Alexei Vedev on the Russian Economic Outlook in 2022

25 december 2021

The Vedomosti daily published a survey by the TrendFox Agency on what the year 2022 was going to be like Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute told about the challenges and opportunities for the Russian economy in 2022.

Alexei Vedev on Russian Economic Outlook in 202

25 december 2021

In the Izvestia daily op-ed column, Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute shared his economic forecast for 2022.

Alexei Vedev Assessed the RF Central Bank’s Measures

24 december 2021

Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Izvestia daily on the efficiency of the RF Central Bank’s measures.

Sergei Tsykhlo: “Industrial output dynamics will remain quite uncertain”

23 december 2021

Sergei Tsukhlo, Head of the Business Surveys Department, Gaidar Institute shared his views with the Kommersant daily on industrial output dynamic in December.

Natalia Shagaida: “Targeted Aid May Help Fight the Inflation”

13 december 2021

As noted in the position paper “Price Adjustment: When to Stop?” published at the website of the RF Central Bank, targeted aid to people in need is more efficient than adjustment of food prices. Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute holds the same view.

Stepan Zemtsov: “Small business may face higher risks in the Russian Federation”

13 december 2021

In his interview to IА REGNUM,Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Associate of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute said that at present it was premature to speak about the stabilization of the SME situation in Russia. Such was his comment on the RF Ministry of Economic Development’s conclusions regarding the stabilization of the situation in the SME sector.

Natalia Shagaida: “Food Inflation is Higher than the Global Average”

10 december 2021

In November, the FAO Food Price Index kept growing. Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute told Agroinvestor about the factors which caused food price hikes and the measures to be taken to push them down.

Alexander Knobel: “Annual inflation in Russia sped up to 8.4% in November”

10 december 2021

Commenting to the TASS News Agency the accelerating rate of inflation of 8.4% which approached the five-year record high in November, Alexander Knobel, Head of the International Trade Department, Gaidar Institute said that the increased rates of inflation were still one of the main pandemic-related implications caused by developed countries’ measures to underpin demand.

Alexei Vedev Explained Unrealistic Forecasts of the RF Ministry of Economic Developmen

09 december 2021

Over the past 13 years, officials of the RF Ministry of Economic Development have developed minimum four long-term forecasts with expectations of high growth rates of the economy and households’ incomes, as well as predictable inflation. However, almost all indicators laid in the documents failed to materialize. At first, they were disrupted by the crisis of 2008–2009 and the crisis of 2014–2015, while later, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alexei Vedev, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute told the Izvestia daily why the agency in question developed unrealistic forecasts.

Alexander Deryugin: “Moscow Budget Deficit Will Not Be as Huge as Laid Down in the Document”

26 november 2021

The “Davydov.Index” cites the views of Alexander Deryugin, Associate Researcher of the Budget Policy Department, Gaidar Institute, on the 2022-2024 Moscow City Budget approved by the Moscow City Duma.

Natalia Kornienko: “Outputs of research into current changes on the tobacco products market should facilitate fine tuning of the government excise policy

25 november 2021

Bulletin No11, 2021 of the RF Accounts Chamber presents an expert opinion of Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Fiscal Policy Development Department, Gaidar Institute in the light of release of the RF Accounts Chamber’s report on the outputs of “The Analysis of Levying and Collecting Excises on Tobacco Products, Tobacco (Tobacco Goods), Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Nicotine-Containing Liquids and Determination of the Effect of the Existing Excises Collection System and Other Factors on the Development of the Tobacco Industry in the Russian Federation in 2016–2020 and from Year 2021 to Date”, a think-tank analysis.

Natalia Kornienko on Growth Drivers of Illegal Trade in Tobacco Products in Russia

25 november 2021

Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Fiscal System Development Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Profil magazine on growth drivers of illegal trade in tobacco products in Russia.

Vera Barinova: “New Tax Regime is Aimed at Developing the Microbusiness”

22 november 2021

In 2022, Russia will start an experiment with the automated system of taxation (AST). Vera Barinova, Head of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute told the Izvestia daily, how the new taxation system was going to influence the development of the microbusiness in Russia.


15 october 2021

The natural population decline in Russia has reached a million people over the past 12 months, which is an all-time high in the history of this country, reports. Senior researcher at the Center for Political Economy and Regional Development of the Gaidar Institute Konstantin Kazenin noted the high mortality rate among elderly citizens.


13 october 2021

Increasing demand and rising prices in the world food market have been observed for several years already, and the Russian government has implemented, as of now, a package designed to protect the domestic market from global food inflation. In an interview with Izvestia, head of the Gaidar Institute’s International Trade Department Alexander Knobel expressed his confidence that the measures launched at the government level would make it possible to reduce the impact of the unfavorable global food market situation, since they have already proved to be effective.


07 october 2021

On October 4, Igor Efremov, researcher at the Gaidar Institute’s International Research Department of Political Demography and Macrodynamics, took part in a live discussion with Prav!Da radio program that focused on migration issues. The discussion participants spoke on the air about its effect on the economy, and whether labor migrants are really needed in view of growing unemployment.