Introduction. The socio-economic development of states is largely determined by the degree of rational use of natural resources. The current stage of development objectively requires effective scientific and practical approaches to solving the problems of harmonizing the economy and human-nature interaction.
The purpose of the research is to analyze the socio-economic aspects of the rational use of natural resources.
Materials and methods. A theoretical analysis of research materials (publications in periodicals, conference and analytical proceedings) was used.
Results. Economic interest, with the help of which the harmonization of the economic and ecological subsystems is carried out, is the driving factor in the economic system development. At the same time, state regulation is the main element in the market mechanism system, which ensures the combination of personal and public interests in the social production system.
Conclusion. Currently, the development of the ecological system is inseparable from the economic one. This implies a unified ecological and economic system with ecological and economic complexes as the subsystems.
Keywords: social production, antagonistic influence, economic and ecological subsystems, economic interest, market mechanism, state regulation
For citation: Zelepugin, A. D., & Belousov, A. V. Socio-economic aspects of the rational use of natural resources. Economic consultant, 35 (3), 30-37. doi: 10.46224/ecoc.2021.3.4
Information about the author:
Anatoly D. Zelepugin (Russia, Voronezh) – Doctor of Economics, Professor. Department of Philosophy, Economics and Social and Humanitarian Disciplines. Voronezh State Pedagogical University. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8821-2416.
Andrey V. Belousov (Russia, Voronezh) – Doctor of Economics, Professor. Department of Philosophy, Economics and Social and Humanitarian Disciplines. Voronezh State Pedagogical University.
Received: Jan 25, 2021 | Accepted: Jul 5, 2021 | Published: Aug 1, 2021
Editor: Alexandru Trifu, PhD in Economics. Petre Andrei University of Iasi, ROMANIA
Copyright: © 2021 Zelepugin A., Belousov, A. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.