“Underdevelopment whirlpool” is a term authored by the Doctor of Economics, Professor Elena Popkova; it denotes a spatial-temporal crisis compared to the more efficient economies of other countries. The United States are generally taken as the reference region. Underdevelopment whirlpools take into account the time factor, that allows examining economic development of the region in its economic time.
“Underdevelopment whirlpools” are an analytical tool of the theory of economic time; they identify the differences in GRP per capita in regions of the country. Unlike the traditionally determined difference or ratio of GRP per capita in different regions, where significant differences are interpreted from a definitely negative standpoint, lags in years (“underdevelopment whirlpools”) not necessarily point to low quality of economic growth in the region. In many cases, they may indicate that the region is developing along its own trajectory, and this is one of the key moments to gain an insight into the methodology of Elena Popkova
Duration – 2 hours;
Format – on-site masterclass in any city of the Russian Federation (to be discussed) or “at home” (in Volgograd);
Maximum number of participants - 20;
Experts on the problem under consideration shall be invited by the host of the masterclass (at his discretion).
It is recommended that this master class is attended by:
Introductory speech – 5 minutes;
Presentation – 45 minutes;
Questions and answers – 10-20 minutes;
Expert opinion – 20 minutes;
Forum – 15-20 minutes;
Concluding speech – 5 minutes.