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Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Historical Legacies of Communism: Modern Politics, Society, and Economic Development

Libman A., Anastassia V. Obydenkova.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Book chapter

Dallago B., Casagrande S., Brezinski H. et al.

In bk.: The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Economic Systems. Routledge, 2023. Ch. 38. P. 710-733.

Working paper
Pro-social Rule Breaking: Evidence From Public Procurement

Silvestrovich K., Tkachenko A., Yakovlev A. A.

Working Papers. SSRN, 2022

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.

Illustration for news: Holiday Greetings to our Colleagues and Partners

Holiday Greetings to our Colleagues and Partners

In warm appreciation of our association during the past year, we wish you a very happy Christmas, joy, prosperity and every success throughout the coming year. We look forward to working with you in 2023!

New publication

An article “Tourism industry in a ‘new reality’ and regional development opportunities: the case of Russia” by Andrei Yakovlev, Olga Balaeva, Marina Predvoditeleva and Nina Ershova has been published online in Area Development and Policy.

Aleksanteri Institute workshop “New Per­spect­ives on Rus­sia and Eurasia”

Andrei Yakovlev presented the paper "Vari­et­ies of Cap­it­al­ism: Which Model Did Rus­sia Choose?" at the Aleksanteri Institute workshop on October 11th, 2022.

BOFIT Research Seminar

Andrei Yakovlev spoke at the BOFIT research seminar on October 10th.

8th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Conference

The Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (in collaboration with the Democracy Institute of Central European University) is organizing the 8th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Annual International Conference in Budapest, on 24-25 November 2022.

Andrey Tkachenko has defended his PhD thesis

Andrey Tkachenko, a senior research fellow at IIMS, has successfully defended his PhD thesis ”Essays on market structure, competition, and political connection in public procurement” at the Bocconi University (Italy).

An article in the Journal of Institutional Studies

An article by Andrei Yakovlev, Andrey Tkachenko, Milena Emelianova and Olga Balaeva titled "Reputation and Trust in the Russian Public Procurement System" has been published in the Journal of Institutional Studies. 

Institute of World Economics Conference

Andrei Yakovlev presented his paper "Evolution of State-Business Relations in Post-Soviet Russia" at the international conference organized by Institute of World Economics (Hungary) on March 24th. This year's conference theme was "Contemporary Varieties of Capitalism: cutting-edge debates and recent tendencies in the East-Central and Eastern European region". 

The changing perceptions of corruption during the Covid-19 pandemic in Russia

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has released an eBook titled "Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies". Along with other European scholars interested in public procurement, IIMS researchers Polina Detkova, Pavel Pronin, Andrey Tkachenko and Andrei Yakovlev contributed to the book with the chapter "Changing perceptions of corruption during the Covid-19 pandemic in Russia". 

The BRI Forum: Seminar on Sustainable Development, Sustainability and the Private Economy

"Seminar on Sustainable Development, Sustainability, and the Private Economy" was conducted on December 10 as part of the BRI Forum, and was hosted by the Centre For Research of Private Economy (CRPE), the School of Economics, and the Ningbo Centre for Sci. & Tec (Zhejiang University).