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Scenario Analysis of the Impact of Crimean Bridge Launch on Krasnodar Krai’s Development

Author(s): Olga Yurevna Patrakeeva
Subject(s): National Economy, Economic development
Published by: Институт экономики Уральского отделения Российской академии наук
Keywords: transport projects; infrastructure; investment; effect; cargo traffic; economic growth; simulation model; scenario; Crimean Bridge; Krasnodar Region;

Summary/Abstract: Growth rate of Krasnodar Krai’s economy demonstrates a pronounced slowdown in recent years. This dynamics resulted from both the completion of the regions’ previous investment cycle and Russia’s macro trends. Thus, the assessment of the effect of Crimean Bridge on gross regional product (GRP) is of a great methodological and practical interest. I hypothesize that region’s investments in fixed capital stimulate production and trade turnover. They, in turn, contribute to the dynamics of GRP through the increase in cargo traffic. I implemented the proposed solution to assessing the effect of Crimean Bridge’s launch on Krasnodar Krai by constructing a systemic and dynamic model of the region’s basic industries. I took into account interrelated econometric equations including the simulation component of the macro environment factor. Econometric equations that form the model’s structure are based on the chain of nonlinear interdependences of capital expenditures and dynamics of the regions’basic industries. They affect the volume of cargo traffic and, in turn, influence economic growth. I constructed the systemic and dynamic model with the simulation component via structural modelling package iThink 9.0.2. I applied the data provided by Federal State Statistics Service and federal ministries. As a result, I obtained the matrix demonstrating the states of Krasnodar Krai’s economy. Probabilistic outcome of these states depends on the implementation of the scenarios of investment activities and cargo traffic. The conservative estimate of infrastructural effect suggests an additional increase in Krasnodar Krai’s GRP in the range from 0.8 % to 1.19 %. The model’s first limitation is that the investment level corresponds to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development. The second limitation is that the structure of investment in the region is comparable with the structure of investment in the period of construction of econometric dependencies that underlining the model. The proposed model can be further modified by refining and detailing the underlying equations. Moreover, it can include alternative distribution functions of scenario variables.

  • Issue Year: 15/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 506-519
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian