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Andrey V. Makarov – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Lecturer of the Department of Applied Economics, the National Research University Higher School of Economics; Senior Lecturer of the Department of Economic Theory, Financial University (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yury Yu. Ponomarev – Head of Center for Spatial Economics of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Senior Researcher of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Candidate of Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daria M. Radchenko – Junior Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article structurizes and generalizes the methods of territorial accessibility assessment taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of different methods (assessments based on physical or financial indicators, transport accessibility coefficients of infrastructure (Engel, Goltz), spatial availability indices, indexes based on a gravity model), and also offers a structured approach to their selection and use depending on the specific practical task being solved.

Key words: transport, infrastructure, transport accessibility index, Russian regions.

JEL-codes: D24, H54, O18, R4.