Published Essays and Articles
Shmat V.V. (2013) What is it for to kill a "cash cow"? // ECO, No. 6. — pp. 94—111.
In one of the previous issues of the "ECO" journal we tried to debunk the idea of the Arctic oil and gas projects inevitability. Reserves in the conventional oil production regions are far from being exhausted, it’s only necessary to change the government policy on the West Siberian oil.
Keywords: West Siberian oil and gas province, decline of hydrocarbon production, Eastern Siberia, costs, Krasnoyarsk region, economic upturn of the Russia’s eastern regions, "petroleum zugzwang".
Shmat V.V. (2013) "Center" is Right, because it Has Taken More Rights, is It? // ECO, No. 7. — pp. 60—77.
The level of oil and gas regions socio-economic development is closely connected with the policy of the state and oil companies. Federal government took away some of the powers from the regions that has lead to strengthening of the large integrated companies, which don’t take into account the regions interests.
Keywords: West Siberian oil and gas complex, the northern autonomous regions, Tomsk region, administrative reform, fiscal reform, the power distribution, "petroleum zugzwang".
Shmat V. (2014) The Oil and Gas Sector, Economic Reforms and Eastern Policy of Russia // The X Anniversary International Exhibition and Scientific Congress "Interexpo GEO-Siberia-2014". Novosibirsk. — pp. 197—201.
Socio-economic development of Siberia and the Far East, based mainly on the exploitation of natural resources, associated with serious risks. It’s necessary to look for another way, which can really ensure sustainable growth and reintegration of Eastern regions in national economic space. The author have in mind the way of "neoindustrialization", balanced development of the manufacturing and resource sectors in the interests of the Federation, regions and business. That is the essence of the "new Eastern policy" of Russia.
Keywords: Siberia, the Far East, region, socio-economic development, natural resources, oil and gas sector, economic reforms, federalism, integration, "new eastern policy".
Shmat V. (2014) Myths of Regional Politics: Siberian "Separatism" // Region: Economics and Sociology, No. 2. — pp. 52—66.
Federal Center is trying to build relationships with the regions in the framework of the power vertical. Center’s and monopolized Russian business’s policy leads to shrinkage of the real regional competences and financial base for regions’ self-development, prejudices the fundamental principles of federalism. It hurts hardest interests of Siberia and the Far East, but finally is in conflict with the Russia’s national interests. Probably, the Center dreads imaginary threat of "Siberian separatism" with a long history. But today, for the preservation of the eastern territories as part of Russia primarily requires not administrative resources, but real economic integration and "re-industrialization" of Siberia. Only an economically strong Siberia able to "grow the Russia’s power".
Keywords: Siberia, the Far East, region, socio-economic development, separatism, regionalism, federalism, integration.