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    Day 2
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    Day 3
  • THE FIRST DAY
    9:30-11:30
    Panel Discussion
    NATIONAL REPORT ON INNOVATIONS IN RUSSIA
    Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Main Assembly Hall
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    National Innovations Report is neither a report about implementation of the Innovative Development Strategy, nor an annex thereto. It is an independent document that demonstrates a wholly new way of looking at the condition of the innovative ecosystem and a new approach to the management of innovative development of Russia. This report is destined to become a practical tool for qualitative assessment and adjustment of the priorities and directions of innovation policies, a restart of promotion tools and monitoring systems.

     

    Moderator 

    Igor Agamirzyan, General Director and Chairman of the Board, RVC (“Russian Venture Company”)


    Participants

    Vladislav Boutenko, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Russia 

    Alexander Idrisov, President, Strategy Partners Group 

    Sergey Kerber, Managing Director and Director, Investment Project and Program Directorate, Leader Management Company

    Mikhail Levchuk, Deputy General Director, Argus Spectr 

    Ruslan Yunusov, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Quantum Center 

    Expert Discussion
    THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY OF RUSSIA AND THE WORLD: A LOOK THROUGH THE AUDIT EFFICIENCY PRISM
    Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall № 7
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    Topics for Discussion

    • Effectiveness of public audit as a tool for ensuring the transition to an innovative economy
    • Institutional features of public audit
    • Role of external audit in maintaining efficiency and improving the system of company management
    • Operational effectiveness of external audit
    • Conflict of expectations in the interaction of an internal audit service and a management team
    • Problem of positioning of internal auditors: independence, ethics, company management vision of the goals and objectives of an internal audit
    • Increasing requirements for professionalism and competence of internal auditors; the need to establish a national system of internal audit standards and national certification for internal auditors

     

    Moderators 

    Igor Bartsits, Dean, Institute of Public Administration and Management, RANEPA

    Valery Goreglyad, Chief Auditor, Bank of Russia

     

    Participants

    Mikhail Beshmelnitsyn, Deputy Head, the Control Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation

    Gennady Bukayev, Head, Internal Audit Service, Rosneft

    Oleg Chistyakov, Director, Internal Audit and Control Division, Sberbank

    Alexander Demidov, Deputy Head, Federal Treasury

    Erkin Norov, Member, VTB Bank Management Board

    Leonid Shneydman, Head, Department of Regulations on Accounting, Financial Reporting and Auditing, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

    Alexander Turbanov, President,  SRO NP Audit Chamber, Russian Central Council

    Oleg Yushenkov, Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)

     
    Expert Discussion
    INFLATION TARGETING IN CRISIS CONDITIONS
    Building 6, 2nd Floor, Hall № 4
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    Topics for Discussion

    • Specifics of the inflation targeting regime in current macroeconomic conditions in Russia
    • Prospects for the exchange rate policy of the Bank of Russia
    • Levels of real and quoted interest rates in Russia 
    • External conditions of the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia 
    • Long-term strategy of the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia 

     

    Moderator

    Pavel Trunin, Head, “Macroeconomics and Finance” Research Division, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

     

    Participants

    Igor Dmitriev, Director, Monetary Policy Department, Bank of Russia 

    Petr Grishin, Head of Macro Research and Chief Economist for Eastern Europe, VTB Capital

    Evsey Gurvich, Head, Economic Expert Group

    Vladimir Kolychev, Director, Department of Strategic Planning, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

    Maxim Petronevich, Deputy Director, Center for Economic Forecasting, Gazprombank

    Oleg Solntsev, Leading Expert, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences

     
    Expert Discussion
    THE PLACE OF RUSSIA IN THE FOOD PRODUCTION WORLD MAP
    Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall № 3
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    Topics for Discussion

      • The priorities of Russian agricultural policy in the field of import substitution
      • Is it possible to ensure food security in the country that is a large importer?
      • The export potential of Russia: what is to be done to implement it?

     

    Moderator

    Natalia Shagayda, Director, Center for Agrofood Policy, RANEPA

     

    Participants

    Philip De Jong, Agricultural Counsellor; Head, Department of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands Embassy, Moscow

    Jonathan Gressel, Agriculture Minister-Counselor, U.S.Embassy, Moscow

    Sergey Levin, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation

    Andrey Sizov, Managing Director, SovEcon

     
    Panel Discussion
    2030 STRATEGY: OUTLINES OF THE LONG-TERM SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIA
    Building 5, 5th Floor, Main Assembly Hall
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    The Government has launched the elaboration process of the Social and Economic Development Strategy of the Russian Federation; the formation of the conceptual approaches was initiated through a broad process of expert consultations. The Strategy is being developed in order to set up the general goals, key directions, main tasks, priorities, and mechanisms to implement state policy for the social and economic development of the Russian Federation. The Strategy is a backbone document for strategic planning and it defines the main principles of the constructive interaction of the state authorities with the entrepreneurial business community, as well as with civil society, in order to protect the national interests, foster social and economic development, and improve the standards and quality of life in the Russian Federation.

     

    Topics for Discussion

    • What are the key trends and challenges to determine the strategic agenda of Russia in a 2030 perspective?
    • What are the fundamental strategic objectives to be embedded in the new social and economic development strategy?
    • What measures can ensure the successful implementation of the new strategy for the next 15 years?
    • What are the main tasks and objectives of Strategy 2030 in the public administration system?

     

    Moderator

    Aleksandr Ivlev, Managing Partner for Russia, EY

     

    Participants

    Mikhail Abyzov, Minister of the Russian Federation

    Aleksandr Auzan, Dean, Department of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University 

    Andrey Makarov, Chairman, Committee on Budget and Taxes, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

    Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation

    Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy 

    Alexey Ulyukayev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

     
    Panel Discussion
    SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF A STRUCTURAL CRISIS
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, White Hall
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    Topics for Discussion

    • What are the social consequences of the 2014-2015 economic crisis?
    • How to fulfill social commitments in the context of dwindling financial resources?
    • What is the "margin of safety" in social institutions and social actors?
    • Dilemma: to save or to invest in the social sphere? 
    • Can the economic crisis stimulate adoption of effective long-term solutions in the sphere of social development? 

     

    Moderator

    Tatyana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis And Forecasts, RANEPA

     

    Participants

    Olga Batalina, Chairman, Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

    Aleksey Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; Chief Researcher, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy 

    Lev Kuznetsov, Minister of North Caucusus Affairs

    Maksim Topilin, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

    Natalya Zubarevich, Director, Regional Program, Independent Institute for Social Policy

     
    Expert Discussion
    CHINA’S ECONOMY: POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS AND STRATEGIES FOR RUSSIA
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
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    China has entered into an economic slowdown stage: in 2015, its GDP grew by only 7% - its lowest rate of growth in 25 years. China’s authorities speak about the country's transition to a "new normality" and promise to change the growth pattern and institute structural reforms. Naysayers believe that China will have a rough landing, and that last year’s collapse of stock exchanges may lead to a full-scale debt crisis. Will Beijing be able to meet the challenges? And what should be the strategy for Russia in seeking to turn to Asia and gain a foothold in Chinese markets?

     

    Topics for Discussion

    • What are the structural causes and long-term implications of China’s slowdown?
    • To what extent is the Government controlling the debt problem?
    • How are the transition to a new growth model and the implementation of structural reforms proceeding?
    • How does China respond to the integration processes in the Asia-Pacific Region and how will the establishment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect the growth rate in China?
    • What industrial markets of China will be interesting for Russian players in the new conditions?
    • Does Russia have a chance to attract capital leaving China?

     

    Moderator

    Alexander Gabuev, Senior Associate and Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center 

     

    Participants

    Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman, Management Board, Gazprom 

    Denis Kamyshev, First Vice President for International Development, Gazprombank

    Andrey Klepach, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chief Economist, Vnesheconombank

    Vladimir Markov, Member of the Board, Department Head, PJSC Gazprom

    Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist of the World Bank (2008-2012)

    Michael Pettis, Senior Associate, the Carnegie Asia Program, Beijing; Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

    Andrei Slepnev, Minister of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission

    Natalia Stapran, Director, Russian APEC Study Center, RANEPA

    Stanislav Voskresensky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    Panel Discussion of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency
    CREDIT RATINGS AS A FACTOR IN DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE OF RUSSIA'S FINANCIAL MARKET
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
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    In 2015, with adoption of the law on rating activities there occurred a turning point in the Russian credit rating industry. Investors expect that the newly formulated regulatory requirements will lead to greater efficiency in the rating industry. What changes are in store for the rating market? Will the role of credit ratings in the financial markets change? What are the lessons that Russia can learn from international experience?

     

    Moderator

    Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO, Analytical Credit Rating Agency

     

    Participants

    Elena Chaikovskaya, Director, Financial Market Development Department, Bank of Russia

    Nikolai Gonchar, Member of the Committee on Budget Issues and Taxes, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

    Anna Kuznetsova, Managing Director, Securities Market, Moscow Exchange

    Aleksey Moiseyev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation

    Gevork Vermishyan, Chief Financial Officer, MegaFon

    9:30-10:15
    Presentation of the Russian Edition of Barry Eichengreen’s Book
    “HALL OF MIRRORS: THE GREAT DEPRESSION, THE GREAT RECESSION, AND THE USES-AND MISUSES-OF HISTORY”
    Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
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    The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression in attempting to avert the worst. While their response prevented a financial collapse and catastrophic depression like that of the 1930s, unemployment in the U.S. and Europe still rose to excruciatingly high levels. Pain and suffering were widespread. 

     

    Hall of Mirrors is both a major work of economic history and an essential exploration of how we avoided making only some of the same mistakes twice. It shows not just how the "lessons" of Great Depression history continue to shape society's response to contemporary economic problems, but also how the experience of the Great Recession will permanently change how we think about the Great Depression. 

     

    Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research

     

    10:30-11:30
    Presentation of RANEPA’s Rating with participation of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
    INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IN THE RUSSIAN REGIONS
    Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
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    The new rating of the conditions and development results of high-technology businesses shows where it is profitable to run an innovative business, reflecting the real situation based on the results of innovative activities in the regions.

    The rating uses mainly quantitative indicators and is not based on expert assessments, thus making it a sound rating. The Rating involves the evaluation of regions by individual components of the “conditions block” and “results block.” This helps identify regions which are leaders in each component, while showing strengths and weaknesses of development in each region.

     

    Participants 

    Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan

    Vera Barinova, Head, Centre for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, Institute of Applied Economic Research

    Ivan Bortnik, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology

    Pavel Kadochnikov, Vice Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

     
    11:30-12:00
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    12:00-14:00
    Plenary Discussion
    RUSSIA AND THE WORLD: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
    Building 5, 5th Floor, Main Assembly Hall
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    Moderator

    Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA

     

    Participants

    Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

    Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research

    Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty (G30); Governor, Bank of Israel (1991-2000)

    Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission

    Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist of the World Bank (2008-2012)

    Jan Walliser, Vice President for Global Practices for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank

     
    14:00-15:30
    LUNCH BREAK

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    15:30-17:30
    Panel Discussion
    NATIONAL DEBT: VICE OR VIRTUE?
    Building 5, 5th Floor, Main Assembly Hall
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    Topics for Discussion

    • Government debt management policy and fiscal consolidation in the leading economies of the world
    • Attractiveness of the national debt as a financial instrument in the modern world
    • Development of national debt markets in national currency
    • National Debt or Reserve Fund ?-- how to finance the deficit of the Federal Budget of Russia
    • National debt increase limits in Russia
    • Debt policy risks 

     

    Moderator

    Ruben Aganbegyan, Director-General, Otkritie Financial Corporation Bank

     

    Participants

    Maksim Oreshkin, Deputy Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

    Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund

    Aleksey Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; Chief Researcher, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy 

    Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO, Analytical Credit Rating Agency

    Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Board of Directors, MDM Bank

    Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

    Axel A. Weber, Chairman, Board of Directors, UBS Group AG 

    Panel Discussion
    REGIONAL BUDGETS: RECIPES FOR BALANCED FORMATION
    Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
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    The 2015 crisis has painfully affected the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Their expenditure commitments are growing, while revenues, most of which come from individual income tax and profit tax, are at least not increasing. Debt obligations of the regions and municipalities have grown sharply over the several past years. At the same time, the budgetary credits from the Federal Center are still limited, despite a certain increase in volume.

     

    Topics for Discussion

    • Do we have real understanding of the budgetary situation in the regions and municipalities?
    • How to safely avoid regional budget deficits and rising debt?
    • What are the resources for mobilizing sources of income from the regions and municipalities?
    • What financial resources should be relied upon when developing regional strategy and should a long-term budget forecast be developed alongside one-year financial planning?

     

    Moderators

    Vladimir Klimanov, Deputy Head, Department of State Regulation of the Economy, School of Public Policy (ION), RANEPA

    Sergey Ryabukhin, Chairman, Committee on Budget and Financial Markets, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

     

    Participants

    Alexander Levintal, Governor, Jewish Autonomous Region

    Sergey Morozov, Governor, Ulyanovsk Region 

    Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister and Head, Department of Economic Policy and Development, Moscow City Government

    Yuriy Roslyak, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

    Viktor Tolokonsky, Governor, Krasnoyarsk Krai

    Vladimir Yakushev, Governor,  Tyumen Region 

     

    Panel Discussion
    RUSSIA AND EUROPE: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
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    Topics for Discussion

    • The interrelation between the economies of Russia and Europe: long-term trends, common interests, and contradictions
    • The effects of reciprocal sanctions, and conditions and prospects for restarting Russian-European relations in the post-sanctions period 
    • The impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the United States on Russian-European economic cooperation
    • Energy security in Europe and the development of competitive energy markets
    • New format of Russia's participation in global and regional integration processes: EU - Russia - EEU
    • Russia ‘between’ the global integrations in the West and the East: the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 

     

    Moderators

    Andrey Spartak, Director, All-Russian Research Conjuncture Institute; Chairman, External Economic Activity Committee, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation  

    Vladimir Salamatov, Director General, World Trade Center Moscow; Chairman, Committee on Economic Integration of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and CIS Countries of the  Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Head, Department of International Commerce, RANEPA

     

    Participants

    Petr Fradkov, First Deputy Chairman, State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs” (Vnesheconombank); Member, Board of Directors, Russian Export Centre

    Alexey Likhachev, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, Mission Chief for Russia, International Monetary Fund

    Andrei Slepnev, Minister of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission

    Vygaudas Ušackas, Head, European Union Delegation in Russia

    Mikhail Vinogradov, President, St. Petersburg Politics Fund

    Anatoly Yanovsky, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

    Panel Discussion
    INEQUALITY: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
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    Topics for Discussion

    • What are the implications of current shifts in the dynamics of income and wealth globally?
    • How have the significant shifts of deciles within each country introduced new dynamics in the distribution of income within Russia and China?
    • What is the impact of shifts in the distribution of wealth globally on the standard of living and welfare?

     

    Moderators

    Carol S. Leonard, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA

    Ivan Lyubimov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA

     

    Participants

    Jack Goldstone, Founding Director, Institute for Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

    Maria Kazakova, Deputy Head, International Department for Fiscal Sustainability Studies, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy; Head, Department for Economic Growth Studies, RANEPA

    Anna Lukyanova, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Labour Market Studies, HSE

    Branko Milanovic, Presidential Fellow, City University of New York;  Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study Center (LIS); Lead Economist, Research Department, World Bank (1991-2013)

    Avner Offer, Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

    Lilia Ovcharova, Director, Institute for Social Development Studies, HSE

    Thomas F. Remington, Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science, Emory University

    Xiang Zhou, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

    Natalya Zubarevich, Director, Regional Program, Independent Institute for Social Policy

    Panel Discussion
    HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE NEW ECONOMY: A SOUTH-EASTERN VECTOR
    Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
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    Topics for Discussion 

    • Is it possible to build an effective system of STI implementation in the current conditions?
    • The problem of increasing staff shortages in some regions of Russia and its solution through effective use of the potential of regions with a growing workforce capacity
    • Capabilities to attract and retain the workforce in the Russian Federation, using the example of the development of the Far East labour market
    • Development of professional competencies and workforce supply to employers
    • Development of a staff training system for workers to provide employers with specialists throughout the country
    • Staff mobility support systems in the Russian Federation


    Moderator

    Valentin Timakov, Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

     

    Participants

    Alexander  Galushka, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East 

    Valery Dzgoyev, President, Public Charity Fund for Education Support Kredo-Znaniye

    Sergey Ivanets, Rector, Far Eastern Federal University

    Mikhail Kirsanov, Director,  Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

    Alexander Klimov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    Irina Kondratenko, Head, Human Resources Department, Far Eastern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing

    Lev Kuznetsov, Minister, North Caucusus Affairs, Russian Federation

    Tatyana Leonova, Vice Rector, Far Eastern Federal University

    Alina Levitskaya, Rector, North-Caucasus Federal University

    Evgenia Mikhailova, Rector, North-Eastern Federal University

    Alan Ogoyev, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

    Yuri Razorenov, Acting Rector, North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

    Tatyana Terenteva, Rector, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VSUES) 

    Robert Urazov, General Director, Union “Agency for Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers” (‘WorldSkills Russia’)

     

     

    17:30-18:00
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    18:00-19:30
    Open Lecture
    RECENT TRENDS IN GLOBAL INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND THEIR POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS
    Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
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    Branko Milanovic, Presidential Fellow, City University of New York;  Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study Center (LIS); Lead Economist, Research Department, World Bank (1991-2013)

     

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