In October 2016 Canada – the sixth world largest oil producer and the fourth largest oil exporter – ratified Paris Agreement on Climate Change and took unbinding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The federal carbon pricing backstop from the beginning of 2018 is the main policy tool for GHG emissions reduction. Canada became the second largest oil producer following Norway, who introduced GHG emissions pricing. Considering the increasing risk of mandatory global and/or regional mechanisms of payments for carbon emission introduction Canada decided to give national oil producers and consumers necessary time to get prepared to this risk in a preemptive regime. The aim of the article is to evaluate the impact of carbon pricing on projected oil production in Canada using scenario modelling of oil demand and production. We show first that carbon tax will not considerably impact oil production in Canada. Second, capacity of US oil refining to absorb expanding amounts of heavy Canadian oil as well as the lack of export infrastructure could restrict Canada’s oil production growth.
The paper presents an opinion of one of the architectures of the «500 Days Reform» interviewed by the Editor- in-Chief, «ECO» Monthly. The author finds that the reform has not solved its key objective such as to increase the efficiency of our economy.
The problem of finding ways to ensure the quality of education at all levels of the educational system is particularly important. So currently, in accordance with the analytical report of the Federal Institute for educational measurement by results of EGE on the mathematician in 2012 (http://www.fipi.ru/binaries/1354/2.1.pdf only 16% of the graduates can plan for obtaining technical education. One of the reasons for insufficient school of mathematical preparation is inefficient work of teachers of mathematics. Professional level of school teachers of mathematics does not always correspond necessary to ensure a high level of teaching students. Even the Moscow teachers make the same common mistakes.
The article discusses the problems of Russias statistics development arising in connection with the completion of the transition period. It seems problematic to meet new challenges without active participation of the expert community. Therefore, the issues of cooperation with it are considered.
The aim of this paper is to identify the characteristics of business models in Russian agribusiness companies. The article provides the definition of "business model" concept, examines the theoretical aspects of this phenomenon on the basis of value chain approach and analyzes directions to formation and research business models in agribusiness. The empirical research is based on a qualitative method (analyzing in-depth interviews). 28 in-depth interviews were fulfilled with representatives of the Russian agroindustrial companies. Drawing on the results of the empirical research, characteristics of the business models in Russian agribusiness companies are identified. The results of the research expand the theoretical framework of business models in Russian agroindustrial companies and also can be used by Russian agribusiness firms to update the current business model as well as to generate a brand new one.