Saturday, December 16, 2017

Astana Club Nobel laureate Alexander Maltsev discusses economic research

Alexander A. Maltsev, an assistant professor of world economy at Ural State Economic University and recipient of Astana Club's 2014 Youth Nobel Laureate Grant, discussed his research with a delegation from the Eurasia Youth Forum last month.

"Occupation science opens up a huge scope for self-realization and scientific creativity," Maltsev said. "The research work provides an opportunity to defend their position, to debate and bring to completion their ideas."

Twenty-eight-year-old Maltsev has published several books and more than a dozen articles. Many of his articles have been featured in leading academic journals. In addition to his grant from the Astana Club, Maltsev has had his research recognized by the Sverdlovsk Governor's Club for Young Scientists and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Maltsev's most recent award-winning social sciences research analyzes the relativistic evolution of economic theory.

"I was able to prove that over the centuries, the emergence of new technologies has led to institutional shifts, causing changes in the development of economic science," Maltsev said. "Central objective of the study was to reveal the potential of the method of analysis of the relativistic evolution of economic theory. The advantage of this approach is the inability to classify the economic teachings of the past in terms of a priori 'better' or 'worse' because of its built the premise that the statement of scientific problems is determined by socio-economic context of lived period."

Maltsev is a strong supporter of the Astana Club's work and credits its Economic Forum for encouraging social scientific solutions to many of the issues facing the global economy.

"I was once again convinced that solutions to contemporary problems of the world economy requires the mobilization potential of the entire expert community--representatives from all branches of knowledge," Maltsev said. "Forum in Astana is a platform where literally in one room you can listen to the reports of an entire galaxy of outstanding scientists."

Later in the interview, Maltsev revealed that he reads two to three scientific books each month. While teaching at USUE, the young scientist includes English and Latin-language books in his lists of required readings to help students enhance their language skills.