Yaroslav Lissovolik

  • Business model innovation in EM: towards a BRICS+ business model

    Business model innovation in EM: towards a BRICS+ business model

    In the discussions on the future evolution of the BRICS+ format the macro perspective as well as the geo-political/geo-economic view frequently overshadow the micro-level discussions regarding new business models and firm-to-firm modes of cooperation to be employed by entrepreneurs. In reality, the BRICS+ construct as a macro-level concept that envisages various forms of international cooperation…

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  • Singapore trip notes (part 2)

    Singapore trip notes (part 2)

    In Singapore you come to realize that this is the ultimate frontier of the world economy – the country is faced with a plethora of challenges and constraints that it has to constantly monitor, evaluate and deliver an effective response. It also has to devise long-term plans of how these challenges are to be met…

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  • Singapore trip notes (part 1)

    Singapore trip notes (part 1)

    “One arm of my strategy was to make Singapore into an oasis in Southeast Asia, for if we had First World standards, then businessmen and tourists would make us a base for their business and tours in the region”            — Lee Kuan Yew Last week I was in Singapore with a full week of…

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  • China trip notes

    China trip notes

    I visited Beijing from April 11 to April 20th to meet with representatives of China’s corporates, universities and think-tanks. My overall impression is that while consumption and tourism are yet recover more emphatically from the pandemic lows, there are no signs of a “confidence crisis” or loss of direction. What was perhaps most encouraging was…

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  • BRICS expansion: new geographies and spheres of cooperation. Editorial for the special Issue of BRICS Journal of Economics.

    BRICS expansion: new geographies and spheres of cooperation. Editorial for the special Issue of BRICS Journal of Economics.

    BRICS+ Analytics is proud to present a special issue of the BRICS Journal of Economics under the title: “Changing the Global Monetary and Financial Architecture: The Role of BRICS-Plus”. Yaroslav Lissovolik, the Founder of BRICS+ Analytics, contributed the editorial article to this special issue and served as the issue’s co-editor. The articles of the special…

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  • What can China do to turn the tables around?

    What can China do to turn the tables around?

    Discussions on what could be done by China to revitalize its post-Covid growth performance are at the center of the global policy debate – while the 5.2% GDP growth in 2023 was above the 5% target, the overall growth trajectory last year underperformed market’s expectations. With the world economy becoming so dependent on China’s performance…

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  • On the modalities of a coordinated G20 stimulus

    On the modalities of a coordinated G20 stimulus

    The global economy appears to have coped with recessionary risks that were stoked by high interest rates and inflation throughout the 2022-2023 period. As noted by the IMF’s Chief economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, “the global economy continues to display remarkable resilience, with inflation declining steadily and growth holding up. We are very far from a global…

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  • The gravity pull of economic “soft power”

    The gravity pull of economic “soft power”

    The increasing number of developing economies lining up to join the BRICS bloc raises questions on whether this appeal is transitory or based on long-term fundamental factors. At this stage one would struggle to come up with a unifying theme in the pattern of economic policies pursued by BRICS that would serve as a point…

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  • On the typology of regional integration blocs

    On the typology of regional integration blocs

    The widening array of regional integration arrangements across the global economy presents a variety of development models and structural features that may be amenable to broad characterization and classification. Some of the approaches in the past included the classification of regional blocs according to the level of economic integration reached – customs union, FTA or…

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  • What scope for more regionalism in G20?

    What scope for more regionalism in G20?

    The entry of the African Union (AU) into G20 proclaimed in 2023 is to be tested this year in terms of the contribution that this regional bloc can deliver to the decision-making at the global level. With South Africa taking chairmanship in the G20 in 2025, there may be a window of opportunity in the…

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