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. The IIMS is comprised of:
- a laboratory for market studies (headed by Svetlana Avdasheva);
- a laboratory for financial market studies (headed by Yuriy Danilov);
- a group for monitoring industrial enterprise behavior (headed by Tatyana Dolgopyatova).
Among other key researchers deserving mention are Boris Kuznetsov, Victoriya Golikova, Ksenia Gonchar.
The director of the institute is Andrey Yakovlev.
On November 15, 2016 ICSID held another session of its regular research Seminar on Diversity and Development in cooperation with NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions and the seminar “Political Economy”.
On 3rd November International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Laboratory for Labor Market Studies and Centre for Labour Market Studies held the joint seminar, where the paper «Dynamics of Inequality and Convergence after Transition – Evidence from Russia» was presented.
On 28th October in the International Center for Study of Institutions and Development Ilja Viktorov, PhD, researcher, Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, presented his report entitled «The Swedish employers and the wage-earner funds debate during the crisis of Fordism in the 1970s and 1980s».
In the last number RUSSIAN ANALYTICAL DIGEST was published article «What Are the Russian Elites Going to Build?» (author A. Yakovlev). This paper reflects the results of a research project funded within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).
Israel Marques and Thomas Remington took part in the International Summer School on Educational Finance that was held on July 3-10 in Beijing. The event was organized by the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University (CIEFR) and HSE Institute of Education.
Higher School of Economics in Moscow hosted a 5th annual conference of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) «Political Economy of Inequality» on June 20-22, 2016.
The prestigious National Award in Applied Economics 2016 has been granted to Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, and Evgeny Yakovlev, Professor and Director of the New Economic School Data Centre, for their paper ‘The Unequal Enforcement Of Liberalization: Evidence From Russia's Reform Of Business Regulation’. The National Award ceremony took place on April 20, 2016 as part of the XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.