Consolidation of governmental and business efforts as well as efforts of academic communities and the society to elaborate a set of optimal measures to spur economic growth and improve living standards.
With oil prices falling, it is important to prevent further slowdown of the country’s economic and social development. Russia should switch from the economic model based on export of raw materials to the competitive economic model based on development of small and medium enterprises, improvement of labor productivity in the modern private sector, new digital economy and well-functioning social sector.
Economic uncertainty is the main factor, preventing our economy from growth.
What we need is certainty in social and economic policy:
- Every individual should have an opportunity to make long-term plans, such as: where to work after graduation, how to raise children, how to ensure retirement with dignity?
- Investors should be able to predict for many years ahead how the rules of the game will evolve: tax rates, cadastral values, prices of energy resources, loan interest rates, business requirements from supervisory authorities, stability of legislation.
- Civil servants should be aware of their spheres of responsibility and be oriented to results rather than bureaucratic procedures. They should understand their goals, which are based on nationwide priorities and objectives set forth in the country’s development Strategy. It is unacceptable for any public entity to fulfill its own objectives to the detriment of country’s social and economic development.
All our developments reflect not just the view of academics and experts, but also the view of the business community. This allows developing documents, which can be put into practice.
An integral part of our research is holding public discussions, collecting feedback and making adjustments based on received information.
In our research we not just rely on data from traditional statistical bases, but also use data from administrated systems (such as Federal Tax Service, Unified State Register of Taxpayers, legal statistics etc.). This enables us to make more accurate evaluation of real situation in the economy and society.