stores in Kyiv Region (p. 139 - 144)

The current state and trends of development of stores in Kyiv region for 2010-2016 are analyzed. The research reflects regional aspects of the basic indicators of development of the stores — there analyzed the dynamics of retail turnover, consumer price indices, retail turnover of retail trade enterprises, commodity stocks in the enterprises’ retail network, basic indicators of stores of enterprises-legal entities, namely the number of stores; sales area; provision of the population with sales area; sales area per store, etc. Carrying out the research of development trends of the retail trade network in Kiev region, the indicators characterizing the network of stores of enterprises-legal entities trading in food and non-food goods of are analyzed. There proposed measures to level the disproportions in the development of the retail trade network in urban and rural area of Kyiv region.

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Dmytryshyn L. I., Bushynska V. V.
Ranking Assessment of the Development of the Knowledge Economy in Regions of Ukraine (p. 145 - 151)

The article is dedicated to studying regional aspects of knowledge economy assessment. The aim of the article is to form a ranking of Ukraine’s region in terms of the level of development of the knowledge-based economy using the taxonomy method and determine the spatial links between the territorial units in the local and global contexts. According to the aim set in the article, a comparative analysis of the knowledge economy index in Ukraine, European countries, and Central Asia is conducted; the indicator of the taxonomic development of the knowledge economy in regions of Ukraine is determined; the regions are grouped according to the value of the knowledge economy index and the knowledge index in the period 2012-2015, and their dynamics is analyzed; a ranking of Ukraine’s regions in terms of the development level of the knowledge economy is formed.

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Zabarna E. M., Shchokina E. U.
Scientific Substantiation and Application of the System of Organizational and Managerial Innovations in Regional Development (p. 152 - 156)

The aim of the article is substantiation and integration of the system of organizational and managerial innovations in the development of regions of Ukraine with prospects for further research on this topic. The main problems existing in modern management of the regions are revealed and the reasons of their occurrence are shown. The content of the economic categories of “system”, “region”, “organizational and managerial innovations” and “system of organizational and managerial innovations” is studied. There identified four modern trends in the development of the theoretical research, which include new paradigms and concepts of a region, location of its activities, spatial organization of the economy, interregional economic interactions. It is noted that the need to ensure the development of the regions is due to the importance of optimizing the spatial economic characteristics of the country in accordance with the features of allocation of its available and potential resources as well as the need to meet the general and specific needs of the population. The formation of a system of organizational and managerial innovations, with consideration for the specifics of the sphere of their implementation is proposed, and measures on its application are determined, which allows providing a system process of qualitative changes in the development of territories and the real sector of the economy of a region.

Article is written in Ukrainan


THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №4-2017

Bubenko P. T., Panova O. D.
The Program for Urban Development in the Context of Current Urbanization Challenges (p. 185 - 194)

The aim of the article is to study the evolutionary development of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and analyze the strategic tools of urban development within the existing urban paradigm at the present stage. The global conceptual transformations through the lens of identifying urbanization as an engine for sustainable and comprehensive economic growth and sustainable urban development are analyzed. In the context of providing mutually complementary links between urbanization and economic development, the content components of the system of actions for implementing the NUA aimed at achieving sustainable urban development are systematized. Prospects for further research in this direction are searching for universal tools of strategic urban development within the framework of the provisions of the NUA, as well as analyzing the impact of local factors on the process of implementing the NUA.

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Zvarych O. I.
The Structural Analysis of Economic Development of Regions (p. 195 - 205)

The aim of the article is to analyze the economic development of regions by means of the model of the economic base using such indicators as the coefficients of surplus labor and localization, coefficients of concentration and diversification, industry multiplier coefficient, and coefficient of intensity of performing basic functions. Within the framework of the analysis, the areas of specialization are defined, the intensity of performing the basic functions is assessed, and the correlation between the areas of specialization — auxiliary (complementary) and servicing — is investigated. Furthermore, the identification is carried out, that is, it is determined which particular stages of the production process are concentrated in the region: management, research or production. When studying the functional structure of regions, attention is focused on identifying the functional specialization of the region under study and determining its level of specialization. The factors of localization made it possible to determine the level of regional specialization and the dominant functional specialization of the region. Through functional specialization, there identified the spheres of economic activity, whose value in a given spatial unit is greater than that achieved in a certain set of units. The reasons for regional specialization should be seen in the system of demographic conditions, environmental conditions and in the formed infrastructure environment. When determining the regional multiplier and the coefficient of intensity of performing basic functions, attention is focused on the division according to the functional feature of the economic activity: production and infrastructure, management, research and development. The evaluation of the intensity of performing basic functions is given through the division of these indicators according to the functional feature of the economic activity. The results obtained are a prerequisite for the formation of sustainable development strategies for the region.

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Lukyanov V. I.
The Analysis of the Current State and Trends in the Development of the Housing and Utilities Infrastructure in Regions of Ukraine (p. 206 - 211)

An analysis of the current state and trends in the development of the housing and utilities infrastructure in regions of Ukraine is conducted. It is noted that the housing and utilities infrastructure is an important social sector that provides the population, enterprises, and organizations with the necessary housing and public utility services, which significantly influences the development of the economy of the country and its regions. The analysis showed that public utility enterprises remain stably unprofitable both in Ukraine in whole and in its regions. The attention is focused on the fact that the main sources for financing the housing and utilities infrastructure are the state and local budgets, payments of individuals and legal entities for housing and public utility services, investments and loans provided by international financial organizations that make a significant contribution to the financing of the sector under conditions of budget deficit. Summarizing the results of the PEST analysis and SWOT analysis of the development of the housing and utilities infrastructure in regions of Ukraine, the author concludes that there are a significant number of negative reasons for the weak aspects of the functioning of the housing and utilities infrastructure. There identified economic incentives for attracting potential investors to the programs for the development of the housing and public utility sector in the regions, which are based on the legislative consolidation of the basic conditions for effective functioning of the market for housing and public utility services.

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Palant O. Y., Vodovozov Y. N.
Economic Justification of the Organization and Creation of a Business Entity for the Introduction of an E-Ticket (p. 212 - 218)

The aim of the article is to present the economic studies and justification of the creation of an individual business entity designed to serve all aspects of the functioning of a contactless fare payment system in public transport for the purpose of solving the issue of optimizing revenue collection from the provided transport services, which is an important step to provide a break-even operation of carrier enterprises. Ensuring the implementation of the measures indicated in the article will give an opportunity to really influence the improvement of the state of affairs in such an important branch of the urban economy as urban electric transport. Since it is not only a social mode of transport but also the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, as well as the one that is most promising to use in the future where very soon electric vehicles will become the dominant means of transportation. The economic and legal aspects of concluding contracts examined by the authors made it possible to highlight the general problems of the functioning of enterprises providing services for passengers in cities of our country, which, as a matter of fact, hamper their development.

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Pilko A. D., Hrabovetska H. D.
A Model for Assessing the Investment Potential of a Region (p. 219 - 224)

The publication provides the results of a study of existing theoretical and scientific and methodological approaches to assessing the investment potential of a region. Based on the study of existing approaches to interpretation, assessment, analysis and modeling of the components of the investment climate in the region, there presented the authors’ approach to assessment of investment potential using the opportunities of econometric modeling. To quantify the value of investment potential, it is proposed to consider its constituent components, including industrial, agricultural, financial, social, and consumer potential, which in their totality determine it. There presented an approach to determining the proportion of individual components of investment potential of a region in the integral indicator.

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Taraday V. N.
Improving the Assessment of the Level of Regional Resources Management (p. 224 - 229)

The work improves the assessment of the level of managing development resources by regions of Ukraine, which is based on the use of a comprehensive assessment — multidimensional comparative analysis (namely the rank-sum test) and allows comparing the effectiveness of managing resource development in regions of Ukraine using the available data, on their status on the basis of a unified system of indicators, as well as comparing the level of managing development resources by each region of Ukraine in time. The uneven development of regions of the country is investigated, the growth of inter-regional socio-economic disproportions is revealed. It is determined that, having a fundamentally different composition and volume of natural, human, financial resources, the state and effectiveness of managing development resources by regions of Ukraine is significantly different. The level of managing development resources by regions of Ukraine is proposed to be assessed by the aggregate indicators characterizing the increase in the productivity of the regional economy, profitability of local business, and level of incomes of the population; general increase in social standards, quality of life and business environment.

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Turskyj I. V.
Conceptual Foundations for the Formation of a New Paradigm for Socio-Economic Development of Regions (p. 230 - 235)

The aim of the article is to define the theoretical and methodological foundations and practical basis for the process of forming a new paradigm of regional development, in particular the features of classical and modern theories of regional development in the aspect of the formation of factors for intensifying the social and humanitarian development of entrepreneurship in regions. There noted an increase in the role of humanitarian values and social factors in the economic development of regions in the existing paradigms of regional development, which makes it necessary to concentrate research on the development of the humanitarian and social spheres in close interrelation with economic development. Based on the research and analysis of internal and external factors of the regional economic development, a set of key factors for the development of the knowledge economy in regions is defined. The study of regional approaches to regional development has led to the conclusion that, under current conditions, the existing paradigms of regional development should be improved taking into account the realities of the emergence of new economic systems based on human capital and knowledge, as well as on the introduction of the component of social and humanitarian space of the region into the analysis of regional development processes.

Article is written in Ukrainan


THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №1-2018

Bogdan N. M.
Assessing the Level of Financial and Economic Security of Ukraine’s Regions: Methodology and Practice (p. 142 - 149)

Theoretical and methodological approaches to determining and assessing the level of financial and economic security at the regional level are studied. The aim of the article is to improve the methodology for assessing financial and economic security at the regional level based on the study of existing theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as to assess the level of financial and economic security of regions of Ukraine. Theoretical approaches to defining the category of financial and economic security and methodological approaches to its assessment are reviewed and summarized. It is proved that the financial and economic security of a region is a complex integral concept that combines the concepts of both financial and economic security. Given the simplicity and accessibility of the information base and transparency of calculations, the author established the appropriateness and sufficiency of a set of indicators for financial economic security. The assessment of the level of financial and economic security of regions of Ukraine is carried out. The necessity of developing a mechanism to ensure the financial and economic security of a region is substantiated. It is proved that in its development it is advisable to observe objectively existing principles of integrity, consistency, variability, coordination, and specialization. Based on the results of the study, conclusions are drawn on the need to formulate, develop and create an effective system for ensuring financial and economic security at the regional level in order to promote competitiveness of the regions and their investment attractiveness. The detailed development of the mechanism for ensuring the financial and economic security of a region as well as the planning and organization of its financial security should be the subject of further scientific research.

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Kozachenko G. V., Bukolova V. V.
The Analysis of Approaches to Assessing Socio-Economic Security of a Region (p. 150 - 157)

Assessment of social and economic security of a region is used in determining the ways for ensuring it, selecting directions, guidelines and priorities for the development of the socio-economic system of a region. To assess the socio-economic security of a region, there needed an appropriate methodological base, the main element of which is the approach to assessment. There analyzed the content, advantages and limitations of approaches to assessing the socio-economic security of a region (the functional (or complex) approach, the indicator one, the index approach, ranking), which are available in the science of economic security of the meso level, and the presence of which can be regarded as a reflection of the contextual postmodern methodology of the science of economic security. The actual problems in the use of approaches to assessing social and economic security of a region that require resolving are outlined: the lack of justification for the number and type of primary indicators, their inconsistency, the lack of a reasonable base for comparison of the selected indicators, insufficient use of modeling capabilities, low operationalization of the methods of the analyzed approaches.

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Onyschenko V. O., Bondarevska O. M.
A Protective Approach to Determining Economic Security of a Region (p. 158 - 164)

The aim of the article is to systematize scientific approaches concerning the impact of negative factors on the state of economic security of a region, determine the criteria for the transition of the regional economic system from one state to another, with consideration for the intensity of the impact of negative factors of influence, as well identify the sources of threats to economic security of a region. There studied the essence of factors that negatively influence the state of economic security of a region: risk, threat, challenge. The characteristic of the elements of the system for diagnosing economic security of a region is given. A review of the position of scientists regarding the impact of negative factors on the state of economic security of a region is conducted. Based on the generalization of scientific approaches, the areas of manifestation of threats to economic security of a region are singled out. As a result of the research, the threats to economic security of a region are typologized according to their functional components. The directions of further research in this area are related to the calculation and analysis of the state of economic security in the regions of Ukraine, determining the degree of the impact of threats on the main components of the economic security of the regions for developing an effective program for ensuring the security of regional development.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №2-2018

Zinchenko O. A.
Preconditions for the Formation of a Positive Image of a Region (p. 141 - 145)

The aim of the article is to substantiate the prerequisites for creating an image of a territory in the context of decentralization and intensification of business activity at the regional level. The economic and socio-cultural prerequisites for creating the image are revealed, their role in these processes proved. The influence of the image on investment activity in the region is analyzed. The importance of the security factor that creates a favorable environment for the formation of the regional brand and its promotion both in the national and global arena is proved. It is determined that the traditional system for forming an image of a region, under conditions of extreme instability of the domestic social and economic systems, is not sufficient to ensure balanced economic growth and gradual social development. It is proposed to use the recursion principle for region branding. A promising area for further research in this sphere is the development of methodological approaches to diagnose the image of a territory, transformation of a positive image into the regional brand and ensuring its promotion in the global information space on the same principles of international security.

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Krasnonosova O. M.
Expansion of Authorities of Territorial Communities in the Development of Local Self-Government in Ukraine (p. 146 - 151)

Financial systems should ensure an increase in costs that arise when local governments exercise their powers. Protection of weaker financial institutions of local self-government requires the introduction of financial equalization procedures or equivalent measures aimed at overcoming the consequences of unequal distribution. The aim of the work is to clarify the composition and sequence of management measures on the part of local governments. The Law of Ukraine “On Local Self-Government in Ukraine” defines the concept of a territorial community as the inhabitants united by permanent residence within a village, settlement or city. The corresponding localities are independent administrative territorial units. Each of the units has certain development priorities. Reconciling priorities is a difficult task. The formation of the budget relates to financial functions of local government bodies. It includes the concept of the local budget — as a plan for the formation and use of financial resources necessary to ensure functions and powers of local governments; the district budget — as a plan for the formation and use of financial resources necessary to ensure common interests of the territorial communities of villages and towns of regional subordination, implementation of local programs and budgetary alignment; the regional budget — as a plan for the formation and use of financial resources necessary to ensure common interests of territorial communities, implementation of local programs and budgetary alignment. The development of local self-government in Ukraine and the reform of the territorial structure require using new tools and methods for strategic management of activities of local communities, harmonization of priorities for their development, and formation of a new structure of relations between the center and the periphery. The development of local self-government is characterized by the redistribution of power in favor of the periphery and institutional multipolarity, requires further in-depth research of the possibility for coordinating the development priorities of territorial communities within administrative territories.

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Kurhanska M. К.
Analysis of the Work of Construction Organizations in Regions of Ukraine in the Context of Crisis Management (p. 152 - 158)

The work of construction organizations in regions of Ukraine in the context of crisis management is analyzed. The author notes that crisis management should be based on diagnosing or analyzing the state of the industry in order to identify problems in its management system that result in complications in the financial status of the industry or an enterprise. Systems analysis of construction organizations in regions of Ukraine in the context of crisis management will allow considering in the aggregate a number of factors that serve as indicators of the problem. There carried out an estimation of the volume of completed construction works in the construction of buildings and engineering facilities, which proved that starting from 2016, a significant increase in the volume of completed construction work is observed. It is noted that in a down economy a new construction work as an economic process that requires large investments certainly causes a decrease in the volume. To identify trends by regions, the author calculated the ratio of new constructed and reconstructed housing. A study of the change in the construction products index for 2011-2017 was conducted, and its comparison with the change in the volume of completed construction works for the same period revealed an unconditional dependence of these indicators. The distribution of the gross domestic product of the construction industry in Ukraine is analyzed. To determine the changes in the GDP growth rate, the author calculated the relative indicators (increase / fall in relation to the previous year, in percentage terms) based on statistical data. It is revealed that the share of capital investments directed to construction in the total volume of capital investments in recent years practically did not change. The conclusion is made that, to significantly improve investment in the development of construction in Ukraine, an urgent issue is the improvement of the legal and organizational basis for increasing the capacity of mechanisms of ensuring a favorable investment climate in the construction industry and forming the basis for preserving and improving the competitiveness of the domestic economy.

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Mykhailenko D. H.
Economic Efficiency: Definition, Analysis of Concepts (p. 159 - 163)

At the present stage of economic development, there is a certain crisis in studying economic efficiency of performance results. Despite the interest of many scholars and practitioners to investigating the notion and concepts of economic efficiency, there are still many contradictions in its definition. Theoretical aspects of economic efficiency are highlighted in works of C. McConnell and S. Brue, A. Makhmudova, A. Krasnov, V. Kondratov, B. Raizberg, S. Mochernyi, and others. The aim of the article is to analyze the existing approaches to the definition of economic efficiency in the area of sustainable development of a region. There are several approaches to studying efficiency: “resource-based” approach that provides for the fullest use of scarce resources in order to fully meet the limited needs; “cost-based” approach, which considers the ratio of performance results and costs. The article presents the views of scientific schools on the concept of “efficiency”, namely: representatives of the Classical School consider efficiency as a comparative ratio of production factors to their productivity and resource availability; the Neoclassical School considers efficiency from the point of view of social reproduction quality; according to representatives of the School of General Equilibrium, the basis of countries’ competitive advantages is the prices for goods being less than equilibrium prices, as well as the conditions of countries that provide mutual demand and supply. The equalization of aggregate demand and aggregate supply can be either performed by changing prices with constant quantities, or by changing quantities with constant prices, or by changing quantities and prices simultaneously; representatives of the Institutional and Non-Institutional Schools consider efficiency through the prism of transaction costs; the School of Competitive Advantages considers efficiency as a competitive advantage of the state and business levels. Efficiency is always associated with the ratio of result value to costs value, subjective, individualized assessment of the object and has a final result.

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Tymechko I. R.
Peculiarities of Territorial Communities’ Activity in the EU-Ukraine Cross-Border Space (p. 164 - 170)

The influence of the establishment of the local border traffic regime in the Ukrainian-Polish space on the level of welfare of territorial communities in Lviv region is studied. The convergent development of the territorial communities in Lviv region revealed that communities with a low level of economic welfare are developing faster, which ensures a reduction in the disproportion of their development. It is established that the border location still does not affect the level of construction, which may be due to the fact that even the possibilities of local border traffic regime are not enough to make the territory attractive for living. It is determined that inter-regional disproportions in the economic development in the cross-border space are characterized by different dynamics at the borders of different neighboring states. It is found out that the uneven development of territorial communities in the Ukrainian-Polish cross-border space in terms of indicators of socio-economic development and financial security is conditioned, in particular, by the flow of human capital, i.e., the youth of the border territorial communities move to a more developed environment. The introduction of mutual simplifications in border-crossing for residents of the Ukrainian border territories contributes to stimulation of border-crossing by residents of these areas. The influence of the establishment of local border traffic regime (2008) on the welfare level of the border territorial community is examined. The research is conducted for 2 periods: the period before the establishment of the local border traffic regime (2003-2008); the period after the establishment of the local border traffic regime (2008-2011). The rate of increase in housing is chosen as the indicator of the level of the community’s welfare. Regression analysis was the main research method applied. The modified model of conditional ?-convergence was used as the basis of the research.

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THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMY №3-2018

Mihai N. B.
Approaches to the Formation of a Mechanism for Managing Innovation Processes in a Region (p. 63 - 68)

The article considers the development of the theoretical and methodological bases to form a mechanism for managing innovation processes in a region. It is indicated that the formation of this mechanism through crisis tendencies in the development of the economy of Ukraine, the disproportion in the state of regions and the complexity of the functioning of the market environment are acquiring special relevance today. A conceptual scheme of the mechanism for managing innovation processes in a region is developed and defined as a single system, an interconnected set of organizational, technical, financial, economic forms, methods, and means of influencing innovation processes that are used at different levels of government in order to achieve stabilization and increase the pace of development and competitiveness of regions. The possibility for applying various approaches to the formation of a mechanism for managing innovation processes, namely: system, differentiated, program- and goal-oriented, project, logistic, cluster, situational, and process one, is considered.

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