INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Department "International Economic and Political Studies"

Head: Svetlana Glinkina, Honoured Scholar of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Economics, Professor

Scientific Secretary – Tatyana Sokolova, PhD in Economics

 

Center for Post-Soviet Studies

Head: Leonid Vardomskiy, Doctor of Economics, Professor

  • Subcenter "Post-Soviet Countries and Eurasian Integration" (Head: Leonid Vardomskiy, Doctor of Economics, Professor)
  • Subcenter "Bilateral Relations Between Russia and its Neighbouring Countries" (Head: Artyom Pylin, PhD in Economics)
  • Subcenter "Political Studies" (Head: Boris Shmelyov, Doctor of History)

 

Field of Research

The Center for Post-Soviet Studies (known previously as the Center for Comparative Studies of Transformation Processes (before April 2010), the Center for Studying the CIS and the Baltic States (before October 2006), and the Center for Post-Soviet Economic Development and Cooperation (before September 2003) unites three subcenters: "Post-Soviet Countries and Eurasian Integration", "Bilateral Relations Between Russia and Its Neighboring Countries", "Political Studies".

The studies of transformation processes in the post-Soviet countries and issues of Russia’s bilateral cooperation with the CIS and the Baltics were initiated in the Institute by Prof. Alexander Nekipelov, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He also supervised the Center’s work and led a number of team research projects in 1992-2000. The first head of the Center was Prof. Dr. Ruslan Grinberg, Associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since July 1998 the Center has been headed by Prof. Dr. Leonid Vardomsky.

Main research areas

Currently, researchers study issues of Eurasian integration within the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS and the Union State of Russia and Belarus, taking into account the following three interrelated aspects: specifics and factors of socio-economic development of national economies; dynamics of the integration process per se, its problems, institutions and effects; influence of global powers on the Eurasian integration process.

They make significant efforts to assess how Eurasian integration is influenced by other regional associations and international projects the post-Soviet countries participate in (the Eastern Partnership, the European Union, the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Belt and Road Initiative) and to explore the role Russia plays in the processes of Eurasian integration, with the focus on its interests and the goals of national development.

Head of the Center

Vardomsky Leonid, head of the Subcenter, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor

Research staff

Subcenter "Post-Soviet Countries and Eurasian Integration"

Vardomsky Leonid, head of the Subcenter, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor

Dadabaeva Zarina, D.Sc. (Political Science), leading research fellow

Kheifets Boris, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor, chief research fellow

Migranyan Azganush, D.Sc. (Economics), Professor, leading research fellow

Sokolova Tatyana, Ph.D. in Economics, senior research fellow

Turaeva Madina, D.Sc. (Economics), leading research fellow

Subcenter "Bilateral Relations Between Russia and Its Neighboring Countries"

Pylin Artyom, head of the Sector, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Borodenko Maxim, junior research fellow

Karavaev Alexander, junior research fellow

Makovskaya Galina, senior assistant

Siparo Konstantin, Ph.D. in Economics, senior research fellow

Shurubovich Alexey, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Subcenter "Political Studies"

Shmelyov Boris, head of the Sector, D.Sc. (Political Science), Professor, chief research fellow

Bobkova Nina, senior assistant

Chmyryova Vera, Ph.D. in History, research fellow

Laktionova Natalya, Ph.D. in History, senior research fellow

Selivanova Irina, Ph.D. in History, senior research fellow

Tsipko Alexander, D.Sc. (Philosophy), Professor, chief research fellow

 

Contact us: wardom@yandex.ru; omepi@mail.ru

 

Center for Russia's Strategy in Asia

Head: Georgiy Toloraya, Doctor of Economics, Professor

 

Field of research

The CRSA experts have studied the countries of East and Southeast Asia for many decades. The Center established as the Sector for East Asian studies at the Institute of Economics of the World Socialist System (IEWSS) of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (1960—1990), which was renamed the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1990 and united with the Institute of Economics, RAS, in 2005. The CRSA was formed in January 2015 as a result of reorganization of the Institute of Economics, RAS.

Since the early 1960s, it has been a unique center for fundamental research into Russia's neighboring countries, the current situation in Asian socialist countries and their prospects, based on policy papers and analytical materials provided by practical organizations. Till the 1990s, comprehensive research based on such an amount of analytical materials was not possible anywhere else due to the fact that not so much information about this region was available to the public.

The CRSA experts have vast experience in exploring political and economic development and transformation processes in Asian socialist states and their neighboring countries, as well as their international relations. Headed successively by Marina Trigubenko and Georgy Toloraya, they conducted comprehensive studies of social and political changes taking place in these countries (especially North Korea), processes occurring in the sphere of external political and economic relations, and the role of great powers in the development of East and Southeast Asian countries. Special attention was paid to challenges and prospects of introducing market economies in those countries, comparison of the reforms in the countries of the region and Russia, objectives and problems connected with economic modernization.

Main research areas

  • Exploring the ways to apply the methodology of multilevel analysis of transformation processes to socialist and post-socialist Asian countries, based on studying the influence of these changes at national, regional and global levels.
  • Investigating opportunities for regional interaction between socialist and post-socialist Asian countries, their participation in the international division of labor and the processes of development of regional integration involving ASEAN and other countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Comprehensive research into internal political and economic development problems of socialist and post-socialist Asian countries, with a focus on country-by-country study based on analytical materials originating primarily from the countries under study.
  • Analysis of economic policies pursued by socialist and post-socialist Asian countries, comparative analysis of the transformation process taking place in these countries, its prospects, similarities and differences in creating models for developing the transformation processes.
  • Exploring external economic relations of socialist and post-socialist Asian countries, the specifics of foreign trade, sanctions against some of these countries, investment and financial cooperation.

 

Research staff

Chukov Roman, Ph.D. in Political Science, research fellow

Gorbacheva Valeria, junior research fellow

Korgun Irina, Ph.D. in Economics, senior research fellow

Lezhenina Tatiana, Ph.D. in Economics, senior research fellow

Nguyen Kuok Hung, Ph.D. in Economics, senior research fellow

Vyazovskiy Maxim, senior assistant

Yakovlev Artyom, research fellow

 

Contact us

Address: 117218 Moscow, Nakhimovsky prospekt 32

Email: asiacenter@inecon.ru (Valeria Gorbacheva, junior research fellow)

 

Center for Eastern European Studies

Head: Natalia Kulikova, PhD in Geography

The CEES experts have studied the countries of Central and Eastern Europe for many decades. The Center was established as the Department of European socialist countries at the Institute of Economics of the World Socialist System (IEWSS) of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (renamed to the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1990 and united with the Institute of Economics, RAS, in 2005).

Vast experience the IEWSS experts in country studies in exploring political processes and economic development in the European socialist countries has become a stepping stone to future research. Since 1990, the CEES (headed successively by Yuriy Knyazev, Svetlana Glinkina and Natalia Kulikova) has been Russia's only major center for fundamental research into the theory of social transformations, development of the methodology for analyzing these transformations in the post-socialist countries, comprehensive studies of social and political changes taking place in the CEE countries, including their internal and external causes, real and hidden motives, factors and consequences. The Center's experts also focus on a country-by-country analysis of transition from a centrally planned economy to a market-based system, positive and negative effects of participating in the European integration, achievements and challenges of socio-economic development and economic modernization.


Field of research

Theory and practice of the systemic transformation in the post-socialist countries; economic reforms, socio-economic development and external economic relations of the CEE countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia) from the perspective of finding ways to use their best practices while modernizing Russian economy and developing its foreign economic policy in Eastern Europe.

Main research areas

  • Developing methodology of multilevel analysis of transformation processes based on studying interconnected changes at national, regional and global levels.
  • A country-by-country study of the systemic transformation in the CEE, advantages and risks connected with European integration of post-socialist states.
  • Comprehensive study of economic, social and political processes in the CEE countries.

  • Comparative analysis of the results of economic reforms and economic development in the CEE countries.
  • Analysis of economic policies and models of economic growth in the CEE countries.
  • Research into the role of foreign capital in the CEE countries and the influence of foreign direct investment on economic modernization.
  • Analysis of social aspects of systemic transformation, social policy and results of social development in the CEE countries.
  • Research into changes in the system of external economic relations of the CEE countries and their consequences.
  • Studying the foreign economic policy of countries of the region towards Russia, the state of relations between Russia and the CEE countries in the sphere of trade and investment, identifying promising areas for future cooperation.

 

Research staff

Feyt Nadezhda, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Golubkin Alexander, junior research fellow

Knyazev Yuriy, Dr.Sc. (Economics), chief research fellow

Lobanov Mikhail, Ph.D. in Geography, leading research fellow

Maksakova Maria, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Malyutina Olga, senior assistant

Sinitsina Irina, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Sviridova Maria, Ph.D. in Geography, senior research fellow

Sheynin Eduard, Ph.D. in Economics, leading research fellow

Valeva Tatiana, Ph.D. in Geography, senior research fellow

Volotov Oleg, senior research fellow

Volotov Sergey, Ph.D. in Economics, research fellow


Contact us

Address: 117218 Moscow, Nakhimovsky prospect 32, 5th floor (rooms 505, 506, 507, 508, 509)

Email: malyutinaom@gmail.com (Olga Malyutina, senior assistant)

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