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On 29 April 2019, Plekhanov University held a traditional conference "Abalkin readings". This year the main topic has been "Plan and market – combination of incongruous?" The issues of transition to a planned economy, foreign experience of planning, staffing institutions of strategic planning at the Federal, regional and municipal levels were raised. The conference discussed the evolution of forms of combination of planned and market institutions, the results of the practice of strategic planning in the Russian Federation, the planning of socio-economic development, digitalization and modern methods of state regulation of the economy.
The event started with the plenary meeting, opened by Rector Victor GRISHIN. He pointed out the relevance and meaning of planning in the modern economic activity. "The topic of today's conference is connected to the 90th anniversary of the first Five-Year Plan. Several years ago, the law on strategic planning was adopted, but we understand that today this law is not enough".
The first report "Plan and market: prospects for integration" was made by the President of the Free economic society of Russia, President of the International Union of economists, Director of the Institute of the new industrial development "Witte", honorary doctor of Plekhanov University Sergey BODRUNOV. In his speech, the President stressed the need to create an indicative plan, which in turn should become a tool for inclusion in the national planning system of the main link – enterprises.
Elena LENCHUK, Director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Victor IVANTER, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, scientific Director of the Institute of economic forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ilya KUCHEROV, Deputy Director of the Institute of legislation and comparative law under the Government of the Russian Federation, presented their reports on the topic of planning.
Vasily MIKHEEV, Deputy Director for research at the National research Institute of world economy and international relations "Primakov" of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Dmitry SOROKIN, scientific Director of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Valery MAKAROV, scientific Director of the Central economic and mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences also spoke about the significant role of strategic planning.
Anatoly AKSAKOV, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the financial market, in his speech spoke about the application of planning in business. "Business is engaged in planning using modern digital technologies, designs various models of business development, but in order to make it easier, you need a clear strategy approved by the government".
Vladimir GLOTOV, Deputy Director of the Federal service for financial monitoring, head of the basic Department of financial and economic security of Plekhanov University shared his opinion about the modern market system and the role of planning in the university together with Boris PORFIRIEV, Director of Institute of economic forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, V. D. KRIVOV, head of Analytical Department of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Yakov URINSON, co-head of the scientific school "Public administration", Vyacheslav KRYMOV, Chairman of the Committee on economy, entrepreneurship and investment policy of the Moscow regional Duma, Vice-President of the Free economic society of Russia, President of the Free economic society of the Moscow region.
Son of Leonid Abalkin, Ivan, told about the history of his family and what his father was keen on.
Rector highlighted that the conference is a crucial part of maintaining the remarkable scientists, which is important in training the new ones, especially teaching them to respect their history and motherland.