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Award Ceremony of International Leontief Medal Laureates 2011 for Contribution to Economic Reforms

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Project of the Ministry for Culture with support of the World Bank
"Conservation and Use of Cultural Heritage in Russia"

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Publication of research findings is one of the key areas of the Leontief Centre’s activities

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Anniversary Conference Dedicated to the 20th Year from the Beginning of the Economic Reforms and Prospects of Further Russia’s Development: "20 Years: the Results and Perspectives"

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Leontief Centre News

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XI All-Russian Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders (October 22-23, 2012, St Petersburg)

International Centre for Social and Economic Research «Leontief Centre»

The International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre” (ICSER  “Leontief Centre”) was established in 1991 on the joint initiative of the Mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoliy Sobchak and Wassily Leontief, a St. Petersburg-born well-known economist and Nobel Prize winner, with the objective to implement the expert support for market reforms in Russia, providing counseling and guidance to regional and local authorities in the working out of socio-economic development plans and effective mechanisms for strategic management. 


The Leontief Centre is a independent research and consulting organization.


In 2002 under the Leontief Centre a Resource Centre on Strategic Planning for Russian Cities and Regions was established to promote the growth of professionalism in the management of social processes in Russian cities and regions by promoting best international standards as a strategic planning and management, the development of networking and partnerships.


Leontief Centre mission: to promote top international standards of quality in social and economic research and consultancy with a view towards fostering more professional methods of governance for Russian cities and regions.


The following principles are at the core of the Leontief Centres philosophy:

  • openness to cooperation;
  • willingness to share its research findings;
  • emphasis on partnerships and networking.


Leontief Centre has made its best effort to:

  • focus on communities’ real economic and social needs;
  • stay ahead in terms of the subject areas and level of its research, promoting the standards of the future through its pilot projects;
  • involve the best Russian and international experts;
  • remain independent, non-partisan in its political beliefs;
  • break down stereotypes and wide-spread delusions


Major activities of the Leontief Centre are:

  • organizing and conducting research on problems of regional and urban economies;
  • providing consulting and methodological support to the government of the Russian Federation and to the administrations of Russian subjects of Federation in the development of the scientifically well-grounded socio-economic programs, draft laws and effective mechanisms of strategic management;
  • coordinating work and participating in international research and consulting projects;
  • organizing scientific conferences, workshops, trainings, practical seminars and exhibitions;
  • publishing activities.




Leontief Centre Actively Encourages Students to Work on Its Projects

Leontief Centre actively encourages students to work on its projects. Besides traditional practical trainings, Leontief Centre attracts volunteers from universities of St. Petersburg to organise and hold the All-Russia Forum "Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia".

Irina Karelina Participated in Public Council Reporting Meeting on SME Development under the Governor of St. Petersburg

On December 22 Director-General of ICSER Leontief Centre Irina Karelina participated in Public Council Reporting Meeting on SME Development under the Governor of St. Petersburg where it has been rewieved the Public Council’s activities for the past 4 years and elected the Chairman of the Public Council for the new period.

Textbook "Regional Economy and Spatial Development" edited by Leonid Limonov entered Top 100 the most Popular Books for Universities in Russia

According to results of the contest, held by URAIT publishing house, the textbook "Regional Economy and Spatial Development" in 2 volumes prepared by a team of experts of the Leontief Centre and edited by Leonid Limonov (supported by ANO ICSER Leontief Centre Endowment Fund) entered Top 100 the most popular books for Universities in Russia.

Agreement on Cooperation between the Government of North Ossetia and Consortium Leontief Centre-AV Group Is Signed

On December 16 agreement on cooperation between the Government of North Ossetia and Consortium Leontief Centre-AV Group is signed in Vladikavkaz. Joint activities aimed at developing a Strategy for socio-economic development of the North Ossetia until 2030. Consortium Leontief Centre-AV Group will give an expert and consulting support to the Government of North Ossetia.

How to find us

ICSER Leontief Centre
25, 7th Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, St.Petersburg 190005, Russia
Business Centre "Partnerstvo"
phone: +7 (812) 314-41-19
fax: +7 (812) 570-38-14 



Russian National Sub-Committee


Association of Economic Analysis Centers (ARETT)


XIV All-Russian Forum Strategic Planning in Regions and Cities of Russia (October 24-25, 2016, St Petersburg)


Analytical Review «The Socio-Economic Situation in St. Petersburg»

This analytical overview is a bi-monthly edition brought to you by the Leontief Centre in Russian and in English since 1992.

Each issue (25-30 pages in length) contains summary of statistical data and information materials (including unpublished ones) on the city’s industry, infrastructure, budget, privatization, investment projects as well as on employment and living standards of St. Petersburg residents.

Interdisciplinary Seminar «Economy and Society»


Form of seminar suggests key speech one or two presenters among leading Russians or foreign scientist, politicians, experts on topical issues theory and practice world economic and social develop, including Russia and Post-soviet countries, followed by discussion this problematic with audience 

Overview of key events and decisions of the European Union Regional Policy

The main objective of the reviews - tracking key events and decisions of the EU regional policy. 
Current review is prepared on the basis of the 5 web sites.