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Development of social market economy under the influence of noneconomic factors: modeling and regulation

Agnessa O. Inshakova (Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russian Federation)
Evgenia E. Frolova (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) (Institute of Law and Comparative Jurisprudence under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Marina V. Galkina (Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Moskva, Russian Federation)
Ekaterina P. Rusakova (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 2 July 2020

Issue publication date: 8 March 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to model and develop recommendations for regulating the development of social market economy under the influence of noneconomic factors.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors determine the existing examples of social market economies, in which quality of life clearly correlates with economic growth – and the research objects are thus determined. Then, the list of noneconomic factors, which could be quantitatively characterized based on the official statistics, is formed. The econometric model of dependence of the rate of economic growth of the selected noneconomic factors is created, and it is determined at which combination of these factors' influence it is possible to reach the target rate of economic growth of social market economy. Data are processed automatically by compiling the descriptive statistics and conducting regression analysis within the method of imitation modeling and multiparametric nonlinear optimization.

Findings

It is shown that, unlike the classical market economy (pure capitalism), in which economic factors dominate, social market economy (mixture of capitalism and socialism) is also influenced by noneconomic factors. This changes the view on economic growth as one of the most significant processes in the economic practice and one of the key research objects in economics. It is substantiated that there's a necessity not for micro- (as in the classical market economy) but for macroeconomic view on economic growth through the prism of factors that are external to entrepreneurship.

Originality/value

The results of imitation modeling allowed reducing the uncertainty and reflecting the specifics of economic growth of social market economy. The compiled model of multiple linear regression allowed narrowing down the circle and outlining four main noneconomic factors of economic growth of social market economy. The authors' recommendations for regulation of these factors are offered, and a mechanism of regulation of development of social market economy based on noneconomic factors management is offered.

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Acknowledgements

The work was supported by Russian Science Foundation (project No. 20-18-00314).

Citation

Inshakova, A.O., Frolova, E.E., Galkina, M.V. and Rusakova, E.P. (2021), "Development of social market economy under the influence of noneconomic factors: modeling and regulation", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 41 No. 1/2, pp. 239-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-03-2020-0067

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