Socio-Economic Problems
of the Modern Period of Ukraine

Vasyltsiv Taras Hryhorovych

Vasyltsiv Taras Hryhorovych

Doctor of Economics, Professor

Head of the Department of problems of social and humanitarian development of the regions of the Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine

Contacts:, (098)11-555-01, (063)854-01-50



Baranyak Ihor Yevhenovych

Boyko Vitaliy Volodymyrovych

Vasyl'kiv Mar’yana Volodymyrivna

Hudzovata Oksana Olehivna

Zaychenko Volodymyr Vasyl'ovych

Lupak Ruslan Lyubomyrovych

Mul'ska Ol'ha Petrivna

Popovichenko Yuliya Anatoliyivna

Porodko Ostap Yuriyovych

Tsap Mykhaylo Vasyl'ovych


UDC 338.2:330.3; JEL H83, Р41
Mulska, O., Vasyltsiv, T., & Baranyak, I. (2022). Relokatsiya biznesu v oblasti Karpats'koho rehionu Ukrayiny v umovakh viyny: instrumenty pidtrymky ta nivelyuvannya zahroz [Business relocation to the Carpathian region of Ukraine during the war: measures to support and eliminate threats]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 154 (2) (pp. 30-38). DOI: [in Ukrainian].

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The article substantiates the urgency of the problem of business migration (relocation) from the territories where hostilities are conducted and adjacent territories to the western regions of Ukraine, where doing business in the current war is safer. The study aims to identify current trends in migration (relocation) of business in the Carpathian region of Ukraine during the war, identify problematic aspects and threats associated with these processes, as well as substantiate the tools of state policy to support business and regional economies. Problematic aspects, geography, and structure of business migration to the Carpathian region of Ukraine are revealed. Risks and threats of internal and external migration of business to the region and from the region to the EU during the Russian-Ukrainian war are assessed. The measures taken to support the migration of enterprises to the Carpathian region of Ukraine and eliminate threats are offered in the projection of three regimes: hibernation (implementation of a mobilization-partnership model of doing business, maximum financial and organizational assistance to export-oriented businesses, digitalization of business processes, etc.), relocation (simplification of the procedure for obtaining budget support for relocated businesses, expansion of forms of governmental (regional, local) order for goods and services of relocated enterprises, creation of industrial clusters in the region, etc.), and evacuation (allocation of modern advanced business technologies, innovations, intellectual property and their effective use in Ukraine, development of specialized grant programs, etc.). The applied significance of the research results consists in the identification of the regional policy priorities for the development of relocated businesses and the elimination of relevant threats, namely those related to the support of industries and individual enterprises in high-tech business; industries where products directly contribute to the development of the domestic market and import substitution; integration of all regions and ensuring the integrity of the country; solving problems of depressed areas; support for cross-border cooperation. 
Russian-Ukrainian war, economic threats, business relocation, measures of support, Carpathian region 

UDC 330.341.1; JEL O38
Vasyltsiv, T., & Zaychenko, V. (2019). Analiz derzhavnoyi polityky formuvannya tekhnolohichnoyi konkurentospromozhnosti ekonomiky Ukrayiny [Analysis of the Ukraine's state policy of economy technological competitiveness formation]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 138 (4) (pp. 3-8). DOI: [in Ukrainian].

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The urgency of the formation of technological competitiveness of the Ukrainian economy under the current global challenges and threats is substantiated. The analysis of the national institutional and organizational system of state policy of ensuring technological competitiveness of the economy has been carried out. The importance of forming in the country of institutional, organizational and institutional-legal systems of the state policy of ensuring innovation-technological activity and development is pointed out. The condition of the institutional and legal system of the state policy of ensuring technological competitiveness of the Ukrainian economy is revealed. The results of the analysis of the state policy of ensuring the technological competitiveness of the Ukrainian economy by management functions are presented. The paper emphasizes that the following disadvantages of the state policy of ensuring technological competitiveness: by the function of analysis - the lack of a system of complex analysis and evaluation of innovation and technical activity; by function of planning - non-institutionalization of the system of programming and planning of technological competitiveness of economy; by function of organization - non-construction of a complete organizational and institutional system of state regulation of innovative activity; by function of motivation - absence of sufficient customs-tariff and budget-tax stimulation of innovation and technological activity; by the control function - unformed environment of independent institutions for monitoring and control of the state innovation and technological policy. The paper substantiates that technological competitiveness of the economy is formed in stages according to the levels: factor competitive advantages of strategic enterprises, strengthening of competitive positions of clusters, development of "strong" industries, technological competitive advantages of the economy, international competitiveness. The fact that technological competitiveness of each country is based on its own model and does not fit into the universal "ideal" scenario is emphasized. 
economic competitiveness, technological component, state technological policy 

UDC 338:331.5+314+316; JEL H83, L51, R11
Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Lupak, R. L. (2018). Stratehichni priorytety konverhentsiyi sotsial'noyi bezpeky Ukrayiny ta YeS [Strategic priorities of convergence of social security of Ukraine and the EU]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 133 (5) (pp. 14-19). Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

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The paper outlines the trends in the development of the social sphere and the provision of social security in Ukraine. The authors prove that the integration of the national economy and the European economy takes place rather slowly, European principles and standards cannot be adapted by economic entities, and social institutions are unprepared and not able to fully stimulate the intellectual development of society. The main threats to the functioning of the social sphere and the formation of the social security system in Ukraine are identified. The key threat is the low competitiveness of the economy, the absence of positive qualitative structural changes and institutional reforms, the problem of import substitution and the development of the real sector and private entrepreneurship. The problematic aspects of convergence of social security of Ukraine and the EU are outlined. Further complication of the socio-economic development of Ukraine is expected as a result of political-economic and military instability. The strategic priorities, tools and means of the state policy of convergence of the social security system of Ukraine and the EU are grounded. The state policy of convergence implemented by the following groups of instruments is considered to be the most effective: regulatory (introduction of the principles of corporate social responsibility and business practices in the system of social and labor relations, ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Elimination of Violence, the introduction of European standards for the dissemination of data under development and implementation of budget programs of social orientation, approval of program documents ensuring gender equality of human rights and freedoms); European integration and cooperation (establishment of cooperation with the EU on the organization of prevention and control of communicable diseases, strengthening cooperation with European voluntary organizations in the field of youth policy and informal education for youth, realization of the Road Map of joint actions within the framework of the Association Agreement on overcoming «zones of social injustice» in the field of cancer, development of cooperation in the framework of forums, creation of exhibition platforms of social dialogue); institutional organization (creation of a specialized vertical integration network of advisory committees in the field of social security, creation of the Bank covering risks in the field of social security, implementation of agreements with EU countries within the framework of regulation of labor migration and development of social partnership, introduction of monitoring and strengthening of control in the functional and structural spheres of social security). 
social security, social sphere, social development, convergence, Ukraine, EU, strateg 

UDC 336.743:004.056.55; JEL H26, O17
Vasyltsiv, T., & Hudzovata, O. (2018). Instrumenty detinizatsiyi hroshovo-kredytnoho sektoru v systemi zabezpechennya finansovoyi bezpeky Ukrayiny [Instruments for the depilation of the monetary sector in the system of financial security of Ukraine]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 132 (4) (pp. 95-101). Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

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The paper proves that the scale of the shadow economy in the monetary and credit sphere of Ukraine is significant and it increases the threats to the financial security of the state due to the insufficient filling and irrational use of budget funds at all levels, the critical growth of domestic and foreign public debt, the instability of the functioning of banking institutions, their bankruptcy along with loss of the financial resource by economic entities and the population, the "escape" of capital, the formation of a quasi-insurance system, the operation of currency speculation, indicating the breadth and inclusiveness of the shadow penetration practically in all components of the financial security of the state. These factors are proven to be leading to the loss of monetary policy efficiency due to the significant amount of money that is not subject to regulation, as well as the effectiveness of fiscal instruments, reduction of tax revenues to the budget, outflow of capital and destabilization of the currency system, deterioration of the investment climate and reduced opportunities. The following priority instruments of the state policy of depilation of the monetary sphere have been identified: in the monetary sphere – development of the infrastructure for making cashless payments, increasing the level of security of non-cash payments, increasing financial literacy of the population; with the use of companies with signs of fictitious capital laundering – joining the Common Reporting Standard, the implementation of the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) projects, providing access to accounts of non-residents, joining the International Interagency Convention on the introduction of the status of foreign controlled companies, the introduction of a tax on international speculative transactions; on the securities market - the introduction of a single state register of issued bills, increased requirements for securities issuers, settlement of transactions for the sale and purchase of bills by insurance companies; in the foreign exchange market - the expansion of the possibilities of using currency swaps, the development of instruments for currency risk insurance, the development of the derivatives market, primarily futures, improving the methodology for assessing the withdrawal of capital outside the country, reducing bank restrictions. 
financial security of the state, monetary policy, depilation 

UDC 343.85:343.37; JEL E23, H26, O17
Vasyltsiv, T., & Porodko, O. (2018). Napryamy i zasoby detinizatsiyi ekonomiky na subrehional'nomu rivni [Directions and means of overcoming the shadow economy at the subregional level]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 129 (1) (pp. 81-85). Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

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The paper proves that the level of shadow economic activity at the subregional level, in particular in small towns of Ukraine, remains high. This is manifested, first of all, in concealing part of the proceeds from the sale of enterprises; opacity, corruption, bribery and tax evasion in the field of land relations; violations of current legislation in the use of state or communal property; the presence of a significant informal segment in the labor market. The key aspects of the shadow economic relations at the subregional level are identified as following: concealing of part of the proceeds from the sale of enterprises, in particular in the sphere of trade, including through the sale of products (provision of services) by individuals – business entities, the presence of untreatable so-called shuttle trade, opacity, corruption and bribery, tax evasion in the field of land relations, violations of current legislation in the area of utilization of economic resources and mineral resources, a significant informal segment in the labor market and employment in the shadow economy, the presence of the shadow sector in the field of tourism, the presence of the shadow sector in the field of currency exchange operations. The fact that shadow economic relations are a significant obstacle to the socioeconomic development of small towns and rural areas of Ukraine is proven, as it leads to a decrease in the volume of revenues to local budgets, significantly impedes the access of business entities to economic resources and creates obstacles to the development of entrepreneurial initiatives, deforms the development of the labor market and leads to an increase in official unemployment. Special attention is paid to the growing need to improve the means of state policy aimed at overcoming the shadow economy at the subregional level, and mostly of an economic nature, with a view to simultaneously stimulate the development of entrepreneurship. The following areas of shadow economy overcoming at the subregional level in Ukraine are identified: strengthening the control over the volume of activity of business entities that operate under preferential terms of taxation, reporting and accounting, reducing the amount of shuttle trade, strengthening of control over the use of land resources, implementation of programs for informing the population on the conditions for the establishment and conduct of business, simplification of conciliation and authorization procedures in the course of entrepreneurial activity, implementation of measures aimed at leveling the risks of labor market development in depressed territories, introduction of tax incentives for investment of funds into the economy of small towns. 
shadow economy, small towns, rural territories, directions and means of state policy 

UDC 351.834.1:330.341.1+65.012.8:33(477)
Vasyltsiv, T., Lupak, R., & Porodko, O. (2017). Priorytety derzhavnoyi polityky rozvytku promyslovykh klasteriv v systemi zavdan' zabezpechennya ekonomichnoyi bezpeky Ukrayiny [Priorities of the state policy of development industrial clusters in the system of tasks economic security of Ukraine]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio-Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 128 (6) (pp. 3-6). Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

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The of preconditions for development and implementation of the state policy of development of industrial clusters in the national economy are determined. It is substantiated its decisive importance in the system of tasks ensuring economic security of Ukraine. The complex priority of tasks that need to be implemented by the state authorities while ensuring the development of industrial clusters is identified. The developed of recommendations, which will allow to successfully solve problems of ensuring economic security of the state through the implementation of state policy development of industrial clusters. 
industrial cluster, state policy, economic security of the state, development, priorities 


Vasyltsiv, T. G., & Lupak, R. L. (2017). Priorities and tools of the state regional policy of import substitution in the market of consumer goods of Ukraine. Strategic priorities, 3, 105-112. {sep2017.06.003.002}

Borshchevskyy, V. V., & Vasyltsiv, T. H. (Eds.) (2014). Stratehichni priorytety ta mekhanizmy innovatsiynoho rozvytku sil’s’kykh terytoriy Zakhidnoho rehionu Ukrayiny [Strategic priorities and mechanisms of innovative development of rural areas of the Western region of Ukraine]. Lviv: Avers. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.04.079.013}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Cherkasova, S. V. (2016). Vplyv diyal’nosti instytutsiynykh investoriv nebankivs’koho typu na rozvytok vitchyznyanoho rynku finansovykh posluh [Influence of non-banking institutional investors on the development of the national financial services market]. Aktual’ni problemy ekonomiky – Actual Problems of Economics, 2(176), 252-260. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.04.095.008}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Lupak, R. L. (2016). Instrumenty hospodars’koho mekhanizmu rozvytku sil’s’kykh terytoriy yak peredumova vyrivnyuvannya prostorovo-terytorial’nykh dysproportsiy sotsial’no-ekonomichnoyi bezpeky Ukrayiny [Instruments of the economic mechanism of development of rural territories as a prerequisite for the equalization of spatial and territorial disproportions of socio-economic security of Ukraine]. Biznes Inform – Business Inform, 11, 167-171. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.05.014.003}

Vasyltsiv, T. H. (Ed.) (2013). Priorytety, mekhanizmy ta instrumenty sotsial’no-ekonomichnoho rozvytku peryferiynykh terytoriy zakhidnykh rehioniv Ukrayiny [Priorities, mechanisms and tools of socio-economic development of peripheral territories of western regions of Ukraine]: Proceedings. Lviv. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.05.014.004}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Boyko, V. V. (Eds.). (2016). Napryamy ta zasoby rozvytku sil’s’kykh terytoriy v konteksti zmitsnennya sotsial’no-ekonomichnoyi bezpeky Ukrayiny [Directions and means of development of rural territories in the context of strengthening of socio-economic security of Ukraine]. Lviv: League-Press. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.05.014.006}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., Ilyash, O. I., & Lupak, R. L. (2017). Teoretyko-metodychni zasady udoskonalennya biznes-planuvannya realizatsiyi stratehiyi konkurentospromozhnosti pidpryyemstv na vnutrishn’omu rynku Ukrayiny [Theoretical and methodological principles of improvement of business planning of implementation of the strategy of competitiveness of enterprises in the domestic market of Ukraine]. Pidpryyemnytstvo ta innovatsiyi – Entrepreneurship and innovation, 3, 14-20. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2018.05.178.002}

Vasiltsiv, T., & Lupak, R. (2017). Priorities and Tools of the State Regional Policy of Import Substitution in the Market of Ukrainian Consumer Goods. In Stratehichni priorytety [Strategic Priorities[: Vol. 3(44) (pp. 105-113). {sep2019.04.003.002}

Vasyltsiv, T., Lupak, R., & Osadchuk, Yu. (2017). Evaluation of the level of penetration of import dependence in the context of the import substitution policy in Ukraine. Ekonomichnyy chasopys-XXI – Economic Annals-XXI. 167(9-10), 13-17. DOI {sep2019.04.003.009}

Vasiltsiv, T. H., & Lupak, R. L. (Eds.) (2019). Mekhanizmy ta funktsional’no-strukturni instrumenty zabezpechennya konkurentospromozhnosti natsional’noyi ekonomiky v umovakh suchasnykh zshroz economichnoyi bezpeky [Mechanisms and functional and structural tools for ensuring the competitiveness of the national economy in the context of modern threats to economic security]. Lviv: ATB. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2019.04.003.010}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., Shekhlovych, A. M., & Vasyltsiv, V. V. (2017). Finansovo-ekonomichni instrumenty stymulyuvannya rozvytku IT-sphery Ukrainy [Financial and economic instruments of stimulation of development of IT-sphere of Ukraine]. Ekonomichnyy dyskurs – The economic discourse, 4, 128-136. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2020.01.003.002}

Orlyk, I. O., Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Rudyk, S. A. (2016). Mekhanizmy ta zasoby aktyvizatsiyi innovatsiynoho rozvytku pidpryemstv rozdribnoyi torhivli [Mechanisms and means of intensification of the innovative development of enterprises of retail trade]. Visnyk Khmel’nyts’koho natsional’noho universytetu. Seriya: Ekonomichni nauky – Bulletin of Khmelnytsky National University. Series: Economic sciences, 1, 102-109. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2020.01.003.009}

Vasyltsiv, T. H. (2008). Ekonomichna bezpeka pidpryyemnytstva Ukrayiny: stratehiya ta mekhanizmy zmitsnennya [Economic security of entrepreneurship of Ukraine: strategy and mechanisms of strengthening]. Lviv: Aral. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2020.06.044.004}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., Lupak, R. L., & Voloshyn, V. I. (2021). Stratehichni imperatyvy derzhavnoyi polityky protydiyi hibrydnym zahrozam i zabezpechennya ekonomichnoyi bezpeky Ukrayiny [Strategic imperatives of the state policy of counteraction to hybrid threats and ensuring economic security of Ukraine]. Ekonomika Ukrayiny – Economy of Ukraine, 2, 32-51. DOI: [in Ukrainian]. {sep2022.02.030.002}

Mulska, O., Levytska, O., Panchenko, V., Kohut, M., Vasyltsiv, T. (2020). Causality of external population migration intensity and regional socio-economic development of Ukraine. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 18(3), 426-437. DOI {sep2022.02.030.019}

Vasyltsiv, T. H., & Lupak, R. L. (Eds.) (2018). Stratehiya ta zasoby konverhentsiyi systemy sotsial’noyi bezpeky Ukrayiny ta YeS u protsesi yevrointehratsiyi [Strategy and means of convergence of the social security system of Ukraine and the EU in the process of European integration]. Lviv. [in Ukrainian]. {sep2023.02.056.008}

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