ECONOMETRIC APPROACH TO CLASSIFICATION OF BRANCHES OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY AT THE CORPORATE INTEGRATION LEVEL
In the last decade, the role of corporate integration in the system of economic relations has increased significantly. Mergers and acquisitions are largely macroeconomic indicators of the effective functioning of branches of the Russian economy. The economic tools proposed in the article for classifying branches of the Russian economy by the level of integration activity in 2014 and 2016 allowed to quantify the sectoral differences and highlight the class of integration-active sectors of the Russian economy.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.