R-Economy (ISSN 2412-0731) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing original research papers and reviews in the field of regional economics and urban studies. The Journal is a forum for theoretical and practical discussions around diverse topics of regional economics, including transformations in regional socio-economic landscapes comprising the formation, development and interactivity of human settlement patterns. Particular attention is paid to the processes of integration and fragmentation of regional socio-economic systems in post-socialist, emerging and BRICS economies, as well as to the growing role of cities as foci of contemporary socio-economic and political activity.

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Call for papers
Special issue "The Socio-Economic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Regions and Cities"

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus a global pandemic. Restrictive measures introduced to curb coronavirus spread have led to a sharp drop in economic activity. The world economy is on the verge of crisis, which, according to experts, may be the most serious in the last century. Growth prospects of the global and regional economies remain highly uncertain.

This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for scholars to share economic insights on the COVID-19 outbreak. We welcome submissions that address issues related to (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Economic policy response to the pandemic
  • The economic impacts of quarantine
  • Comparison of anti-crisis measures of different regions during a pandemic
  • Prospects for economic growth in various pandemic scenarios
  • Potential consequences of a pandemic on economic
  • Anti-crisis measures by local and regional authorities
  • The impact of the pandemic on cities
  • The socio-economic implications of the pandemic on different regions: a comparative analysis
  • The submission deadline for all papers is: 31 July 2020

Based on the results of the special issue, the best article will be selected. The winner will receive a grant for a trip to a workshop in UrFU!

The Journal has been published since 2015

Publisher: Ural Federal University
Founder: Ural Federal University and the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Languages of publication: English

All publications are free of charge

R-Economy is an active member of the following professional communities: RSA (Regional Studies Association), EACES (European Association for Comparative Economic Studies), ARETT (Association of Russian Economic Think Tanks) and AC Expert.

The Journal is listed in the following databases:

– List of peer reviewed scientific journals by the Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) in which major research results from the dissertations of Candidates of Sciences (Ph.D) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees are to be published
– Russian Science Citation Index (RINTS)
– Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Vol 1, No 2 (2020)

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Table of Contents

Elena D. Ignatieva, Oleg S. Mariev, Alla Ye. Serkova
David Celetti
Victoria V. Akberdina, Alena S. Sergeeva
Qiujie Chen
Maria I. Solosina, Irina N. Shchepina