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Vladimir Korovkin

Biography

Head of Digital Research, Institute for Emerging Markets, SKOLKOVO Business School. Previously, he worked at Poidem Bank and Asteros Consulting. Vladimir is a graduate of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University and the Moscow Institute of International Business (Russian Ministry for Economic Development).

12.07.2016

A simple (but radical) plan to boost Russia's economic productivity

A simple (but radical) plan to boost Russia's economic productivity

Russia has one overlooked option to boost its economic productivity – encourage widespread migration of laborers and small business owners from surrounding nations. But is it really possible to import demography on such a grand scale?

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11.03.2016

Strategy 2030: How to tackle economic challenges in Russia

Strategy 2030: How to tackle economic challenges in Russia

Higher oil prices are not a panacea for Russia. Instead, the country needs a new economic development model that re-thinks and reformulates key institutions without relying too much on centralized state resources

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26.03.2015

What Yandex's battle with Google means for Russian innovation

What Yandex's battle with Google means for Russian innovation

Russia’s largest Internet company is locked in a major dispute with rival Google, a situation complicated by highly unfavorable investment conditions in Russia. Can Yandex compete by itself or does it need the help of the Russian government?

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20.11.2014

Microfinance: Russia thinks big by thinking small

Microfinance: Russia thinks big by thinking small

With Western sanctions putting a squeeze on the Russian financial system, the Kremlin is willing to consider innovative new economic ideas. One of them is microfinance

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11.08.2014

How Moscow should be thinking about the future of innovation

How Moscow should be thinking about the future of innovation

The same week when Russia improved its positions in the 2014 Global Innovation Index, a new package of international sanctions also arrived, creating uncertainty about the future of innovation in the Russian economy

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23.06.2014

Can Russia continue its momentum with online entrepreneurship?

Can Russia continue its momentum with online entrepreneurship?

Russia currently has some of the world’s most valuable Internet companies, but also faces a number of daunting challenges – such as the need to rebuild relations with the West and prevent the nation’s best and brightest from taking their talents abroad

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08.05.2014

Why Russia's government cares about Yandex so much

Why Russia's government cares about Yandex so much

When Russian search engine Yandex nominated the head of Russia’s state-owned Sberbank as a new board member, many immediately saw it as a political move to crackdown on the Internet. But it wasn’t

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