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.
HSE has started recruitment for post-doctoral positions for the next academic year. International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) has 5 proposals (announcements) on the topics of social capital, network analysis, economic history, collective action, and on a broader topic of political economy of development.
A series of methodological seminars within the framework of the project “Regional model of administration and development politics of industrial markets in Voronezh region” was held at Voronezh State University on February 13-14th, 2017.
Leading research fellows of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies Victoria Golikova and Boris Kuznetsov will take part in the 13th Workshop on family firm management research that will be held in Bilbao (Spain) on May 25-27, 2017.
Andrei Yakovlev, the Head of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, took part in the Conference on Eastern Europe's New Conservatives: Varieties and Explanations from Poland to Russia, which was held in Berlin on February 9-10, 2017.
Elena Podkolzina, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Institutional Studies at HSE, presented her paper "Corruption perception and competition in public procurement: empirical evidence from Russian regions" (co-authored with P. Detkova and A. Tkachenko) on January 31th, 2017.
Leading Research Fellow of the ICSID Ekaterina Borisova took part in a research seminar in Lucca (Italy)
Ekaterina presented her paper “Bridging or Bonding? Preferences for Redistribution and Social Capital in Russia” (co-authored with A. Govorun and D. Ivanov) at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca on December 24th, 2017.
HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions held another session of their Research Seminar on Diversity and Development. The event was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy”.