The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions held anotherjoint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development on March 31, 2015. This time Professor Ruben Enikolopov from New Economic School presented his paper "Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan".
The Higher School of Economics is among the top four universities ranked by the Council on Enhancing the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities. HSE is the only university participating in the project to have kept its leading position in the ranking. The university’s Vice Rector, Maria Yudkevich, who also presented HSE’s Roadmap at the Council’s meeting in Tomsk, talks about how the university was able to achieve this and describes what HSE has set as its priorities in the next stage of the fight to enter the list of the world’s strongest universities.
4th workshop in the series of the ICSID-CSDSI seminars took place at the Higher School of Economics on March 17, 2015. Michael Rochlitz, Assistant professor at the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences / School of Political Science, presented his paper "Performance Incentives and Economic Growth: Regional Officials in Russia and China".
A new article "Current state and problems of the legal society: a view of attorneys", written by IIMS director Andrei Yakovlev and ICSID junior research fellow Anton Kazun, appeared in the "Practice of Law" journal.
Lauren McCarthy, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Associate Research Fellow in the HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development. She will talk about her research on Russian law enforcement and human trafficking at the XVI April Conference. The HSE English News service asked her about her experience of living and working as an international researcher in Moscow.
Boris Kuznetsov, the leading research fellow of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, delivered a series of lectures on modern Russian economy for Master students at the Università Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy) as well as several lectures on the problems of Russian economy at Venice International University.
Another workshop of the ICSID-CSDSI seminar series was held at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development on March 3, 2015.
On 7-10th April 2015 the HSE, supported by the World Bank will be holding the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Top political scientists, sociologists and economists, government officials and businessmen will discuss the burning issues we are facing today; should we take the path of international integration, how can we resolve the current economic crisis and where should we look for new drivers of economic growth? Andrei Yakovlev and Fuad Aleskerov told the HSE news website about what novelties and special events the conference has in store.
A new article «Bypassing weak institutions in a large late-comer economy» co-authored by IIMS leading research fellow Ksenia Gonchar appeared in the «Journal of Institutional Economics», one of the most highly-regarded academic periodicals.
International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development hosted a second workshop of the joint Research Seminar series on Diversity and Development by NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions and HSE ICSID on February 17,2015.