The Institute focuses on analyzing the existing global legal framework of economic system, as well as the key zones and areas in its transformation for purposes of stimulating the innovation development in Russia and the developing world. Among the key focuses of such analysis are the rapid technological development and the transition of the modern-day world to the new type of social production which is now based on knowledge.
The Institute bases its research agenda on the parameters of Russia’s self-positioning in a globalized world; this includes the specific pattern of Eurasian integration, of the development of the BRICS member states and the developing world in general.
Main research topics:
- Identifying the global social and technological challenges affecting the nature and dynamics of Russia’s and global innovation-driven development and elaboration of policy initiatives facilitating Russia’s adaptation to the new global reality.
- Identifying the key aspects and areas in the transformation of the global property regime and relations of production. Analysis in the context of revision of the fundamental approaches to legislative regulation of economic activity, and of the global regulatory institutions, such as the Bretton Woods system, WTO, WIPO, etc.
- Research into problems related to the legal transformation of the global and national financial systems in the context of the new economy.
- Study of the problems related to the Russian and global intellectual property regimes and current challenges to Russia’s innovation development.
- Identifying the key parameters of the new role played by the intellectual property institute in the modern-day global economic system.
- Identifying the key aspects and areas of transformation of the global intellectual property regime in the interests of innovation development of Russia and its partners – the Common Free Market Zone and BRICS member states.
- Research into the industry-specific characteristics related to the transformation of the global intellectual property regime for the development of the key high-technology sectors, including those deemed as priority sectors for innovation development.
- Elaborating development agenda in keeping with Russia’s interests for its advancement within WTO, WIPO and on other international platforms.
- Research into problems related to antimonopoly regulation in new context of the knowledge economy.
- Analysis of systemic challenges and risks related to competition policy measures development.
- Study of new approaches to the dynamic market description that are emerging in the economic science and are dependent on technological upgrade and continuous innovation.
- Analysis of problems related to competition law application and improvement in the context of impact of network effects, industry standards, platforms and system competition, technical compatibility and similar phenomena on the markets.
- Study of problems peculiar to specific branches of the new economy, e.g. ICT (including Internet and media), biotechnology (including pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors), and smart energy.
- Research into problems related to protection of competition taking into account the increasingly global nature of the new economy’s markets (aspects of protection of competition within WTO, conflict and mutual coordination between jurisdictions when applying competition policy measures, etc.).
Current research project on this track: "The regulation of the food industry: towards a new paradigm of competition policy"
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