Vladimir Popov, research director of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is taking part in the Gaidar Forum in Moscow 16-18 January, and is participating in the Long Legacies: Persistence of Social, Spatial and Economic Trends over Centuries panel.
This topic is social mobility, world human development and inequality in well-being, and the persistence of spatial distributions and modern populations from ancient times.
Popov concentrated on developing countries in the discussion and said:
“In our world, there were only five cases of developing countries becoming developed countries. These are Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. All this happened after the Second World War. This is what we call an economic miracle and it captures the imagination of all economists around the world”.
The Gaidar Forum annually brings together individuals whose latest achievements have an impact on the social-and-economic development of regions and states and is the biggest forum dealing with economics trends in Russia.
This year’s forum includes Herman Van Rompuy, president emeritus of the European Council and former premier of Belgium (2008-2009), Dmitry Medvedev, prime minister of the Russian Federation, and Kai Aslak Mykkänen, Finnish minister for foreign trade and development.