How does subway and ground transit proximity affect rental prices?
It is shown how to specify and estimate hedonic function for well segmented markets, as exemplified by the new foreign-made cars market of this country. It has been proved that taking in consideration current market segmentation along with very few functional attributes of goods can dramatically improve accuracy of foreign-made cars’ market price approximation. The analysis of interclass difference in implicit prices on a good’s functional attributes has also been performed. Its results confirm, that system of implicit prices correctly reflects market segments positioning. As a mathematical apparatus technique for hedonic function analysis semi log switching regression is used.
The paper is focused on the subway user's experience. Based on the field research of two subways in Russian cities (Moscow and Kazan), it supposes that modern urbanites are competent and skillful enough to manage their everyday experiences using subway as the means of regulation.
This article focuses on a sequencing approach for the night arrangement of subway trains compositions. In this paper, we developed an algorithm for transforming the adjacency matrix of a simple graph into the adjacency matrix of a "dense" graph.
The paper questions the concept of “ubiquitous city” as a way to describe changing urban environment in a situation of increased Internet access and time spent online. The author suggests the term "digital porosity" to grasp the non-uniformity, limitations and gaps of digital connectivity (technological, material, spatial, social, etc.). Based on the research of internet connectedness and practices of Internet use in the subways of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the paper states that the extension of the Internet zone and the inclusion of new urban spaces do not automatically increase the connectivity of the city, since the latter depends not only on the availability or the quality of internet communication, but also on the intentions and skills of the internet users and their ideas about the comfort and the possibility of internet connection, the role of subway ride in the broader planning horizons.
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.