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The Study of Properties and Functions of a National Savings System Based on the Concept of Emergence


Valeriya V. Litvin


The research centres on identification of emergent properties of a national savings system. The system’s exceptional role in the processes of accumulation and use of internal reproduction resources for the purposes of sustainable development of national economies conditions the need to study it as an independent complex object. In this regard, the article defines and reveals the integral properties of the national savings system, which allow distinguishing it from other related systems, identifying the level of its complexity and describing the control mechanism. Since the concept of emergence gives ideas about the integrity of any system, the proportion of its elements, the hierarchy of its levels, it provided the methodological basis for studying the relationship between the integral properties, functions, institutions of savings system. The author performs a comparative analysis of the savings system’s functions and prove the thesis that the concept of emergence serves as the theoretical basis for developing an effective mechanism for forming a progressive savings system with predetermined properties taking into account the features of the post-industrial civilization.

Keywords: national savings system; emergent property; functions; institutional structure.

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For citation: Litvin V. V. Issledovanie svoystv i funktsiy natsional’noy sberegatel’noy sistemy na osnove kontseptsii emerdzhentnosti [The study of properties and functions of a national savings system based on the concept of emergence]. Izvestiya Uralskogo gosudarstvennogo ekonomicheskogo universiteta – Journal of the Ural State University of Economics, 2018, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 26−37. DOI: 10.29141/2073-1019-2018-19-1-3