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Winners of the National Award in Applied Economics 2016 Announced

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.

New publication

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.

Joint ICSID-CSDSI seminar

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.

Top-15. Most interesting research at HSE in 2015

Papers by several IIMS research fellows were included in the list of top 15 research projects of HSE in 2015, according to Opec.ru. 

ASSA Meeting in San Francisco

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. 

Nepotism or Competition?

Another seminar of the IIMS research seminar series "Institutional problems of the Russian economy" was held at HSE on December 3, 2015. 

HSE has been a great home base for me to return and recharge my batteries

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.

Management Decentralization Contributes to Better Business

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.

Children of Business Moguls Expect to Retire Early

Ambiguous attitudes held by the heirs of Russian moguls may affect the future of the country's big businesses. On one hand, the children of wealthy Russian business owners have an excellent headstart – they are well-educated and generally share their parents' values. Yet on the other hand, they are not likely to become selfless workaholics. Instead, they tend to be more hedonistic than their parents and less inclined to devote their entire life to building the family business. Most Russian business heirs expect to retire early and switch to hobbies, recreation and entertainment in their mid-life. Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, professor of the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, is the first Russian researcher to study the mindsets of heirs of biggest Russian fortunes.

Public procurement in detail

"Empirical Analysis of the Public Procurement System in Russia" is a title of a new book edited by A. A. Yakovlev, O. A. Demidova and E. A. Podkolzina. Presentation and discussion of the book took place at the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies on September 30th.