Comparative analysis of main science indicators in countries of the world and Russia

The paper presents a comparative dynamic analysis of indicators characterizing financial and personnel components of the scientific potential of Russia and of the countries — leaders in science. It emphasizes the presence of a close relationship between innovations, economic growth and welfare, as well as the dependence of the technological and socio-economic development of the country on the level of science and innovation. A statistical review of key indicators of R&D financing is given both in absolute and relative terms: appropriations from the government budget; internal costs for research and development. An analysis of the number of R&D personnel in the distribution by the main sections of statistical observation is also given

Keywords: international comparisons, science allocations, domestic R&D costs, R&D personnel.


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