News

27.04.2017 

“The EU and BRICS in the International Trade System” – the name of the round-table discussion held at the Faculty of Economics of Saint Petersburg State University on the 21st of April, 2017 within the framework of the International Economic Symposium, where by Russian and foreign experts discussed contemporary challenges in the economic development of the EU and BRICS. More information...

More information in the presentations of key speakers of the round table: 

31.03.2017

On April 19 at 18.30 Prof. Miroslav Jovanovic from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) will deliver the public lecture on “Where does the EU go from here?” at the Faculty of Economics, SPBU (room 415).

17.03.2017

Trainee researcher of the World Economy Department, PRIMO Fellow Martin Pioch did research trips to the WTO, Geneva, and Russian think-tanks in Moscow. More information… 

25.01.2017

Secondment at World Economy Department by Ali Lantukh, ESR Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. More information...

09.12.2016

On Friday 2nd December 2016, St Petersburg State University hosted a round table on “Prospects for Russian-Latin American Economic Cooperation in Contemporary Geopolitical Conditions”. More information...

29.11.2016

On December 2, 2016 we invite you to participate in the round table “Prospects for Russian-Latin American Economic Cooperation in Contemporary Geopolitical Conditions” which will take place in the Auditorium of the Saint-Petersburg State University (Faculty of Economics, 21 Tavricheskaya Str.). More information...

28.11.2016

The SPSU team of students-economists takes the 2nd prize at the international WTO-2016 model. More information...

18.11.2016


The news about the international conference ‘Evolution of International Trading System: Prospects and Challenges-2016’ held by the World Economy Department are available on the UNCTAD’s site. The expert from the UNCTAD Division on Investment and Enterprise Kalman Kalotay presented his report at the plenary session. He was also a co-moderator of the session “Foreign Direct Investments And Multinational Enterprises”. More information…

17.11.2016

New book on foreign investment to/from Russia published by Routledge. Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, Head of the WOrld Economy Department, is one of the editors of the book "The Russian Economy and Foreign Direct Investment". Several chapters of the book were written by the World Economy Department staff: Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, Dr. Olga Trofimenko, Prof. Elena Efimova, Dr. Alexandra Koval, Dr. Sherov-Ignatev. The book is available by following link:

https://www.routledge.com/The-Russian-Economy-and-Foreign-Direct-Investment/Liuhto-Sutyrin-Blanchard/p/book/9781138121263 

14.07.2016 

PRIMO Fellow from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) has just terminated her 3-months secondment at the World Economy Department, St. Petersburg State University. More information… 

08.06.2016

Miklos Lazar, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, has undertaken an academic secondment at St. Petersburg State University.

16.05.2016

On May 21, 2016, we invite you to participate in the Open Discussion “Challenges for the Cooperation Development in the Post-Soviet Space”, which will be organized under the Marie curie program "Power and Region in a Multipolar Order» (PRIMO). 
The key speakers at the discussion:
•Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti, PRIMO Fellow at the Middle East Technical University and visiting researcher at St. Petersburg State University, with the presentation on "Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union: boosting its influence in Armenia?” and
•Jovid Z. Ikromov, Senior researcher at the Center for Strategic Research under the President of Tajikistan, with the report on “The impact of international labor migration from Central Asia on social and economic development of Russia”.
After the presentations will be a discussion with all participants. The working language is English. The time of the event is 10.00-11.00 a.m. The discussion will take place at St. Petersburg State University, 62 Chaikovskogo str., room 421.

25.04.2016

Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, Dr. Alexandra Koval, and Martin Pioch participated at the Primo panel at the International Studies Association 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, USA, in March. More informaion...

19.06.2015

On June 1-5, 2015 Dr. Alexandra Koval and Martin Pioch, PRIMO Researcher at St. Petersburg State University, participated in the PRIMO Conceptual Workshop at the Fudan University. At the workshop, Martin Pioch presented his research progress. The presentation of Martin's research is available here...

07.05.2015

PRIMO Methods Training Workshop was successfully organized in St. Petersburg State University. More information is available on PRIMO website...  

16.04.2015

Prof. Jun Zhang, Director of the Institute of Economics and China Center for Economic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China will hold a public lecture on ‘THE LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH IN CHINA: POLICY/INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS PERSPECTIVE’ on April 22, 2015 (16.00-17.30) at the Faculty of Economics, SPbU (Chaikovskogo st., 62, room 415). The lecture is organized in the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme «Power and Region in a Multipolar Order» (PRIMO). The working language is English.

Prof. Kappel Robert, Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany will hold a public lecture on ‘THE ECONOMICS OF RISING POWERS’ on April 23, 2015 (13.00-14.30) at the Faculty of Economics, SPbU (Tavricheskaya st., 21, room 93). The lecture is organized in the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme «Power and Region in a Multipolar Order» (PRIMO). The working language is English.

15.04.2015

On April 20-24, 2015, Department of World Economy, Faculty of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, in the framework of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme "Power and Region in a Multipolar Order” (PRIMO) will organize the Methods Training Workshop: ‘The role of quantitative data in qualitative research on PRIMO’. The PRIMO programme unites universities from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the UK, as well as non-academic institutions and develops innovative research training in the field of International Relations, in particular with respect to the growing importance of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) in international politics and the global economy. The workshop programme…

14.01.2015

Vi core Nepalese member, Mid-western University, is accepting applications for its two-year Master's in International Cooperation and Development (MICD), a programme aimed at training competent practitioners with specialized knowledge and effective tools to lead and manage international cooperation projects.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, full competence in English and basic computer skills. Some scholarships may be available for deserving students, particularly from the Mid-western University region.
Deadline for applications is January 16.
For more information, contact
micd@outlook.com 

12.01.2015

On April, 25, 2015 the World Economy Department will held the PRIMO conference sesson on "Emerging powers in the global economy: quantitative and qualitative approaches" at the International Economic Symposium. More information...

25.12.2014

On December 10th the videoconference devoted to the presentation of the UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2014 was held at the Faculty of Economics, St. Petersburg State University.
The report itself is dedicated to investing in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Kalman Kalotay, one of the leading experts on foreign direct investments (FDI) (Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), Geneva) described in his speech the main trends in global and regional investments, the key issues of investment policy and the Action Plan for promoting private sector contributions.

The audience consisted of professors and students of Saint-Petersburg State University (Faculty of Economics, School of International Relations), as well as Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and the Northwest institute of management. After the presentation, participants asked many questions concerning key challenges and trends in FDI flows.

The mentioned report is freely available by following link - http://unctad.org/en/pages/publicationwebflyer.aspx?publicationid=937 , and the brief overview in Russian:
http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/wir2014_overview_ru.pdf

24.11.2014

The Faculty of Economics, SPbU, has launched research activities under the international Marie Curie program "Power and Region in a Multipolar Order» (PRIMO). As a result of competitive selection, Martin Pioh, a German citizen, will conduct research at the Department of World Economy on the project: "Emerging powers in the IMF and the WTO: group hegemony, multilateral cooperation or Westphalian reassertion" under the supervision of Prof. Sergei Sutyrin. From October, 15, 2014, Martin Pioch has been employed as trainee researcher at SPbU. The research will result in publications and defense of the PhD thesis in English at Saint Petersburg State University. More information…

19.05.2014

On May 29 the School of Economics of the St.Petersburg State University is pleased to invite you to a lecture by one of the leading US political analysts Andrew Tabler on The Syrian Conflict and the Road Ahead. For more information...

11.11.2013 

International conference "Evolution of international trading system: prospects and challenges" held on  SPBU faculty of Economics. For more information...

16.07.2013

On July 11-12, 2013 the head of " WTO chair programme", the head of the Department of  World Economy Prof. S. Sutyrin and coordinator of "WTO Chair programme”, Associate Prof. O.Trofimenko took part in the 4th annual conference "WTO Chairs" (Geneva, Switzerland). Director General of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy noted the significant contribution of the WTO Chairs in the development of scientific, educational and outreach activities. In the context of the scientific part of the conference S.Sutyrin presented the report: "Foreign Trade of Russia: Challenges for the formation of national policy." 

12.07.2013

On the 4th of June,  2013 the round table on the topic "Problems of industrial organizations in St. Petersburg in the conditions of Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization and their solutions", organized by St. Petersburg Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovation of was held  in Leningrad conference hall of the hotel  "Moscow". Associate Professors Koval A.G. and Trofimenko O.U. opened the event with a presentation "Russia's WTO Accession: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects". 

20.05.2013

Students of the St. Petersburg State University participated in a study tour to the international organizations in Geneva. For more information... 

20.02.2013

The World Economy Department with the support of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK, the Northern-West Regional European’s Business Committee Association and Saint-Petersburg International Business Association offers you to visit the seminar “Russia’s commitments after the WTO accession: impact on Russian economy”, which will be held on the 21st of February at the Faculty of Economics. 

20.02.2013

On the 5th of February 2013, Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, WTO Chair holder in St Petersburg State University, outlined the forthcoming challenges and opportunities offered to the banking and business sectors by Russia’s recent WTO accession in his keynote speech at the 6th Annual Russia & Eurasia Trade & Export Finance Conference. For more information… 

11.01.2013

The Head of the World Economy Department , Prof. Sergei Sutyrin was awarded by the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, 2nd grade, the Russian Federation.  

28.12.2012

The World Economy Department with the support of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK, held seminars on “Russia’s commitments  after the WTO accession: effects for Russian economy” for representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises and the staff of the Northern-West Customs administration. 

27.12.2012

On December 22, 2012, the session of “Youth Strategy-2020” on subject “Russian foreign economic policy” took place at the Economic Faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University. The students of MGIMO (Moscow), High School of Economics (Moscow) and Saint-Petersburg State University took part in discussions. Such issues were discussed as Russian foreign economic strategy in terms of accession to the WTO, investment potential of Russia, trade and economic relations of Russia and Ukraine, Poland, Germany and other countries of the EU, dynamics of BRICS development and prospects for Russia.

16.12.2012

In November 2012, Dr. Zoya Podoba visited the High School of Business, Osaka City University (Japan). 

15.12.2012

In December 2012, the 4-year students visited a plant of the company group “DANONE-UNIMILK”.

13.12.2012 

On November 29, the 3rd year students of the World Economy Department visited a car assembly of General Motors Company in St. Petersburg. During this visit, the students got to know processes of assemblage, welding and painting as well as discussed the plant’s role in Saint-Petersburg economy with representatives of the company. The visit was organized by Associate Professor Alexandra Koval and Assistant Professor Elena Kuznetsova.

11.12.2012

On November 26-28, students of the Master programme “International Trading System” participated in the contest “WTO model” organized by the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation in Moscow. The WTO Model is a Russian analogue of an international WTO law contest, conducted on a regular basis in Geneva under the auspices of European Law Students Association (ELSA).
There were 29 teams from Russia and the CIS participating, each containing 2-4 members and being supervised by their supervisors. The team of St. Petersburg State University was presented by Alekseeva Olga, Golovacheva Ksenia, Mekhedov Sergei and Khaeva Elena, and supervised by Dr. Olga Y. Trofimenko.
Our team reached the semi-finals and was awarded informally with the official sponsors’ prizes and a Certificate from experts confirming our team being among the best of the WTO Model 2012 contest. Congratulations!

04.12.2012

On November 29-30, the Head of World Economy Department and the WTO Chair Holder in St. Petersburg State University Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, Associate Professor Dr. Olga Trofimenko and Senior Lecturer Dr. Maryana Gubina took part in the 2nd International partnering-forum "Life Sciences Invest. Partnering Russia”. During the panel discussion on “Russia’s accession to the WTO”, the representatives of our department made their presentations about prospects of pharmaceutical industry development.

03.12.2012

Head of the World Economy Department and the WTO Chair Holder, Prof. Sergey Sutyrin gave an interview for "The Voice of Russia. American Edition" on the first 100 days of Russia's membership in the WTO. More information...

01.12.2012

In November 2012, Dr. Sherov-Ignatiev delivered lectures in Fudan University (Shaghai, China) on “Regional integration: theory and practice”. 

30.11.2012

On November 19-23, the staff of the World Economy Department and the WTO Chair in St. Petersburg State University delivered a training course on “Working within the WTO” for the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg Government.
During the seminar, several issues were discussed: main principles, functions and the structure of the WTO agreements, regulation of trade in goods and services, anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards measures practice, Chinese and Ukrainian experience in the WTO and prospects of Russia’s participation in the WTO for St. Petersburg economy. This training course was held by  Prof. Sergei Sutyrin, Dr. Olga Trofimenko, Dr. Nikita Lisitsyn, Dr. Alexandra Koval, Dr. Vadim Kapustkin and Dr. Ludmila Popova. 

30.11.2012

On November 28, 2012, Dr. Sherov-Ignatiev took part in the TV-programme “Eastern express” on topic “APEC and Russia” on the channel VOT (“Your public television”). 

27.11.2012

 

Head of the World Economy Department and the WTO Chair Holder Prof.  Sergey  Sutyrin took part in the 12th Saint-Petersburg symposium for young researchers “Globalization: pro&contra”, which was held on November 23, 2012, at Saint-Petersburg State Economic University by support of Russian Ministry of Education and Science. Prof. Sutyrin presented the report “Russia and WTO: problems and prospects”.

 

26.11.2012

 

On the 18th of November, the representatives of the World Economy Department Olga Trofimenko and Konstantin Leshenko held the seminar on WTO issues for young employees of the agricultural sector. The seminar was organized by the Committee on the Youth Policy of the Leningradskaya oblast.

26.11.2012

 

On the 15th of November, Prof. Nikita Lomagin took part in the conference «Prosperity Fund Networking Event Maximising Sustainability», which was held in the Residence of the Ambassador of Great Britain in Russia. Prof. Nikita Lomagin made the report about the project financed by Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK: «Russia and the WTO: Making the Most of Accession».

 

23.11.2012

 

On October 25, Professor of the World Economy Department Nikita Lomagin took part in the meeting of Presidiums of the Public Organization and Regional Employer’s Association “St. Petersburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs”, where he made a report about the experience in training of specialists in the field of the international trading system.

 

23.11.2012

 

The staff of the World Economy Department continues to carry out investigations about Russian positions in the Arctic. Prof. Lomagin took part in the several conferences concerning this issue. On the 23-28th of August, he participated in the conference of the Parliament Center of South Korea with the report on “Russian policy in the Arctic and prospects of Northern sea route commercialization”. On the 9-11th of September, Prof. Lomagin took part in the international conference held by Latvian Association of Northern-Atlantic Collaboration with the presentation “Russian strategy in the Arctic”.

 

20.11.2012

 

On November 11-18, 2012, Dr. Alexandra Koval visited the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany. During this visit, she discussed the prospects of further joint research with Professor of the Marketing Department, Kerstin Pezoldt. Dr. Koval also delivered a lecture for German students on “International Marketing in „Transformation Economies?: Latin America in the Light of Left-Driving Policy”. The Department of World Economy has been collaborating with the mentioned German partner for a long time. Thus, on October 10, 2012, the Technical University of Ilmenau held an international conference “Quality of interactions in technological transfer”, where our joint research project were presented… 

 

16.11.2012

On November 14-15, 2012, Dr. Sherov-Ignatiev took part in the regional conference “Influence of Russian accession to the WTO on Central Asia”, Academy of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with the report on the plenary  session: “Russia with the WTO and Customs Union”. 

12.11.2012

 

The World Economy Department of St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) participating in the WTO Chair programme has been developing research and educational cooperation with the WTO/Regional Integration Chair of the University of Barcelona, Spain. In its framework, a new discipline on “Legal Aspects of International Economic Relations and Regional Integration” was incorporated in the SPSU Master programme “International Trading System”. This course was developed by the support of the Head of MA programme “International Economic Law and Policy”, University of Barcelona, Prof. Ramon Torrent. Master students of the World Economy Department successfully completing the course receive the Certificate from the University of Barcelona.  

12.11.2012

On November 3 , Head of the WTO/Regional Integration Chair, University of Barcelona, Spain, Prof. Ramon Torrent delivered a lecture on "Building International Economic Relations through Legal Instruments: A comparative and innovative perspective" for Master and Ph.D. students of the World Economy Department. 

05.11.2012

Dr. Vadim Kapustkin took part in the conference "Russia's Accession to the WTO - Prospects and Opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Astrakhan Oblast" (September 27, Astrakhan). The Ministry of Economic Development of the Astrakhan Oblast highly appreciated his presentation and participation.

08.10.2012

 

The team of the World Economy Department led by Professor Sergey Sutyrin has done the research for International Trade Center (ITC) on “Russia’s accession to the WTO: Major Commitments, Possible Implications”. ITC’s mission is to enable small business export support in developing and transition-economy countries. The analysis carried out by the World Economy Department allows estimating the consequences of Russia’s membership in the WTO including prospects for the Customs Union of Russia, Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan.

 

21.09.2012

 

On September 10-11, Alexandra Koval and Olga Trofimenko, Associate Professors of World Economy Department, delivered a webinar (on-line course) “Protection of commercial interests in terms of WTO” for representatives of Russian business. The entrepreneurs from Moscow, Kazan, Stavropol, Chelyabinsk and other cities of Russia took part in the webinar. It was accompanied by numerous questions and got an excellent mark from the audience.

 

12.09.2012

 

The Associate Professors of World Economy Department Koval A., Popova L., Sherov-Ignatiev V. took part in the 3rd International Congress “Latin America: Civilization Processes and Crisis of Modern Capitalism”, which was held by the State University of Rio-de-Janeiro. Their reports on the round table “The prospects of relations between Russia and Brazil” encouraged vivid discussions among the participants of the congress. 

 

04.09.2012

 

In July 2012, Zoya Podoba, Senior Lecturer of the World Economy Department took part in the 24th regional course for countries with transition economies, which was organized by the UNCTAD. The participants were representatives of Russia, Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other countries. The program included the following modules: 1) Trade, financial flows, macroeconomic policy and economic development in terms of globalization, 2) FDI and development of entrepreneurship, etc.

28.08.2012

 

In June 2012, Zoya Podoba, Senior Lecturer of the World Economy Department visited the Faculty of International Business and Economy, State University of Vietnam, within the framework of interuniversity exchange program. The goals of her visit were scientific research and establishment of more close contacts with partner-university.

20.07.2012

 

On June 21, the ceremony of winner’s awarding of Russian contest “The best Economic Chair 2011” was held. The contest was organized by Free Economic Society of the Russian Federation and International Academy of Management. The World Economy Department of St. Petersburg State University became the winner in the nomination “Foreign-economic activity”.

  

12.07.2012

 

On July, 11, 2012, Prof. Sergei Sutyrin gave an interview for the “Voice of Russia in London” concerning Russia’s accession to the WTO.  For the interview, please, click here…

  

10.07.2012

On July, 2-7, the International Summer Session 2012 was organized in Shanghai by the Fudan University. The participants were trained during 5 weeks in English and Chinese. They had an opportunity to choose 2 subjects from 14 proposed (for example “Financial markets in China”, “History of modern Chinese diplomacy”, “Chinese culture and business practice” and others). The department’s alumni, Dr. V.N. Kovalenko, took part in this event and successfully passed exams. 

09.07.2012

 

On June, 25-26, the WTO Chair annual conference took place in Geneva. 15 WTO Chairs presented their achievements. The WTO Chair in St. Petersburg State University is the only WTO Chair in Russia and the CIS.
Director-General Pascal Lamy said welcoming remarks on the role of the WTO university chairs as trade-reference points. During sessions the WTO Chairs discussed their research, curriculum development and outreach activities. The WTO Chair holder, Head of the World Economy Department, Prof. Sergei Sutyrin delivered the special research presentation on
“Economic Sanctions against IRI: Goals, Results, and Prospects”. More information and audio on the WTO site…

06.07.2012

 

The competition for the best translation into Russian of the course ‘Legal aspects of international economic relations and regional integration’ was held among Master students by the World Economy Department and the WTO/Regional Integration Chair at the University of Barcelona, Spain.  According to the decision of the Organizing Committee, we are glad to announce the winners: Chechushkina Daria and Svechnikova Victoria, 1st and 2nd year students of the MA programme ‘International Trading System’. The winners will be awarded one-month study in the University of Barcelona at the MA programme “International Economic Law and Policy”.

05.07.2012

 

The professors of the World Economy Department, Vadim Kapustkin and Vladimir Sherov, presented their reports on the WTO issues during the 5th Cheboksary Economic Forum “Time for Strategic Innovations”. The holders and participants of the Forum evaluated their presentations very high and sent the letter of thanks to the St. Petersburg State University.  

 

04.07.2012

 

““The WTO case” in the Constitutional Court” – the topic of an interview (in Russian) on the radio ‘Echo of Moscow’ in St. Petersburg with participation of experts of the World Economy Department: Dr. Vadim Kapustkin and Dr. Vladimir Sherov. Download the interview here…

03.07.2012

 

The World Economy Department of St. Petersburg State University became the “Best Economic Department – 2011” in the nomination “Foreign economic activity” by the Free Economic Society of Russia. The goal of this competition is to indicate the best economic departments that facilitate the development of economic education in Russia at the international level and the improvement of educational and research activities in the institutions of higher education. The jury included well-known scientists, state and public figures, representatives of business society. The ceremony of awarding was held on June, 21, 2012 in Moscow. 

 

02.07.2012

 

More information about the Master students practice in international organizations located in Geneva on the site of the UNCTAD Virtual Institute… 

 

15.06.2012

 

The WTO Chair holder, Head of the World Economy Department, Prof. Sergey Sutyrin took part in the 2nd international forum “Food industry is the priority sector of Russian economy” (St. Petersburg, June, 6-8), where he presented the report on “Adaptation of Russian enterprises to the terms of membership in the WTO”. 

 

05.06.2012

See on-line publication of the International conference proceedings ‘Economic theory and commercial performance: global challenges’ here …

04.06.2012

 

On May, 31 - June, 1, professors of the World Economy Department O. Trofimenko and A. Koval delivered the online course “The protection of commercial interests in the WTO” provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for the businessmen of Russian regions.

  

25.05.2012

 

On May, 10, the 1st year bachelors with their supervising professor Z. Podoba visited the plant Coca-Cola Hellenic, where they knew the company’s history and the process of production.

23.05.2012

On May, 21-22, the World Economy Department – WTO Chair at St. Petersburg State University held the seminars on “The adaptation of small- and medium-scale enterprises of Leningrad oblast for working in the conditions of Russia’s membership in the WTO” at Leningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

22.05.2012

On May, 15-17, the World Economy Department – WTO Chair at St. Petersburg State University delivered a training course on “Working within the WTO” for official representatives of Tatarstan Republic. The professors: S. Sutyrin, O. Trofimenko, V. Kapustkin, N. Lisitsyn, and A. Koval examined challenges and prospects of Russia’s participation in WTO with the staff of different departments and ministries of Tatarstan Republic.  

21.05.2012

On April, 9-13, in the framework of the “WTO Chair” programme, professors of the World Economy Department held a training seminar on “The main aspects of Russia’s accession to the WTO” for the staff of the Committee of economic development, industrial policy and trade in Saint-Petersburg. 

10.04.2012

The Ph.D. student of the World Economy Department has received the financial support by the DAAD and St. Petersburg State University for doing her research at the Faculty of Economics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, in October, 2012 – March, 2013.  

10.04.2012

On the 30th of March, the 4th year students of the World Economy Department participated in the company visit to the JS “North Western Shipping Company”. The visit was organized by professors of the Department and their alumni working in this company. 

10.04.2012 

On February, 22, on the basis of the World Economy Department, was launched the Semester Program for foreign students «Russia in Global Political and Economic Arena». This year are offered two core disciplines to the audience: “Russian in the Global Economy” and «Central issues of Russian Foreign Policy» as well as several elective courses, for example: «Innovations and high-tech in Russia», «Energy Security and Russian Politics», and «Financial Markets in Russia». The lectures are held by leading Russian professors in economics and Russian foreign policy: Prof. Sutyrin, Prof. Lomagin, Prof. Valdaitsev and others. Among the audience are students from Poland, the Republic of Korea, the Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania, and Latvia.

10.04.2012 

The International Law Company - DLA Piper Rus Limited (St. Petersburg Branch Office) has highly appreciated the seminar organized by the WTO Chair of the St. Petersburg State University. Prof. Lomagin held the presentation on ‘Russia’s accession to the WTO: Expected Impact on Russian and International markets’.

09.04.2012

On March, 12, 2012, Dr. Trofimenko conducted a special seminar on ‘Russia’s accession to the WTO: Problems and Prospects’ at the Lipetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  

07.04.2012 

On April, 10, 2012 (18.30-21.20, T58), Antoine Bouet, Professor of Economics, University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France, will deliver the lecture for Master students on ‘Evaluating the impact of trade liberalization on poverty with CGE/Micro-Simulation: a review of literature and an illustration with MIRAGE_HH (MIRAGE-Households)’.

06.04.2012

On the 5th of April, Prof. Lomagin took part in the round table of Baltinfo: “Can Russia survive in the modern world without reforms: what and how should be changed in Russia?” 

03.04.2012

Prof. Nikita Lomagin presented the report on “Ecological Issues in the WTO: potential threats for Russian economy” at the 3rd International Forum “Saint Petersburg — the Sea Capital of Russia: Ecological issues” (March, 30, 2012). 

11.01.2012

On the 21st of December the 4th year students visited the subsidiary of UNIMILK ‘Milk enterprise ‘Petmol”. UNIMILK is the leading producer of milk products and baby food in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. 

29.12.2011

As Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization nears, and regionalization efforts intensify, Alexandra Koval, Senior Lecturer at St. Petersburg State University (SPSU), looked at the phenomenon of forum shopping for dispute settlement during her Vi fellowship, December 5-16. Read more... 

20.12.2011

On the 14th of December, professors and students of the World Economy Department took part in the conference “APEC – 2012: Opportunities and Prospects”. In one of the conference panels Dr. Ludmila Popova presented a report “Direct Investments of China in Russian economy”.  

22.11.2011

On the 14th of November, the 3rd year students of the World Economy Department visited the automobile plant ‘Nissan’. The presentation of the NISSAN strategy in Russia was followed by discussions. Then the students visited workshops and saw the whole cycle of car production.

15.11.2011

On the 9th of November, the students of the 4th course visited the company ‘Silovye mashiny – LMZ’. LMZ is the biggest power machine-building enterprise in Russia, which carries out designing, manufacturing and after-sales service of steam, hydraulic and gas turbines of different power. The students visited 3 workshops and the museum of the plant.

21.10.2011

The student of the Master Program ‘International Trading System’, Ekaterina Efanova, participated in the Summer Academy of World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland. The program duration was 5 weeks. First two weeks were dedicated to international investment agreements. The third module examined the WTO rules. The fourth module focused on environmental problems and their impact on trade. On the final week the students examined the questions of political economy in trade. After the graduation of the program all participants got certificates and disks with studying materials.

14.10.2011 

Two students of the World Economy Department, Angelika Ivanova and Pavel Potapov, did their scientific internship at the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, in September, 2011. They did the research on international marketing under the supervision of Prof. Kerstin Pezoldt.

26.07.2011 

In October, 13-14, 2011, the Economic Faculty, St. Petersburg State University, organises the International Conference 'Economic theory and commercial performance: global challenges', which is being held in honor of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Professor Sergei Tjulpanov. More information...

04.07.2011

 In May, 2011, students of the World Economy Department visited companies and business organisations in Germany. More details...

24.06.2011

On the 23 of July was held the presentation of President of the European Association for Social Latin American Studies, Director of the Institute of Iberoamerica, University of Salamanca (Spain), Professor Miguel Carrera Troyano. The focus of the presentation was on problems of MERCOSUR development. This event was held under the WTO Chair.

22.06.2011

On the 21 of June, professor Sergey Sutyrin participated in the second WTO Chairs Annual Conference in Geneva. WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said that: «By providing financial support to universities to undertake research, teaching, curriculum development and outreach activities, we seek to fortify capacities and efforts aimed, ultimately, at strengthening the ability of governments to identify, articulate, promote and defend their trade policy interests».

21.06.2011

Professor Lomagin N.A. participated in the TV show "Open Studio" on the 5th channel on the subject: "Nobody is forgotten?" in Russian. You can watch this show here...

16.06.2011

Dr. Ludmila Popova participated in the TV show "Mirror" on "100 channel". You can watch this video here...

09.06.2011

Dr. Olga Trofimenko and Dr. Viktor Lukashevich gave an interview on the radio "Echo Moscow" in St. Petersburg on "the WTO Chair". You can listen to this interview in Russian here...

07.06.2011

Dr. Olga Trofimenko gave an interview for the "First Internet- TV" on the topic of "The price will grow and won't go back". You can listen to this interview in Russian here...

Prof. Alexander Pogorletsky gave an interview for the "First Internet- TV" on the topic of "Can Greece bring down the economies of Europe?" You can listen to the interview in Russian here... 

06.06.2011

A student of the World Economy Department, Anastasia Emelianova participated in the university competition of international programs in 2010-2011 and she spent her ninth semester at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

01.06.2011

A Ph. D. student, Shishkina Olga shares with us her experience of Erasmuc Mundus Action 2 programme.

"I have known about the program Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - Triple from the web-site of St. Petersburg State University. This program is a project funded by the European Union and provides the opportunity for students, graduate students, doctoral students and staff of the Russian higher schools to undergo training at European partner universities. For applying the graduate students had to choose three high school from the list of universities - participants (my choice was based on the availability of training programs in English), to obtain prior Admission letter (stating consent to become a teacher supervisor for the period of probation), and send documents to the University of Turku who is the coordinator of the program. I would also like to say that all this must be done in advance - in my case was to accept applications until the end of August 2010 and the beginning - February 2011. 

Under this program, I came to the University of Leuven (Belgium), the Faculty of Business and Economics. My Professor Swinnen is the head of the Center for the Study of developing and transition economies, which gave me the opportunity to use materials and library of the Center for writing a thesis (the subject of my thesis is related to the BRIC countries). In general, it should be noted that the University of Leuven, there are ample opportunities for research in various fields of economics, graduate students can choose sessions to attend from a fairly wide range of courses, participate in seminars, in which are the visiting professors, and submit the results of its work at international conferences." - said Olga.

20.05.2011

Professor Sergey Sutyrin expressed his opinion for the ‘First news' on the topic of "Russia can play its role in choosing the head of the IMF". You can read more hear in Russian...

04.05.2011

The Journal of the Technical University of Ilmenau (Germany) published an article about the project conducted jointly with the Department of World Economy, St. Petersburg State University. In the project participated Dr. Alexandra Koval. You can read article on pages 36-37 of the journal....

03.05.2011

From April, 1, 2011 the Department of World Economy has started a research project entitled: "External factors of Russian entrepreneurship in the competitive global environment"

01.05.2011

The conference "COMPETITION AS A FACTOR OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT" was held at the Economic Faculty of St Petersburg StateUniversity on 22 of April 2011. The Department of World Economy led asection "International Competition: Specifity, Strategies,Facilitating Mechanism".  More information...

20.04.2011

On April, 18, 2011 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation awarded Prof. Nikita A. Lomagin for many years of fruitful work in the development and improvement of the educational process, a significant contribution to training of highly skilled specialists.

19.04.2011

Prof. Nikita A. Lomagin was invited by Friedrich Ebert Foundation to Riga to held a lecture on the activities of the NKVD in Leningrad in 1939-1945.

15.04.2011

On April, 1-12, 2011 students of the MA programme ‘International Trading System' participated in the study tour held by the UNCTAD on trade and trade-related issues in international organizations based in Geneva and also visited Trade Mission of the Russian Federation and World Trade Institute in Bern. More information...

09.04.2011

On April, 7-8, 2011, Dr. Alexandra Koval participated in the international symposium "BRICs: emerging potential of Brazil", which took place at the University of Salamanca (Spain), with a report on "Russia and Brazil in the international trading system: contemporary perspectives". More information about the symposium can be found here ... 

06.04.2011

The Russian news agency ‘ROSBALT’ published interviews on "Restrictions on food imports from Japan” with Prof. Sutyrin (in Russian).

02.04.2011

Angelica Ivanova and Pavel Potapov have won in the competition among 2-nd and 3rd year students of the World Economy Department to conduct research on international marketing at the Economics Faculty of the Technical University of Ilmenau (Germany) The winners will be given scholarships for one month covering travel and accommodation expenses by the host country and our partner University.

24.03.2011

The WTO Chair of St. Petersburg State University has broadcasted series of interviews on the radio ‘Echo of Moscow’ in St. Petersburg on the following topics (in Russian):

- "The WTO Chair: EU, WTO, Russia" with Dr. Trofimenko and Prof. Pogorletskiy

- "The WTO Chair" with Dr. Trofimenko and Dr. Lukashevich

21.03.2011

On March, 21-22, professors of the Department of World Economy participated in the seminar ‘International aid for development’ organized by the World Bank in Moscow. View photos...

11.03.2011

The 3rd-year students visited a famous Russian brewery ‘Baltika’. Read more....   

11.03.2011

On March, 11, students of the MA programme ‘International trading system’ participated in a videoconference with the presentation of the Report on Trade and Development hold by UNCTAD. View the report here ... 

21.02.2011   

In St. Petersburg there was a discussion on cooperation between Finland and North-West regions in the development of the Arctic. Prof. Nikita A. Lomagin took an active part in the discussion. Read more ...

10.02.2011

 
On February, 9, 2011 the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb delivered a public lecture at the Faculty of Economics, St.Petersburg State University. Assembly hall on Tavricheskay st., 21 wascompletely full with students, professors and staff of our faculty and otherfaculties of St. Petersburg State University and universities of St. Petersburg,who were listening with a great interest to his presentation. The moderators ofthis event were Head of the World Economy Department, the WTO Chair Holder,Prof. Sergey F. Sutyrin and Director of international cooperation programs ofthe Economic Faculty, Deputy Head of World Economy Department, Prof. Nikita A. Lomagin.
In the first part of his lecture Alexander Stubbspoke about the global governance, the development of world politics since theSecond World War until now. In his view, the current world political structureis multipolar, with the increasing role of the EU and major developingcountries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, etc. 
In the second part of the presentation, Ministerfor Foreign Affairs of Finland reviewed the current status and developmentprospects of the European Union (EU). The success of the EU, in his point, consistsin the creation of the European internal market with free movement of goods, services,capital and labor, the EU enlargement, and the euro zone. In conclusion, AlexanderStubb analyzed the prospects of the Russian-Finish cooperation. Russia is animportant partner for Finland and both countries should strengthen theirrelations in various fields. The opening of a new Visa Application Centre ofFinland in St. Petersburg has to promote cooperation between our nations. The lectureof Mr. Stubb was greatly welcomed by the audience, what was proved by the numerousquestions. 
Photos from the public lecture you can find here... 

07.02.2011

 

Prof. Nikita A. Lomagin participated in series of interviews on radio and TV (in Russian) devoted to the siege of Leningrad. Interviews can be heard here...TV

shows can be found here...

04.02.2011  

On February, 11, will be held the round table for students ‘Mexico in the Global Economy: BRIC+M?”.  The reports will be presented by the graduate of the Mexican Business School, M. Arellanes «What can Mexico learn from BRIC’s?»,  students of the World Economy Department V. Zhemerov and V. Petrov «Mexico in the Contemporary Global Economy: Challenges and Trends”, and Master students O. Kuzmina and K. Savinov  «Mexico and BRIC: Trade and Investment Policy”. The working language is English.

20.01.2011

The Russian news agency ‘ROSBALT’ published articles and interviews on ‘Trade wars’ with Prof. Sutyrin and on ‘Russia’s accession to the WTO’ with Dr. Kapustkin (in Russian)

19.01.2011

The WTO Chair of St. Petersburg State University has broadcasted series of interviews on the radio ‘Echo of Moscow’ in St. Petersburg on the following topics (in Russian):

‘The CIS in the international trading system’ with Prof. Krotov and Prof. Lomagin

‘Russia’s accession to the WTO. China in the global economy’ with Prof. Lomagin, Dr. Popova, and Dr. Trofimenko

‘Brazil and the WTO’ with Dr. Koval and Dr. Trofimenko

'Russia’s accession to the WTO' with Prof. Lomagin and Dr. Trofimenko

'Revolutions in Arab countries. Their economic impacts' with Dr. Trofimenko and Dr. Sherov-Ignatiev  

08.12.2010

Dr. Kapustkin and students of the World Economy Department, St. Petersburg State University participated in the TV debate ‘Does Russia need the WTO?’

15.10.2010

On October, 14-15, 2010 was held the International conference dedicated to the 70-anniversary of the Faculty of Economics, St. Petersburg State University: «Economic Modernization: Problems and Prospects». More information...

13.10.2010

On September 30 the UNCTAD Virtual Institute organized a videoconference for several Russian universities. Students of the Master programme "International Trading System" participated in this videoconference on UNCTAD's Technology and Innovation Report. More information...

24.09.2010

In summer 2010 our Master student participated in the summer school of 'American Institute on Political and Economical Systems'.

01.09.2010

The Department of World Economy has launched the Information Bulletin ‘MIREK’ (in Russian). ‘MIREK’ reflects all important events of the Department and news for students, alumni and staff. More information…

01.09.2010

From 2012 the Department of World Economy will launch Bachelor's programmers in 'International Economic Relations' and 'International Business'.

20.07.2010

The Department of World Economy has succefully completed its International Summer School in Russian Business. More information on the site of the programme... 

23.04.2010

Students of MA Programme "International Trading System" participated in the Study tour organized by UNCTAD Virtual Institute. More information...

09.04.2010

From 09.02.2010 till 09.04.2010 students of Specialist's and Master's programmes of the World Economy Department were undergoing their practical trainings at the Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Federation.

12.02.2010

The Department of World Economy, St. Petersburg State University, has been awarded the WTO Chair. The Department has become one of the 14 Institutes all over the world selected by the WTO Chair Programme. The aim of this Programme is to assist national academic institutions in providing students with a deeper understanding of trade policy issues. More information on the WTO press-release…

15.12.2009

The 5th video-conference dedicated to UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2009 was hold in the economic faculty of Saint-Petersburg State University. More information...