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Russia's economy has been in recession since oil prices started dramatic plunges in 2014. The economy is suffering from both weakening external conditions and internal structural issues. In addition, regional and geopolitical tension have been adding uncertainties to Russia's political and investment environment. In February's Economics Watch Emerging Markets View, we will discuss the general outlook for Russia's economy in 2016, and also some of the major challenges Russia will be facing in the medium to longer term.


Jing Sima-Friedman

Jing Sima-Friedman
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Jing Sima-Friedman is a senior economist at The Conference Board. She leads macroeconomic research projects on emerging markets, with a focus on structural changes, monetary policy, capital and financial market developments, and trade flows. She also produces ...Full Bio

Ilya Voskoboynikov

Ilya Voskoboynikov
Senior Research Fellow
Laboratory for Research in Inflation and Growth, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Dr. Ilya B. Voskoboynikov, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Research in Inflation and Growth, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia. Ilya’s research focuses on Russia’s economic structure, competitiveness, and productivity growth. He is als...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD (Host)
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

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