Of BRICs and Brains: Comparing Russia with China, India, and Other Populous Emerging Economies, by Julian Cooper,Eurasian Geography and Economics, Volume 47, Number 3 / May-June 2006
A noted British economic analyst and observer of current developments in Russia compares that country’s emerging economy with those of China, India, eight other populous emerging states, and the United States. The focus of the comparison is on the extent to which these countries exhibit potential for functioning as “knowledge-based” economies. The four pillars of such economies are identified as: (1) an educated and skilled population; (2) a network of R&D institutions; (3) a dynamic information infrastructure; and (4) a regime promoting the development of knowledge. Journal of Economic Literature, Classification Numbers: L86, O30, O57. 1 figure, 19 tables, 91 references.