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.
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.
The prestigious National Award 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 in Applied Economics is given once every two years for outstanding published papers that analyse the Russian economy at the country, industry, regional, or company level.
An article "Markets of joint products: A theoretical model and policy implications" was published in the "Russian Journal of Economics " in July 2015. The paper was co-authored by the IIMS researcher Andrey Shastitko.
Leonid Polishchuk , Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Head of the HSE Laboratory for Applied Analysis of Institutions and Social Capital, presented his paper “Institutions and Visa Regimes”(co-authored with C.Gracheva, K. Schoors and A. Yarkin) at the joint ICSID-CSDSI workshop held at Malaya Ordynka on February 9th.
Papers by several IIMS research fellows were included in the list of top 15 research projects of HSE in 2015, according to Opec.ru.
ICSID post-doc research fellow Israel Marques took part in the meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association that was held in San Francisco, USA, on January 2, 2016.
Another seminar of the IIMS research seminar series "Institutional problems of the Russian economy" was held at HSE on December 3, 2015.
Elizabeth Plantan, Ph.D. candidate in Government at Cornell University, discusses her work at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID HSE) and life in Russia.
Companies with decentralized management systems are, on average, more effective than firms where the CEO tries to control everything. The risk of centralization is higher if the company is managed by families. These were the main findings of the recent research by Irina Levina, research fellow at the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.