Founders of the Journal

1. Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The Siberian Branch of the RAS (SB RAS) was established in 1957 spearheaded by full members of the RAS M.A. Lavrentyev, S.L. Sobolev, and S.A. Khristianovich. Since its foundation, the main principles of the SB RAS have been the integration of research, alliance of science and education, and facilitated application of scientific achievements.

The Siberian Branch is the largest regional branch of the RAS. It occupies about 11 million square km of the territory of Siberia and adjacent regions in six oblasts, three krais and four republics, The scientific centers of SB RAS are located in Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yakutsk, Ulan-Ude, Kemerovo, Tyumen, and Omsk. There are some separate institutions in Barnaul, Biysk, Kyzyl, and Chita.

The Siberian Branch of the RAS provides scientific and methodical management of 79 research institutes working in the fields of mathematics and computer science, energy, mechanics, control processes, nanotechnology and information technology, physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, economics and humanities, as well as interdisciplinary research. About half of the SB RAS capacity is concentrated in the Novosibirsk Scientific Center.

The Siberian Branch of the RAS features a number of national research installation complexes. There has been established a distributed network of shared knowledge centers with unique scientific instruments and equipment.

As of early 2015, there are 205 members of the RAS working in the Siberian Branch: 93 full members and 112 corresponding members.

The scientific organizations within the jurisdiction of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations (FANO Russia), in respect of which the SB RAS carries out research and methodology management jointly with other RAS branches and departments, reach 11784 researchers, including 2530 doctors of sciences and 6226 candidates.

The Chairman of the SB RAS is Aleksandr Leonidovich Aseyev, Full Member of the RAS. The Chief Scientific Secretary is Valery Ivanovich Bukhtiyarov, Corresponding Member of the RAS.

2.  Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering SB RAS

The Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering SB RAS (IEIE SB RAS) was founded in Novosibirsk in 1957 as a crucial element of the new scientific center in the east of the country, the Siberian Branch of the AS USSR. The first Director of the Institute was German Aleksandrovich Prudenskiy, Corresponding Member of the AS USSR. Starting from 1966, the IEIE SB RAS was headed by Abel Gezevich Aganbegyan, Corresponding Member of the AS USSR (later Full Member). He directed the Institute until 1985. It was he who made the IEIE SB RAS one of leading economic research centers in the country, whose research were based on advanced economic and mathematical tools and a combination of basic and applied research in macroeconomics, the economies of regions, industries and enterprises, and economic sociology. During the period between 1985 and 1991, Director of the Institute was Aleksandr Grigorievich Granberg, Full Member of the AS USSR and the leader of the Russian school of regional studies. Since 1991, Director of the Institute has been Valeriy Vladimirovich Kuleshov, Full Member of the RAS.

The principal objective of the Institute is to conduct fundamental and applied research in economics and economic sociology, as well as economic and mathematical methods along the following major scientific trends:

  • the development of general economic theory with mathematical methods and system statistics; the study of production dynamics and structural changes in the Russian economy;
  • the study patterns and factors of Russia's economic development, institutional and social dynamics of modern society;
  • regional state policy and territorial management, integrated development of Siberia; modeling of the spatial structure of the economy.

This research is supported by the Program for Basic Research of State Academies of Sciences within the IX Humanities Course.

The most important applied findings of the Institute are the following projects: Federal Special-Purpose Program “Siberia”, Federal Special-Purpose Program for the Development of the Lower Angara Region, State Consolidated Program For Economic and Social Development of the Russian North, Strategy of Social and Economic Development of Siberia, Energy Strategy of Siberia, Transport Strategy of Siberia, Strategy of Development of Novosibirsk Oblast, Program for Reindustrialization of the Novosibirsk Oblast, and others.

There are about 300 people working in the IEIE SB RAS, including one full member, three corresponding members, 36 doctors of sciences, more than 90 candidates. The Institute comprises eight departments (including one in Krasnoyarsk), two research centers, 13 sectors, and six laboratories (four of which are in Tomsk, Omsk, Kemerovo, and Barnaul).
Over 50 years, the Institute has been integrating science and education on many levels. The key point here is the interaction with the Faculty of Economics at Novosibirsk State University (NSU), where members of the IEIE make up the “core” of the academic teaching staff. The Institute offers postgraduate and doctoral studies, students study at six departments, three doctoral dissertation councils are fully functional. For about 15 years the Institute and NSU had a special retraining faculty for managerial personnel of the Russian Federation; it has been transformed into a division for additional professional education of the Faculty of Economics at NSU.

In 1983, the IEIE proposed to establish the All-Union Club for Directors of Industrial Enterprises (currently the International Directors Club) to join the efforts of scientists and experts, and to find the ways of effective business administration. Since 2002, the Institute has hosted the Research and Practice Seminar in the format of a directorial forum.

The Institute is a co-founder of the All-Russian Economic Journal EKO, a co-founder and publisher of the All-Russian Scientific Journal Region: Economics and Sociology. The Institute participates and organizes international symposia and conferences on topical issues of socio-economic development of Russia and Siberia. It maintains close academic contacts with research centers and universities in many countries. 

To date, the Institute is a Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science.

3. Interregional Association“Siberian Accord” (IASA)

The Interregional Association “Siberian Accord” (IASA) was formed in September 1990 for an efficient use of economic, resource, research and technology potential of Siberia.  The Association was registered at the Russian Ministry of Justice and became the first regional association to be granted the official status.

IASA comprises 14 oblasts, krais and autonomous republics in Western and Eastern Siberia: Republics of Altai, Buryatia, Tyva, and Khakassia; Altai, Trans-Baikal, and Krasnoyarsk Krais; Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, and Tyumen Oblasts; Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.

The principal objectives of IASA include the following: to coordinate joint activities of Russian regions aimed at the organization of their economic and technological development; to draft and implement joint programs and projects, to distribute productive forces optimally; to develop connections between industrial and social structures; to coordinate united actions related to funds, monetary policy and international trade, to develop projects with foreign capital; to establish an integrated information structure.

The association has a three-tier management structure. The supreme body of “Siberian Accord” is the Council of the association, which consists of the chairpersons of the executive and legislative bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation participating in IASA. The members of the Council elect the Chairman on the principle of rotation among the heads of Siberian regions. Currently, it is V.M. Zimin, the Head of the Republic of Khakassia.  The everyday functioning of IASA is carried out by the Executive Board of Directors (since 2000, it is known as the Executive Committee). Since February 1992, the Chairman of the Executive Committee has been V.I. Ivankov, Candidate of History. The third element in the structure of the association is coordinating councils that canvass the interregional problems within their specialties. As a rule, the head of each Coordinating Council is one of the members of the Association Council.

In its activity, IASA efficiently interacts with the personnel of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District when solving the problems of social and economic development of the regions. The Association Council holds its meetings in affiliation with the Council under the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the SFD.

The highlight of IASA activity is working on complex programs and projects for social and economic development of Siberia (Federal Special-Purpose Program “Siberia”, Strategy of Social and Economic Development of Siberia), which are elaborated together with the personnel of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District, the institutes of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, federal ministries and agencies.