The Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) was founded in April 1997, and is one of the first research institutes to have been established at the Higher School of Economics. The institute focuses on the empirical analysis of business behaviors, market development, competition policy, the business climate and relations between business and government.
In March 2021 the HSE University and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) were awarded an institutional partnership grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to foster cooperation between these two institutions and to involve in it a broader group of younger fellows and doctoral students. On May 27th this project will start with a digital workshop "Varieties of Populism in East and West" (deadline for submission is April 23rd; for more info about the workshop see the link at the end of the news). We interviewed Professor Dr. Katharina Bluhm, director of the Institute for East European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, about the goals of this project and prospects of cooperation between the HSE University and the FUB.
Andrei Yakovlev presented the results of the joint HSE University & Russian Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs project about the impact of the COVID-19 crises on IT and tourism. The paper was presented during a virtual event "The Russian Private Sector Today: Challenges and Prospects in a Post-Pandemic World" organized by the NYU Jordan Center and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
A review article based on the results of the first workshop that was organised by three divisions of HSE University with the suppost of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs was published on the HSE University website. This workshop focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the IT-industry and its development prospects.
Today, on the 1st of February, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) celebrates its 10th Anniversary. We asked one of the founders and leading research fellow of the Center Timothy Frye, professor at Columbia University, to tell us more about the ICSID history and its future.
HSE has started recruitment for post-doctoral positions for the next academic year. Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) has proposed 2 research topics for postdoctoral fellows: Public Procurement and Enterprise Competitiveness and Effectiveness.
“International Public Management Journal” published online a new article “Public service motivation and sectoral employment in Russia: New perspectives on the attraction vs. socialization debate " by J. Gans-Morse, A. Kalgin, A. Klimenko, D. Vorobyev and the IIMS director A. Yakovlev.
On November 26, the IIMS and ICSID director Andrei Yakovlev was invited to the BRI online-forum (China) on Global Cooperation of Public Health and SMEs Innovation & Development as a key-note speaker and gave a lecture "The response of Russian Firms to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis – the cases of IT and tourism".
On the 21st of October an article "Public procurement transaction costs: a country-level assessment" by Olga Balaeva, Andrei Yakovlev, Yuliya Rodionova and Daniil Esaulov was published online in the "Public Money & Management"
A new article by deputy director of the ICSID E. Borisova, V. Bryzgalin and research fellow of the IIMS I. Levina 'Trust and economic growth: Is there a relation?' was published in the "Voprosy Ekonomiki" (2020, 10)
A new article "Friendly Bureaucrats, Formal Rules, and Firms' Investment Decisions: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Russia" by IIMS and ISCID director Andrei Yakovlev and ISCID senior research fellow Denis Ivanov was accepted for publication in "International Journal of Emerging Markets".