The Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) will hold a conference in Helsinki on 14 September 2011, to celebrate its 20 years of existence.
The conference, titled Russia’s Economic Policy Challenges, will deal with Russia’s economic and economic policy challenges in a world economy that is growing more slowly than in previous years. In each of the various sectors of the Russian economy, it will be necessary to continue to take into account eg the country’s large dependence on raw materials as regards exports and tax revenues.
In the three parts of the conference, attention will be given to Russian monetary policy, the effects of WTO membership, and the possibilities for Moscow to operate as an international financial centre.
Among the participants of the panel discussions will be Odd Per Brekk, IMF Senior Resident Representative; Evgeny Gavrilenkov, chief economist at Troika Dialog Investment Bank; David Tarr, former senior economist at the World Bank; Iftekhar Hasan, professor at Fordham University; Seppo Honkapohja, Bank of Finland board member; Iikka Korhonen, Head of BOFIT; and Dr Pekka Sutela.
The lecture at the evening meal will be given by Vladimir Mau, director of The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
This conference is for invited guests and it takes place at the Hotel Hilton Strand. The language of the conference is English. Media representatives are asked to contact Ms Noora Soikko, or tel. 010 831 2268.
For addition information, contact Head of Research Iikka Korhonen, tel. 010 831 2272.