The Department carries out research work on social, economic, and energy issues in Russia and foreign countries, monitors the implementation of the Action Plan of the Analytical Center.
Key topics for research carried out by experts of the Department include analysis of social and economic development in Russia at national and regional levels, study of global economic problems (including development issues of the CIS countries), and assessment of their possible consequences and prospects for Russia and beyond.
Currently, the Department publishes monthly bulletins on current trends in Russian and global economy. Since 2014, experts of the Department have taken part in preparing the Report on Human Development in the Russian Federation (Report 2014, Report 2015, Report 2016). In 2015, the Department took part in the publication of a study called Energy Subsidies in the Modern World. G-20 Countries.