A special edition of Izvestia SPbGEU based on the outcomes of public discussions that took
place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 has been compiled
with the support of the Roscongress Foundation. The volume is largely devoted to
scientific articles offering a summary and theoretical interpretation of the
outcomes of discussions that took place at the St. Petersburg International Economic
Forum in 2019. Issues at the focus of discussions included the development of
human capital, energy, the digital economy, legal support, the investment
climate, technology, and developing the tourism sector.
The publication opens with a message to readers from Adviser
to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the St.
Petersburg International Economic Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov and
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation
«We believe that the articles presented in this
journal will generate significant interest and come to serve as the basis for
fruitful discussions, providing an intellectual stimulus for the successful
future development of the Russian Federation and helping to popularize the St.
Petersburg International Economic Forum within the Russian and international
scientific community,» writes Adviser to the President of the Russian
Federation and Executive Secretary of the St. Petersburg International Economic
Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov.
Specialists from the fields of economics, international cooperation,
regional development, and the digital economy and representing institutions
such as the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow
State University, and the Institute for Regional Economic Studies at the
Russian Academy of Sciences helped to compile the collection of analytical materials.
Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor and Rector of
the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics Igor Maksimtsev served as
editor-in-chief of the collection.
«SPIEF is an event
with a global reach. Each year at the Forum, the Saint Petersburg State
University of Economics holds business discussions in the area of humanitarian
and educational cooperation. We are moving forward and looking to the future,
while actively accumulating the knowledge that is most sought-after today. Over
50 experts from our university were working at the Forum, and we are grateful
to the organizers for the trust they have placed in us. I am certain that this
special edition of Izvestia, which contains numerous expert findings, will
strengthen the research potential of the Forum and push its agenda forward,»
said Igor Maksimtsev, Rector of the Saint Petersburg State University of
It should be noted that the Roscongress Foundation is
working actively to develop cooperation with representatives of the expert community.
Expert groups made up of staff from leading Russian and international
universities and research institutes, trusted credit rating agencies and
consulting firms prepare studies and analytical reports on the business agendas
of key Forum events, which are published on the ROSCONGRESS.ORG Information and
The materials cover a wide range of themes: economics,
politics, the social sphere, international cooperation, regional development,
finance, and the digital economy.