Economic security is an important factor in the economic development of a country. Though it relates to all countries, it plays a key role in relation to emerging economies in particular. Given this fact, the purpose of the study is to analyse the main indicators of Ukraine’s development of foreign economic activity and to formulate the country’s foreign trade partnership strategy in the context of strengthening its economic security. Based on the analysis of the country’s potential in the sphere of foreign trade activity, the foreign trade strategic partnership matrix for Ukraine was formed. This helped to identify the countries with asymmetric interaction and relatively low potential of partnerships, as well
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Volodymyr Martyniuk, PhD, is a Professor in the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Higher School of Economics and Innovation. In 2002 he successfully defended his PhD at the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine on the subject: “Institutional changes in the economy and their impact on indicators of economic security of the State” as part of specialisation in the economic security of the state. In 2012 he defended his Doctoral Thesis at the Ukrainian National Institute for Strategic Studies on the subject: “Development of Customs System in the Context of Ensuring Economic Security of the State” as part of specialisation in the economic security of the state. He is the author of more than 150 scientific works on issues pertaining to ensuring the economic security of the state, macroeconomic equilibrium, development of customs systems, taxation, including two personal monographs and seven textbooks (manuals). Twice, in 2007 and 2011, he received the grant of the President of Ukraine which supports the scientific research of young scientists. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the fourth M.I. Tugan- Baranovsky All-Ukrainian competition
of scientific works of scientists for his work entitled “Monographic Editions”. In 2011- 2012 he was a Scholar of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. He is a member of the editorial board of the academic journals “E-Finance” (Poland) and “Economic Analysis” (Ukraine).
Yuliia Muravska, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Security, Law Enforcement and Financial Investigations of the Faculty of Law at Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine. She has 13 years of experience in teaching, scientific and grant activities. She earned a PhD degree with the successful defence of her thesis entitled “Thestateregulation ofinternationaltransferof industrialproperty in Ukraine”in 2012. She completed her professional development abroad at the University of Rzeszow (Poland), Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), and Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Lublin, Poland). Her fields of interest include intellectual property, economic security, industrial espionage, and European integration. She is a member of the NGO “Union of Economists of Ukraine” and the author of two books and more than 50 scientific and professional papers.