Russia Direct asked prominent economists about what challenges the year ahead holds for the Russian and global economy.

Video by Vladimir Stakheev

The annual Gaidar Forum 2016 was held last week in Moscow. Traditionally hosted by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy and the Yegor Gaidar Foundation, this year the topic of the conference was “Russia and the World: Looking To the Future.” As in prior years, the forum gathered together prominent scholars, experts and practitioners, making the event an outstanding platform for insightful discussions.

On the sidelines of the Forum, Russia Direct talked to prominent international and Russian economists and asked them about the most important challenges 2016 holds for the Russian and global economy.

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This RD Insight features:

- David Tarr, Consultant and Economist, World Bank

- Oleg Buklemishev, Director of Economic Policy Research Center at Moscow State University   

- Sergey Drobyshevsky, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Scientific Director at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy