On May 27, 2021, the 3rd International Moscow Academic Economic Forum organized by the Free Economic Society of Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the International Union of Economists officially closed in Russia.
On that day, the MAEF plenary conferences were held at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Alternatives to the socio-economic development of Russian society
), at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Digital transformation of the economy: redesigning our future or evolution of generic models?)
, at the Nikonov Russian National Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics (The new role of agriculture in the modern economy and the priorities of the agrarian policy in Russia
), at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Global socio-economic transformations: the future of Russia (5th International Political Economy Congress
). A youth conference was held at the Moscow Aviation Institute as part of the MAEF (Digital transformation and artificial intelligence: is machine rise possible? - Generation Z's perspective
At the final plenary session of the Forum, university presidents and conference moderators spoke at the venues of the MAEF's plenary conferences.
Vitaly Minashkin, Vice President at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, summed up the conference titled "Digital transformation of the economy: redesigning our future or evolution of generic models?"
Alexander Buzgalin, Vice President of the VEO of Russia, Director of the Center for Contemporary Marxist Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, spoke about the plenary conference titled "Global socio-economic transformations: the future of Russia (5th International Political Economy Congress)", held at the Moscow School of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Alexander Petrikov, Presidium Member at the VEO of Russia, Director of the Nikonov Russian National Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics, highlighted the key messages of the plenary conference "The new role of agriculture in the modern economy and the priorities of the agrarian policy in Russia." The IAEF youth conference titled "Digital transformation and artificial intelligence: is machine rise possible? - Generation Z's perspective,"
which took place at the Moscow Aviation Institute, was summed up by Roman Golov, Presidium Member at the VEO of Russia, Head of the Department of Management and Marketing of High-Tech Industries.
The two-day discussions held at the Forum were summed up by Abel Aganbegyan
, Co-Chair of the MAEF Program Committee, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Sergei Bodrunov, MAEF Co-Chair, President of the VEO of Russia and the International Union of Economists, expressed gratitude for the greetings sent to the Moscow Academic Economic Forum to Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov
, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov
, Chair of the Russian Historical Society Sergey Naryshkin,
President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin,
Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Andrey Kutepov
, Chair of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship Sergey Zhigarev,
Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets Anatoly Artamonov
, to the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov,
Chair of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov,
Head of the Federal Treasury of Russia Roman Artyukhin
, Head of the Federal State Statistics Service Pavel Malkov
, and many others.
The Forum closed with an award ceremony for the winners of the Russian national competition in economic journalism, organized by the Free Economic Society of Russia and the International Union of Economists.
Lyubov Mavrina, senior correspondent at the Vedomosti newspaper, was awarded a prize in the special category Economic Analysis in the Mass Media for her article titled "Budgetary Reserves Impede Economic Development."
In the Best Publication in Print Media category, the third place was taken by the correspondent of Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Ural office) Tatyana Kazantseva for a series of analysis articles on the economy of Russia's Ural region. The second place went to Georgy Vermishev, a columnist for the Delovoy Peterburg newspaper, and his articles titled "We Are All in Tower's Hands" and "War and Pestilence." Evgeny Ogorodnikov, a columnist for the Expert magazine, became the winner in the category for his article "The State Capitalist Strikes Back."
Alexander Tyukaev, editor of the Kuban 24 TV channel, took the third place in the category Best TV or Radio Story for his series of broadcasts "I Work for Myself." The jury awarded the second prize to Yuri Alekseyev, Editor-in-Chief of the Directorate of Public and Political Broadcasting at the Russian Public Television for his release "Does the Economy Need a Plan?" of the news show Pravda. The winner in the category was Sasha Bublik, special correspondent of VGTRK Russia 24, for the special report "Urgent mobilization: how businesses and state corporations work during a pandemic."
In the category Best Publication in the Web Media, the third place went to the senior correspondent of MIA Rossiya Segodnya (regional office in Simferopol) Eleonora Pavlovskaya for a series of articles published on the RIA Novosti Crimea website. The second place went to Dmitry Alekseyev, website editor of the Izvestia newspaper, for a series of articles. The category's first prize was awarded to Elena Kudryavtseva, head of the Macroeconomics and State Regulation department of the TASS Economy editorial office, for a series of analysis interviews.
"The Forum, as an academic platform, examined and revealed the fundamental problems of the ongoing civilizational transformation associated with the transition to a new technological and economic structure of the world economy; this will give a significant impetus to scientific research into these issues — these are acquiring existential significance for society," said Sergey Bodrunov, MAEF Co-Chair, President of the Free Economic Society of Russia and the International Union of Economists.
The Forum will also be of practical importance. "Ideas, expert proposals on the ways and possibilities of development of Russia in this context, aimed at achieving dynamic growth and implementation of national development goals, voiced at the MAEF, will be summarized and presented to the federal government's expert groups working on a long-term strategy for the country under the new normal," added Sergey Bodrunov.
On the first day of the Forum, more than 3,000 people took part in the MAEF's online and offline events. The total number of participants at the Forum's regional and central venues approached 7,500. The Forum was attended by experts from 32 countries.
The architecture of the 3rd MAEF included a plenary session that was held on May 26 in the Great Hall of the Russian Academy of Sciences, plenary conferences at the campuses of Russia's leading universities, as well as regional and interregional conferences, congresses, round tables, youth sections, which operated from May 17 to May 25 at 63 regional venues in 41 regions of the Russian Federation.
At the opening session of the MAEF, the renewed architecture of the Forum was launched, within the framework of which annual industry and thematic forums will be held.