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Analysis of Special Economic Zones Efficiency in Russian Federation

Vladimir Gromov – Senior Research fellow of Laboratory for Research on Tax Policy, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Economic Sciences. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Economic Zones are important mechanism of attracting investments to the regions and, by this reason, they are appropriate to solve many tasks of economic developments. However, in 2016 the total number of SEZ significantly decreased, and many territories with another special legal status have appeared for recent years. The article provides a complex overview of the present situation in the area of SEZ in Russia.

Key words: tax incentives, efficiency, special economic zones, industrial zones, innovation zones, tourist zones, port and logistic zones, resident of SEZ.