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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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)


Special Issue of R-Economy


Final Paper Submission Deadline:
June 30, 2021

Coronavirus pandemic has strongly affected most sectors of the economy, ultimately leading to socio-economic imbalances in the regions. The widespread implementation of quarantine and shutdown measures has justified itself as a tool to counter the spread of infections. On the other hand, these measures have had a destructive economic impact by reducing both the aggregate supply and demand.

This special issue aims to highlight the major challenges faced by regions and cities during the coronacrisis. We welcome submissions that address issues related to (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • The regional differentiation of the economic consequences of the coronacrisis
  • Assessing the effectiveness of regional policies during the coronavirus
  • Socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 in regions and cities
  • Regional economic recovery in the post-epidemic period
  • The impact of individual factors on regional sustainability during coronacrisis
  • Features of the recovery period during the first, second, and possibly subsequent waves of the coronavirus crisis.

You can upload your manuscript via our online submission system.

Please carefully read through the Author Guidelines and prepare your manuscript according to
these instructions.

Vol 7, No 3 (2021)

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Table of Contents

Alexander A. Pobedin, Natalya R. Balynskaya, Dina Williams
Olga A. Romanova, Alena O. Ponomareva
Anna D. Oykher
Rustem R. Akhunov, Liaisan. R. Akhunova, Sergey G. Marichev, Rishat I. Nizamutdinov
Xiujie Zhang
Levis Petiho Numbu, Zhanna S. Belyaeva