Policy relevance

Although the main efforts of the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program focus on methodological developments, the program generates policy impact at both the program and individual researcher levels.

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ASA is coordinating the IIASA’s Futures Initiative on Eurasian Economic Integration which discusses and analyzes possible scenarios of economic integration between Russia, its neighboring countries, the European Union, and key Asian countries such as China, Korea and Japan. The two-year initiative consists of a series of workshops discussing specific aspects of integration. Three workshops organized in 2014 covered current trade, existing tariff and non-tariff barriers, the effects of sanctions, and prospects for further trade liberalization in the region. They were attended by more than 130 researchers, experts, and decision makers. Amid regional political and economic uncertainty in 2014, IIASA offered a unique discussion platform for scientists and policymakers to engage in open, constructive and evidence-based dialogue on possible futures of economic integration in Eurasia.

ASA staff gave talks at different events for policymakers, for example, at the Finnish Parliament Hearing, in Helsinki, the Meeting of Ambassadors of countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the Vienna Institute’s European Integration Seminar in Vienna, and the Advisory Board meeting of the Complexity Research Initiative for Systemic Instabilities (CRISIS), funded under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme.

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Last edited: 02 April 2015


Elena Rovenskaya

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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