Laureates 2020

The Ceremony of Awarding International Leontief Medal “For Contribution to Economic Reforms” the laureates 2020  was held in the Parade Pavilion of the Peter and Paul Fortress in the framework of the annual international conference Leontief Readings on September, 11, 2021. 
The ceremony was opened by Irina Karelina, Director-General of the Leontief Centre, and Sergey Vasiliev, Chairman of the Public Committee for Awarding at the Leontief Centre, Academic Supervisor of the Leontief Centre; Leontief Medal “For Achievements in Economy” Laureate (2003). 
Due to the epidemiological situation, the ceremony was held in a mixed format - face-to-face and online.
The laureates were presented by Aleksey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, laureate of the medal "For Contribution to Economic Reform" (2006) and Sergey Vasiliev.  
After greetings and congratulations the Medals were awarded and the laureates’ lectures were presented.
The 2020 Laureates of the International Leontief Medal «For Contribution to Economic Reforms» are: 
Evsey Gurvich Oraz Zhandosov

Akademic Supervisor of the Economic Expert Group,
Senior Fellow, Research
Financial Institute of the Ministry of Finance
of the Russian Federation 


Chairman of the National Bank of the
Republic of Kazakhstan (1996-1998),
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1999),
Director of the Center for Economic Analysis "Rakurs"

medal number 43,
for outstanding services in the development of macroeconomic theory,
active participation in the development of economic policy in Russia
and the implementation of economic reforms, educational and publicistic activities

medal number 44,
for outstanding services in reforming the economy of Kazakhstan

Laureate Lecture:

The Destiny of the Pension System as a Mirror of the Russian Reforms

Laureate Lecture:

National Fund of Kazakhstan: Creation, Evolution, Challenges