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SITE’s Development Day Conference Showcases Strategies to Strengthen Sanctions on Russia

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) hosted its highly anticipated annual Development Day conference at the Stockholm School of Economics on December 5. The event brought together experts, policymakers, and industry representatives to explore effective measures to reduce financing to the Russian war machine, contain the Russian economy, and support Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts, all while winning the information war.

Under the theme of “Taking Action for a Secure Future”, the conference featured a series of insightful presentations and engaging discussions. Attendees had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the multifaceted challenges posed by Russia’s aggressive actions and explore innovative strategies to counter them.

“We are thrilled to have brought together such a diverse and knowledgeable group of individuals who are committed to addressing the complex issues surrounding Russian influence,” said Anders Olofsgård, Deputy Director of SITE. “Our annual Development Day conferences serve as platforms for sharing ideas, fostering collaboration, and ultimately working towards a more secure and stable world.”

The Ukrainian Government’s view

Vladyslav Vlasiuk, Sanctions Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The Russia sanctions as a human rights instrument: Violations of export controls regarding war-critical goods to Russia

Aage Borchgrevink, Senior Advisor at The Norwegian Helsinki Committee. See and download the presentation here!

Reducing Russian government revenues

Petras Katinas, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. See and download the presentation here!

Daniel Spiro, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Uppsala University. See and download the presentation here!

Chloé Le Coq, Professor of Economics, University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, Economics and Law Research Center (CRED). See and download the presentation here!

Yuliia Pavytska, Manager of the Sanctions Programme at KSE Institute. See and download the presentation here!

Reducing the Russian economic capacity

Benjamin Hilgenstock, Senior Economist at Kyiv School of Economics Institute. See and download the presentation here!

Eric Livny, Lead Regional Economist for Central Asia at EBRD. See and download the presentation here!

Michael Koch, Director at Swedish National Board of Trade. See and download the presentation here!

The Swedish Government’s Perspective

Håkan Jevrell, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade.

Concluding remarks

Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE, and Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of the Kyiv School of Economics.

Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who participated during this year’s SITE Development Day conference “How to undermine the Russian war effort and support Ukraine” on December 5th, 2023, at the Stockholm School of Economics. We hope to see you all again in the next Development Day conference.