Eurasian economic integration

The Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program is coordinating a project which aims at an open and in-depth discussion and analysis of dimensions of economic integration covering Russia, its neighbors, and the European Union, as well as in a larger trans-continental framework where integration extends also to the key Asian players

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A number of models have been developed quantifying the costs and benefits of different possible scenarios of economic integration on the Eurasian continent. These models sometimes generate contradicting results and conclusions. 

The outcomes of the latest Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28—29 November were discussed, as well as the relevant issues and challenges. It was argued that a closer integration of Russia, its neighbors, and the EU could lay the foundation for cooperation, particularly in terms of boosting trade and investment and thus fostering economic growth in Europe and Russia [1].


[1] Havlik P (2013). Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit: A Milestone in EU-Russia Relations – not just for Ukraine. wiiw Policy Note/Policy Report No. 11, November 2013.


The project on Eurasian economic integration is of relevance to IIASA's National Member organizations of Russia, Ukraine, and China.
ASA’s main collaborators in the field of Eurasian economic integration include S. Glaziev, Russian Academy of Sciences; V. Heyets, Director, Institute of Economics and Forecasting, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine.

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Last edited: 21 May 2014


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