In a joint research event of International Center for Study of Institutions and development and scientific workshop «Political Economy» NES-HSE held a lecture of Postdoctoral Fellow of the Department of Politics of the Princeton University James Lo on the topic of «Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition: A New Measure and Test Using Election Manifestos»
Generally, Russian businesses are fairly resistant to external shocks. Many enterprises have not only survived the 2008 crisis, but have increased their market share since then. Major companies with foreign owners and those investing in restructuring and modernisation have a better chance of success, according to Boris Kuznetsov, Professor at the Department of Economic Analysis of Organizations and Markets and co-author of the study 'The impact of industrial strategies on resilience to external shocks and on the post-crisis development trends'
Professor William Pyle from Middlebury Collage gave a seminar about research into Russia's business lobby. In 2014, together with Finnish economist Laura Solanko, he received the National Award for Applied Economics, which was established by organizations including the HSE.
Jordan Gans-Morse, Assistant Professor of Department of Political Science (Northwestern University, USA) spoke about his scientific work and life in Russia.
Contemporary Russia’s political system is becoming more and more similar to the Chinese one, while the Chinese economy is demonstrating stable growth and the Russian one is stagnating. Andrey Yakovlev , Professor at the HSE Department of Theory and Practice of Public Administration, believes that the Chinese were able to effectively use the methods of governance they adopted from the USSR. His paper ‘Incentives in the System of Public Administration and the Economic Growth’ was presented at the conference ‘Challenges for Economic Policy in the New Environment’
Director of IIMS A. Yakovlev made a scientific report in the Institute of Economics and Finance Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies A. Yakovlev went to short-list of Yegor Gaidar Award 2014 in category « For the outstanding contribution in economics».
The staff of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development took part in 14th Annual Aleksanteri Conference, Restructuring State and Society in Russia. 22-24 October, 2014 in Helsinki.
Research fellow International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development Denis Ivanov, made a report «What Is the Relationship between Trust and Preferences for Redistribution in Russia?» At the conference «Public Goods through Private Eyes Project concluding conference», which was held October 9-10 in Warsaw.
At Columbia University in New York, a seminar on ‘The Political Economy of Russia’ was held jointly by the International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.