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.
ICSID researchers took part in an international workshop «Political elites and political rents under electoral authoritarianism: evidence from Russia and beyond» that was held at the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, on April 3, 2017.
Another session of the regular Research Seminar on Diversity and Development organized by ICSID and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions took place on March 28, 2017. The event was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy”.
ICSID Leading Research Fellow Ekaterina Borisova was invited to take part in a seminar organized by the Laboratory for Labour Market Studies (LLMS) and the Centre for Labour Market Studies (CLMS) on March 14, 2017. Ekaterina presented her paper «Bridging or bonding? Preferences for redistribution and social capital in Russia» (co-authored by Denis Ivanov, Research Fellow at ICSID).