16 September 2020

On September 15 in Moscow in a videoconferencing mode the Deputy Chairman of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States - Andrey Yevgenyevich Kosarev delivered a presentation on the theme: “Purchasing power parity of currencies: measuring the scale and the structure of economies”.

The presentation highlighted the prerequisites which laid the foundation for the Global Programme of International Comparisons, the historical background on the stages of carrying-out the calculations, the main theoretical and practical aspects of international comparisons based on the purchasing power parity of currencies and the results of the 2017 cycle were presented as well.

The representatives of the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the representatives of the national statistical services of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, the representatives of ROSTAT, the representatives of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the senior executives and the higher-education teaching personnel of the Higher School of Economics (RF), more than 10 recognized expert economists and statisticians of the international level took part in the event.

Following the results of the presentation the discussion of the results of the 2017 cycle took place, Andrey Kosarev answered questions of current interest related to calculation methodology and plans for conducting the upcoming Global Programme for International Comparisons - 2020 cycle.


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