On May 19, Law and Public Policy Institute held a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Securing attorneys’ independence: Russian and international practices”. Andrei Yakovlev, director of the ICSID, and Anton Kazun, ICSID junior research fellow, presented their paper “Collective appraisal by attorneys of the quality of law enforcement in Russia as a tool of increasing attorneys’ independence”.
On April 28 the International Centrer for the Study of Institutions and Development hosted another seminar held together with NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions. This time Professor Evgeny Yakovlev presented a report entitled “How persistent are consumption habits: Micro-evidence from Russia” (joint with Lorenz Kueng).
IIMS director Andrei Yakovlev comments in German weekly ZEIT described the main obstacles for the resumption of economic growth in Russia.
As HSE’s XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development draws to a close on April 10, international participants comment on their experience and share their impressions.
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.