Business programme

Economic Mythology and the Problem of Sustainable Development

03 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Congress Centre, conference hall E11

The BRICS countries face the task of implementing the post-industrial technological mode in the basic sectors of the economy. The intensity and success of the results depend on which economic policy model will be chosen to solve this problem. Historically, at a different stage in their development, different countries already dealt with a similar task of ensuring intensive growth through modernization (Russia: average annual growth of 13.8% during in 1929–55; China: average annual growth of 10.4% in 1983–2007; South Korea: average annual growth of 10.2% in 1966–1988, Japan: average annual growth of 9.8% in 1948-1970; Singapore: average annual growth of 9.2% in 1966-1989). Their comparison once again raises questions: how well do the solutions offered by the economic mainstream meet the contemporary challenges? Is the political class trapped by modern economic mythology?

Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Andrey Bezrukov, President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association; Professor, Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University
Alexander Galushka, Vice President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Kong Dan, Chairman of the Board, CITIC Reform and Development Research Foundation (online)
Alexander Zhuravsky, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for Public Projects
Ji Lin, Vice President, Economic and Social Council of the People's Republic of China (online)
Maxim Okulov, Member of the Coordination Council for National Projects and National Preservation of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexander Osipov, Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory
Moon Sung-Hyun, Chairman, Economic, Social, and Labor Council, Republic of Korea (online)
Igor Shchegolev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District