14 January 2015 - 16 January 2015
Moscow, Russia

Gaidar Forum 2015: Russia and the World - New Dimensions

World Population Deputy Program Director Sergei Scherbov will participate at this high level event to discuss population ageing in Russia and worldwide.



Organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, the Gaidar Forum is the central political and economic annual international scientific conference in Russia since 2010. The emphasis of the Forum lies on the most acute current global challenges with a focus on Russia’s place and strategic role in the world. The Gaidar Forum provides a meeting point for theorists and practitioners, leading scientists and politicians, and representatives from the financial sector.

In 2015 the Forum participants will discuss social and economic issues in view of new dimensions of development of Russia and the world. The main topics will be the analysis of configuration of a polycentric world, issues of financial and economic policy and social policy, business climate, and regional development. 

As one of the leading experts in the field of ageing, Sergei Scherbov was invited to participate in section 1 of the expert discussion on "Population Ageing in Russia and the World: Dynamics, Challenges and Opportunities". For many years IIASA researchers Scherbov and Warren Sanderson have developed new measures of age and ageing in demographic research. They suggest to broaden research methods to account for significant increases in life expectancy, as the focus on chronological age of people alone provides a limited picture of the process, one that is often not appropriate for either scientific study or policy analysis. Their groundbreaking results have been published in Nature and Science and other high level journals. Scherbov is also PI of the Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project at IIASA that, among other things, ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually ageing in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity.


Date: 14 - 16 January 2015

Location: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, 82 Vernadskogo Prospekt, Moscow, Russia

Registration: www.gaidarforum.ru/eng/registration/

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Sergei Scherbov

Principal Research Scholar and Project Leader Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

IIASA's Re-Aging Project

Gaidar Forum 2015

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