The Regional Dimension of Economic Growth in Ukraine



Dimitris Kallioras, Maria Tsiapa


Kallioras D, Tsiapa M. 2015. The Regional Dimension of Economic Growth in Ukraine. Eastern European Business and Economics Journal 1(3): 71-95.


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Ermira KALAJ, Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania;

Massoud  KHAZABI, University of Ottawa, Canada;

Eduard  MARINOV, Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.



Regional asymmetries in Ukraine take the form of deep spatial divisions and gaps. Moreover, their evolutionary route has been influenced by the especially high growth rates of the Ukrainian economy during the first half of the 2000s and the deep recession of 2009-crisis. This paper explores the level of regional inequalities in Ukraine, detects the growth determinants in regions and investigates the spatial development pattern. The analysis shows that the 2009-crisis led the country into a transformational recession and a remodelling of its regional growth pattern.



Ukrainian regions, growth, inequalities, crisis






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