Books (published since 2018)


Kheifets B. Chinese Way of Globalization and Russia. Moscow, Kurs, 2021. 208 p.

The author of the monograph explores distinctive characteristics of China’s approach towards globalization in the context of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the greatest global geoeconomic project, positive results of its implementation and issues that have emerged recently. He describes the evolution of economic relations between Russia and China, as well as new challenges Russia faces in connection with China’s expansion within BRI. According to the monograph, China is rapidly turning into a technological superpower, which means that Russia and other EEU countries need a flexible strategy for developing cooperation, taking into account economic and technological considerations along with matters of national security. The author outlines benefits and advantages Russia can get from participation in the Digital Silk Road, a crucial component of BRI.



Institution of Corporate Management and Economic Growth / Editors: I.I. Smotritskaya, I.V. Nikitchanova, I.V. Belikov, A.Y. Rubinstein. Moscow: IE RAS, 2021. 184 p.

This publication is based on the scientific report "Institute of Corporate Governance and its Impact on Economic Growth", which presents the results of a joint research project of the Russian Institute of Directors (RID) and the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The peculiarity of this research project is due to two circumstances: first, the presence of large amounts of information contained in the unique RID database characterizing corporate governance practices in Russian companies in 2011–2017, and second, the application of general principles of economic analysis of government management as well as the methodology for building composite characteristics of major Russian companies developed by the researchers of the IE RAS. As a result of the calculations performed using the methods of multivariate statistical analysis, eight composite factors characterizing the structural elements of the Institute of Corporate Governance were identified. On the basis of a system of regression equations the statistical estimates of these factors’ contribution to economic growth at the micro and macro levels were obtained.

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The Crisis in the European Union: Consequences for CEE Countries / Editors: Y. K. Knyazev, N. V. Kulikova. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020. 358 p.

The monograph deals with different signs of systemic crisis in the European Union that become especially noticeable in the last five years. The profound and current causes of the crisis and its concrete manifestations in home and foreign policy, as well as in economic and social spheres are revealed in the book. The authors investigate the consequences of it for EU member states and candidate countries from the Central-Eastern Europe. In general chapters the accent is put on common current problems of socio-economic development of the region. Peculiarities of individual CEE countries development are considered using statistic and analytic material for the second half of 2010s. The authors reveal a negative influence of the crisis on GDP growth dynamic and population living standards. These tendencies aggravated the slowdown in entrepreneurial activity, which occurred in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Formation of an Integrated Village-Town System as a Factor of the Russian Economy Structural Modernization. In Memory of L.V. Nikiforov / Editor: N. Yu. Akhapkin. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020. 228 р.

This collection of papers dedicated to the memory of L.V. Nikiforov, who made an important contribution to the study of the integration of urban and rural areas. The analysis of state measures for agricultural development since the 2000s, as well as the results of the study of the structural organization of the urban and rural economies are presented in the book. Based on the concept of the integrated village-town system, the state and prospects of rural tourism are considered. Besides that, the authors assess the development of rural areas and agriculture at different stages of Russian history.

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The Scientists of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-chief: M. I. Voyeykov. SPb.: Aletheia, 2020. 432 p.

The book is dedicated to the outstanding scientists of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Institute founded in 1930 and 'walked a thorny path' of socio-economic transformations together with the country.  This jubilee issue is timed to the 90th anniversary of the Institute and includes both previously and first published essays about famous personalities of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Building a Digital Economy in Russia: Challenges, Prospects and Risks / Editor: E. B. Lenchuk. St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2020. 320 p.

In this monograph, a digital economy is considered as a new paradigm for economic development. The authors analyze major global trends related to digitalization processes and describe conditions for and specifics of forming a digital economy in Russia. They reveal the importance of digitalization for structural modernization and competitive growth of Russian industry, and define its priorities in different areas: industrial system, public administration, financial sphere, labor market, education and healthcare. The authors comprehensively consider not only prospects, but also risks of large-scale digitalization and evaluate both government-approved policy documents on building a digital economy in Russia and efficiency of tools used for their implementation.




The Polish and Russian Economies Challenged by the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Editor: I. S. Sinitsina. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020, 298 p.

This book consists of the proceedings of the conference "The Polish and Russian Economies Challenged by the Industrial Revolution 4.0" (Warsaw, October 15-18, 2019) aimed at analysis of current issues of technological modernization and transition to an innovation-based model of development. The scientists representing the Institute of Economics RAS as well as Polish leading research institutions (including the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Economic Society, the University of Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University, and the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula) took part at the conference.

The discussion was focused on the following topics: changes in the capitalist model of economy triggered by the digital revolution; the level of the two countries' economic and institutional readiness for upcoming systemic shifts due to the industrial revolution 4.0; a set of measures designed to increase the level of an computerization and innovativeness of economies and to develop educational systems and human capital; challenges and prospects of trade between Russia and Poland in the context of modernization of their economic systems.

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Public Administration Institutions in the Face of Strategic Challenges to the Russian Economy / Editors: I. I. Smotritskaya, S. V. Kozlova. St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2020. 267 p.

The monograph deals with a wide range of issues connected with setting and developing an institutional environment for improvement of the quality of managing state assets and resources. The authors explore a set of theoretical, methodological and practical problems related to the task of transforming public administration institutions in the face of global strategic challenges. They reveal emerging fundamental risks under the current institutional restrictions, identify existing institutional factors that affect efficiency of public administration, offer new conceptual approaches to developing a model of managing state assets and public procurement, and examine the potential and capabilities of public-private partnerships for attracting private investment to strategic national projects. Special attention is given to institutional aspects of managing science in the face of global technology and information related challenges.



The Economic Theory of the State: a New Paradigm of Paternalism / Editors: A. Ya. Rubinshtein, A. E. Gorodetsky, R. S. Grinberg. St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2020. 424 p.

In contrast to the natural sciences, where some theories are rejected when their falsity has been proved by rigorous experiments, the object of economics can be studied using various abstractions, and none of them could completely supplant the others. Therefore, in economics “discarded” theories do not mean “refuted”. The book presents a number of examples of discarded or forgotten economic theories, which are again in the focus of research and still represent a worthy object of study. This monograph is a result of research of domestic and foreign scientists, and contains the materials of the First October International Scientific Conference on the problems of Theoretical Economics titled “Economic Science: Forgotten and Discarded Theories”.



Economic Theories in Space and Time / Editors: V. S. Avtonomov, A. Ya. Rubinshtein. St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2020. 360 p.

This monograph deals with the new approach to the economic theory of the contemporary state. The historical and political economic analysis made by authors helps to trace the evolution of the place and role of the state in a market economy, to reveal a number of its basic models and to show the transformation of a contemporary state from a subject of market space into its organizer (the “playmaker state” model). The proposed approach is based on the theory of patronized goods, developed within the framework of the research, as well as the general concept of failures of the mixed economy. The authors argue that it helps to take fresh look at the category of state paternalism and to identify the risks of its negative consequences. It was shown that, in contrast to market failures, causing state activity, a paternalistic failure required other actions, aimed at democratization of paternalistic attitudes and at introduction of limitations to the arbitrariness of bureaucracy. The final part of the book concerns the applied aspects of given theory, in particular, in humanitarian sector of the economy. Keywords: economic theory, political economy, state models, playmaker state, paternalism, paternalistic failure, flaws in public choice, managerial failure.




Transformation of Economic Models in the Countries of the Post-Socialist World / Editors: M.O. Turaeva, L.B. Vardomskiy. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020. 192 p.

The monograph deals with the models of capitalism that have formed or at the stage of formation in post-socialist countries as a result of their socio-economic transformation. The authors analyze these varieties of capitalism based on the forms and methods of integration of post-socialist countries into the world economy, combinations of factors of their socio-economic development and specific types of institutional complementarity.

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Trade Policy in Russia and East Asian Countries: Finding Ways for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation / Editors: I. A. Korgun, S. S. Sutyrin. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020. 338 p.

This monograph explores the changing nature of trade policy in East Asia. The authors analyze major trends in trade and investment flows unfolding in the region and implications of various preferential agreements for intra- and inter-regional economic cooperation. Ongoing transformations are considered through a prism of Russia’s economic interests; authors discuss how these transformations can be used to develop economic dialogue with Asian partners.

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A New Spatial Strategy for Russia. Editors-in-Chief: Y. M. Bukhvald, A. V. Vilenskiy. Moscow: IE RAS, 2020. 250 p.

This monograph deepens ideas about priorities and tools of the state regulation of the Russian economy's spatial development. Among others, the authors address the following issues: the place of spatial strategizing in a whole system of strategic planning; importance of national projects for socio-economic development of the regions; the role of investment and innovation processes in forming a new model of spatial development for the Russian economy; region-specific aspects of Russia's social development. The authors study the problems of developing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses as a special tool of spatial development and define the role of social entrepreneurship in the formation of Russia's common socio-economic space. They emphasize the importance of local self-government for both the strategic planning hierarchy and the formation of the Russian economy's spatial structure, and examine the policy of support for self-development of Russian small towns and monotowns as one of the aspects to the spatial regulation. With due regard to legislative requirements relevant for strategic planning, the authors demonstrate a connection between spatial strategizing and the country's national and economic security needs. The monograph is meant for economists, regional and local government officials and employees, as well as for lecturers and students.

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Mesoeconomics: Elements of a New Paradigm / Editors: V.I. Mayevskiy, S.G. Kirdina-Chandler. Мoscow: IE RAS, 2020. 392 р.

The book summarizes the results of mesoeconomic studies presented in contemporary academic literature in English and Russian. The intradisciplinary structure of modern mesoeconomics is identified and justified. It includes the mesoeconomics of clearly localized structures (mainly industries and regions); mesoeconomics of network structures; institutional mesoeconomics, and mesoeconomics of reproduction. The book focuses on results achieved in two areas. Firstly, the authors introduce institutional mesoeconomics as the most powerful stream of mesoeconomic research to date. Secondly, they report the results obtained in mesoeconomics of reproduction which is a new original field studied at the IE RAS. It relies upon the provisions of the new theory of capital reproduction and institutional views on money circulation. The book is meant for economists and students of economic departments who are interested in modern research in the field of heterodox economics.

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"Pivot to Asia" in an Economic Strategy of Central-Eastern European Countries. Editor-in-Chief: N. V. Kulikova. Moscow: IE RAS, 2019. 316 p.

The monograph deals with a challenge Central-Eastern European countries meet while developing a multi-vector foreign economic policy. One of its priorities in the conditions of crisis in the European Union and weakened economic ties with Russia is development of trade and investment cooperation with developing and developed Asian countries. The authors demonstrate that this tendency is in line with a broader common trend – the economic expansion of leading Asian countries in Europe, for example, the Chinese expansion. They identify certain problems arising in the CEE countries in connection with increasing trade with Asia and implementation of some investment projects. Besides that, the authors describe the EU policy measures regarding China's growing activity in Central-Eastern Europe, in particular, the '16+1 initiative' aimed at multilateral cooperation between the CEE countries and the PRC.

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Eurasian Integration in a Turbulent World / Editor-in-Chief: L. B. Vardomsky. Moscow: IE RAS, 2019. 280 р.

The monograph summarizes some results related to the implementation of the Eurasian integration project, analyzes emerging problems, limitations and opportunities, assesses the effects of the EAEU in comparison with the expectations of integration, as well as its possible prospects. The development of the project is going on in adverse external conditions. Despite the inevitable difficulties and contradictions, the EAEU today is the core of integration in the post-Soviet area. It is associated with hopes for the modernization of the economy of the participating countries and the implementation of national interests in economic development. The success or failure of Eurasian integration can affect the format and way of implementation of the Great Eurasian partnership project promoted by Russia, as well as the format of participation in the Chinese mega-project "One Belt, One Road".



B. A. Kheyfets. New Economic Megapartnerships and Russia. SPb.: Aletheia, 2019. 288 p.

The author analyzes a new trend in the world economy – transregionalization, which will lead to a radical reformatting of the global economic space. The specifics of such a new phenomenon as the emerging economic megapartnerships that are the driving force of transregionalization are shown. In connection with the development of competitive regionalism, a transition to a qualitatively different type of informal globalization is warranted. This new type is characterized by the major role of globalization of consumers. In this connection, the changes in business strategies are described and the problems that can arise in the transition to a new system of the international division of labor are highlighted. Serious risks for Russia arising in connection with the development of transregionalization are considered. The author proposes ways to mitigate these risks, including through the creation of new economic alliances. The most perspective economic unions of Russia, problems and prospects of their development are considered.



Problems of Economic Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries in the New Reality for the World Economy. Editor-in-chief: N. V. Kulikova. Moscow: IE RAS, 2019. 366 p.

The monograph addresses the factors that made it possible for Central and Eastern Europe to achieve relatively fast economic growth after a deep recession during the world financial crisis and a long period of economic stagnation that followed it. The authors examine changes in the economic policy, sources of economic growth and foreign economic relations of the CEE countries under the influence of the new post-crisis reality of the world economy and modern geopolitical challenges. An attempt to evaluate whether an updated economic policy is able to provide for long-term sustainable growth of the CEE countries is made.

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G. D. Toloraya. On Russia’s Eastern Doorstep. Studies of the Korean Policy in the Beginning of the 21st Century. Editor-in-chief: M. E. Trigubenko. Moscow: Publishing and Trading Corporation Dashkov & Co, 2019. 410 p.

The book is based on analytical materials and publications prepared by a distinguished specialist on Eastern Asia with a 40-year experience in Korean studies. It comprises outcomes of investigation into problems of the Korean peninsula with due account for results of practical steps towards formulation and implementation of Russia’s foreign policy initiatives in Northeast Asia. In this book, readers will find both fact-based materials collected shortly after respective events and summarizing analysis of key problems and results pertaining to different historical periods. The author analyzes major events and trends in Russia’s interaction with the two Korean peninsula states – the DPRK and the RK, as well as political and economic development of these countries, their relations, conceptual foundations and implementation of their foreign policies. Special attention is paid to the comprehensive analysis of unannounced reforms and evolution of the socio-economic system in the DPRK. In addition to that, the author gives a brief outline of different formats of international discussions on the nuclear problem and missile programs of the Korean peninsula, as well as of the multilateral cooperation in the region.



Mesoeconomics: Current Situation and Prospects. Editors: V. I. Maevsky, S. G. Kirdina-Chandler, M. A. Deryabina. Moscow: IE RAS, 2018. 314 p.

Mesoeconomics is a relatively new branch of economics dealing with the increasingly complicated structure of the modern economy under globalization and transition towards post-industrial development. The monograph describes the history of mesoeconomic studies in Russia and abroad, demonstrates the authors’ special approach to mesoeconomic analysis, presents the works characterizing the current situation with mesoeconomics in Russia and its long-term development prospects. The monograph is based on the most interesting results of mesoeconomic studies discussed at the All-Russian Scientific Symposium “Fundamental Characteristics of Mesoeconomic Analysis: Potential and Prospects of Evolutionary and Synergetic Paradigms” (March 15, 2018). The first part of the monograph (Chapters 1–9) deals with theoretical and methodological foundations of mesoeconomics, as well as with mathematical tools for describing and explaining processes at the meso-level. The second part (Chapters 10–16) describes new trends in applying the mesoeconomic approach to economic analysis. The monograph contains the subject index.

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Implementation Problems and Expected Outcomes of the Free Trade Agreement Between the Eurasian Economic Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Editors: S. P. Glinkina, A. G. Pylin, Nguyen Quoc Hung. Moscow: Editus, 2018. 260 p.

The monograph deals with different aspects of implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the context of current trends in the world economy. The authors attempt to evaluate effects of its implementation on trade and investment and to analyze associated risks and dangers for the Agreement parties. They forecast the core parameters of two-way trade development within the FTA and give recommendations on enhancing effectiveness of the current agreement.





Spatial Differentiation in the Post-Socialist Eastern Europe. Editors-in-Chief: Yu. K. Knyazev, I. I. Orlik, E. Ya. Sheynin. Moscow: IE RAN, 2018. 296 p.

The authors study current focal points in the foreign trade policy of the Eastern European countries. They address new trends in this policy connected with the change in the geopolitical situation in Europe and general international instability and analyze internal and external factors negatively affecting these countries’ trade and economic relations with Russia. The book deals with processes of political and economic differentiation in the EU, the specifics of member countries’ policies, possible methods and means of solving complex problems in foreign economic strategy of the CEE countries, including development of new focus areas for their foreign economic activities. Authors give profound analysis of new research materials, especially statistical profiles of individual countries, as well as set of findings and recommendations that could be used in the Russian Federation.

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The Post-Socialist World: the Results of the Transformation. Editor-in-Chief: S. P. Glinkina. In 3 Volumes. Saint-Petersburg: Aletheia, 2018.

Vol. 3. The Asian Models of Reforms. Opportunities and challenges for Russia. Editor-in-chief: G. D. Toloraya. 184 p.

The monograph examines results of the 25-year transformation that took place after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the former member countries of the socialist commonwealth in East Asia (China, Vietnam, Mongolia, the DPRK). Using a range of tools provided by modern transitology, the authors derive a common algorithm for transformation – that is, evolutionary market modernization combined with continued effective state regulation. They study the current situation in the economic and social spheres and changes in foreign economic policies of the above-mentioned countries, as well as their participation in the process of integration in the Asia-Pacific region. The authors analyze the prospects of regional development in the face of challenges and threats of the 21st century and estimate opportunities and problems related to Russia’s cooperation with neighbouring countries with due account for new realities. The study is especially up-to-date at the time when the Russian Federation turns to focus on closer cooperation with the countries of Asia-Pacific region.



A. E. Gorodetsky. Institutions of Public Administration in the Face of New Challenges of Socio-Economic Development. Moscow: IE RAS, 2018. 237 p.

The monograph addresses changes in the system of public administration as one of the key areas of institutional reforms. The author examines principal challenges for development and security connected with transformation processes in the Russian Federation and global trends. He analyzes the specifics of how the theory of the public administration evolved in Russia, as well as other countries’ experience in both developing theoretical views on the public administration and the civil service and implementing reforms in this area. The book explores theoretical issues related to interdependent development of the economic nature of the state and public administration paradigms, as well as to the notions of government and management failures from the perspective of the theory of patronized goods and drawbacks of a mixed economy. The author studies theoretical and practical aspects of how a public administration dysfunction develops, how it is causally connected with principles and methods of administrative reforms implementation. He examines the importance of institutions of a civil society for establishing the public control and coordinating strategic aims and priorities of economic development.

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Central and Eastern Europe in Search of New Sources of Development. Editor-in-chief: N. V. Kulikova. Moscow: IE RAN, 2018. 316 p.

The monograph addresses changes in economic and political processes in Central and Eastern Europe in the current geopolitical situation with due regard for new trends in the world economy. It examines how crisis in the EU influence the development of the CEE countries and their socio-economic and foreign economic policies. The authors analyze results of the CEE countries’ attempts to find new sources of sustainable economic growth, to correct serious macroeconomic imbalances, to overcome structural economic problems, and to reduce their economies’ vulnerability to external shocks and reliance on Western European countries in the sphere of trade and finance. They describe the present-day economic relations between the RF and the CEE countries, with the focus on Russia’s new role in their foreign economic strategy in the conditions of recent external economic and political challenges. The monograph outlines socio-economic prospects of the CEE countries taking into consideration weak points of their economies, their ability to counteract the negative impact of instability in the world commodity and financial markets, to diversify foreign economic relations and to reduce their dependence on the European market trends by moving towards new fast growing markets and restoring economic relations with Russia.

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