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In 2021 the Leontief Centre is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark this anniversary the XX Annual Conference of the cycle “Leontief Readings” is organised. The topic of the conference is Regional Economic Development and Regional Policies.
The Leontief Readings will take place between September 10-11, 2021 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Conference events are planned to be held in a hybrid format.
The conference will be attended by leading experts on regional political, economic and social problems in Russia. The attendees will discuss a wide range of issues, including:
- strategic problems of regional development;
- structural changes in the regions;
- comparative analysis of the socio-economic situation of the regions;
- institutional changes and reforms in the regions;
- regions and problems of spatial development.
About the Leontief Centre and the anniversary celebrations
The International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre” was established in 1991 as a joint initiative of St. Petersburg-born well-known economist and Nobel Prize Winner Wassily Leontief and the Mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly Sobchak, in order to implement expert support for transition reforms in Russia, providing advisory and methodological assistance to regional and local authorities in promoting socio-economic development programmes and effective mechanisms for strategic management.
The new research centre was mainly focused on coordinating all-Russian and regional research on the transition economy to attract investment. Later on, the topics and scope of the Centre’s activity have been changing in response to economic and social development priorities of the country and regions. Currently the Leontief Centre is an independent research and consulting organization.
The mission of the Leontief Centre is to promote the best quality standards of socio-economic studies and consulting services that foster professional growth of public management in Russian cities and regions.
In 2021, the Leontief Centre is celebrating its 30 year anniversary: a long way has been covered, many undertakings have been implemented, and a lot has been achieved.