HSE Experts Presented a Paper in Paris
In early July 2013, a joint academic conference of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The University of Oxford, and the British Open University, took place in France. The conference was dedicated to the problems of welfare economics and was held in the OECD headquarters in Paris. Several HSE experts took part in the event.
Maria Sheluntsova, Associate Professor at the HSE Perm Department of Financial Management, and Tatiana Kossova, Associate Professor at the Subdepartment of Public Administration and Public Economics, presented their paper ‘Social Discount Rate for Russia: sectors imbalances and value selection’.
The presentation provoked a stimulating discussion. Many of the questions from the conference participants were about Russian practices of evaluating public sector investment projects, as well as questions about the opportunity to apply developed methodological solutions for evaluating the social component of private sector projects.
Presentations by other experts covered studies and their results in the economics of health care, education, and labour, and involved issues of healthy lifestyle development, decreasing poverty, inequality, environment and quality of life improvement.
On November 7-9, Astana hosted the third International Conference of the Eurasian Association for Educational Assessment (EAOKO), one of the organizers of which was HSE's Institute of Education.
In St. Petersburg, the third international conference ‘Industrial Organization and Spatial Economics’, organized by the HSE’s “International Laboratory for the Theory of Markets and Spatial Economics” has come to an end. The participants talked about how to study competition, the similarities and differences of regional economies, and whether it is possible to create a robot-economist.
At the end of July, Professor Andrey Tyutnev of HSE’s Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) became the only Russian presenter at the13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference organized in California under the auspices of NASA. Professor Tyutnev presented two reports prepared with colleagues from the Higher School of Economics and the Lavochkin Research and Production Association.
A young scientists’ conference organized by the European Consortium for Political Research recently took place at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Students of the HSE Institute of Education’s Master’s programme on Contemporary Political Conflicts organized a session called ‘Political Power & Foreign Policy Analysis’.
Dr. Marek Dabrowski, CASE Fellow at the CASE — Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw, Poland, has participated in every HSE April Conference since 2001, missing just the 2000 inaugural event. A professor with decades of experience in the field of economics, Dr. Dabrowski’s current areas of expertise range from monetary and fiscal policies and political economies in transition to perspectives on European integration and European Neighborhood Policy. In advance of next week’s XV HSE April Conference, Dr. Dabrowski kindly took part in a brief interview with the HSE News Service.
On May 17th-18th 2013, the first international conference for users of the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey will take place at the HSE. The deadline for application is March 25th 2013.
From April 2 – 5 the HSE, with the support of the World Bank and IMF will be holding the XIV April International Conference on Economic and Social Development. Andrey Yakovlev, deputy head of the committee, told us about the preliminary programme of the forum.
Political Scientists at an International Roundtable in the Public Policy Department, Put Public Protest under the Microscope
The Department of Public Policy at the Higher School of Economics organised a roundtable on "Problems of Global Governance in Modern Political Science" at the VI Congress of Russian Political Science, held at Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs on 22-24th of November. The round table was co-chaired by D.G. Zaytsev, Associate Professor of the Public Policy Department and A.N.Potsar, Associate Professor of the Public Policy Department.
The Second International Moscow Finance Conference took place recently at the HSE International College of Economics and Finance. Carsten Sprenger, Head of the HSE Laboratory of Financial Economics and one of the conference’s organizers, told us about the event.
On October 19th and 20th 2012, the 3rd International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers ‘The Birth and Revival of Universities’ took place at the HSE.