Join Andrew Jack, Deputy Analysis Editor at the Financial Times and Co-Chairman at Pushkin House, for an evening of conversation with Grigory Yavlinsky, currently leader of the democratic opposition faction on the St Petersburg Legislative Assembly, formerly founder and leader of 'YABLOKO', Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Adviser to Mikhail Gorbachov, and two-times Russian presidential candidate.
Doors will open at 17:30 and the talk will begin at 18:00. A small number of tickets are available for dinner afterwards with the speakers at 19:45: to attend the dinner, please call us on 020 7269 9770 for more details.
Born in Ukraine in 1952, economics expert Grigory Yavlinsky started his career in academia before joining the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg. In 1990 he was appointed Deputy Prime-Minister of Russia and worked as Gorbachev’s political adviser in 1991. He founded the liberal Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, in 1993, and was elected to the State Duma in the same year. As the leader of YABLOKO Yavlinsky has twice run for President of the Russian Federation. He has authored a number of books and articles about the Russian economy, and won the Liberal International Prize for Freedom in 2004.
His best-known books and publications include:
Realeconomik. The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Next One) Yale University Press, 2012;
Russian Economic System: Present and Future, Moscow, 2007;
Reforms that corrupted Russia, Financial Times, 02/09/2003;
Demodernisation, Moscow, 2002;
Incentives & Institutions, Princeton University Press, 2000;
Russia's Phony Capitalism, Foreign Affairs, 1998;
Laissez-Faire Versus Policy Led Transformation: Lessons of Economic Reforms in Russia, Journal of Comparative Economics, 1994;
The Grand Bargain, Pantheon Books, NY, 1991;
500 Days Transition to the Market, St. Martin's Press, NY, 1990.