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 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, 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 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.
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 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".
"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).
"The Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training” (BIRT) at the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) offer 1- 2 fellowships for the maximum duration of 12 months.
The 16th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference took place on September 13-17th. Andrey Tkachenko, Yuliya Rodionova and Milena Obuscharova presented their papers during the contributed paper sessions among the other HSE scholars.
An article «Composition of the ruling elite, incentives for productive usage of rents, and prospects for Russia’s limited access order» by Andrei Yakovlev was published on the Post-Soviet Affairs website.
Bocconi University, in partnership with Policies for Smart Specialisation (POLISS), is organising the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference which will take place at Bocconi University in Milan from 26th to 28th January 2022.