Integration research

The EDB Centre for Integration Studies was established in 2011. It is a compact and efficient think tank within the EDB, which provides information and analytical support for Eurasian integration processes. The key objectives of the Centre are to organise research and to prepare reports and recommendations on regional economic integration matters for the governments of the Bank’s member states. Since its creation, the Centre has earned the reputation of a serious and reliable source of high-quality Eurasian integration analytics.

The EDB Centre for Integration Studies specializes in applied quantitative research. It focuses on macroeconomic modelling (particularly in the EAEU context), currency and monetary issues, mutual investments, mutual trade, regional organisations and their activities, development of cross-border infrastructure, labour migration trends, and public perceptions of integration.

The EDB Centre for Integration Studies is a mobile and dynamic structure. It is involved in numerous projects and major research efforts. The projects are organised and implemented, and analytical reports based on their findings are subsequently published, within the framework of the following research directions of the EDB Centre for Integration Studies:

Over the six years that have passed since its inception, the EDB Centre for Integration Studies has become the leading analytical centre dealing with the Eurasian economic integration. Supported by acknowledged experts, it has published ca. 50 reports, which are publicly available, open-access resources. The Centre has prepared more than 50 notes and briefs for Presidential Administrations, Ministries of EDB member states, and the Eurasian Economic Commission. The EDB Centre’s team has also authored four monographs in Russian and English, including “Eurasian Integration: Challenges of Transcontinental Regionalism” and “Holding-Together Regionalism: Twenty Years of Post-Soviet Integration”. In addition to that, numerous research papers appear on a regular basis in academic journals, as well as articles and comments in analytical periodicals and the media.

From 2008 to 2015, the EDB Centre for Integration Studies supervised the publication of the quarterly  Journal of Eurasian Economic Integration, which ran research articles, reviews, interviews, and quarterly chronicles on regional integration in the Russian language. Over that eight-year period, the journal published 29 issues with a total of more than 260 articles. The range of the Centre’s periodicals is complemented by the annual Eurasian Integration Yearbook. The six yearbooks that came off the press in 2008-2013 contained English versions of selected articles from the Journal of Eurasian Economic Integration, regional integration chronicles, and other materials.

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Contacts

191014, Russia, St. Petersburg,
Paradnaya Str., 7
Tel: +7 (812) 320 44 41 (ext.2413)
E-mail: centre@eabr.org