Russia's Gref On Reforms: Current Situation, Next Steps

Publication date
Wednesday, 21.08.2002

Niclas Sundstrom

Citigroup/Schroder Salomon Smith Barney

This winter it will be three years ago since the then soon-to-be President Putin created the special economic reform institute Centre for Strategic Studies - Tsentr strategicheskikh razrabotok - and appointed the young German Gref as its head, tasked with working out a comprehensive macroeconomic, structural and institutional reform program. Gref went on to become essentially the main symbolic standard bearer of the latest "generation" of Russian liberal reformers, and in his capacity as Minister for Economic Development and Trade oversees a large part of Russia's reform agenda.


Niclas Sundstrom,
Analyst of Citigroup/Schroder Salomon Smith Barney
Economic and Market Analysis, London

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