The XV April International Conference on Economic and Social Development
The conference opens on the 1st April 2014 at the HSE with the participation of the World Bank and the IMF. The Deputy Chairman of the Conference Programme Committee Andrei Yakovlev spoke about some of the key sessions, lectures and seminars to look out for.
In the first part of the day on 1st April we will continue our tradition of holding two plenary discussions, one on Macroeconomics and the other on the Innovational and Social aspects of Development. The government’s chief economics advisors will be attending. Ronald Inglehart, Head of theLaboratory of Comparative Social Research at HSE St Petersburg, the leading Russian expert on Social Policy Issues Lilya Ovcharova, Harvard professor Peter Hall, Professor of the Berlin Free University, Katharina Blum, Dean of the Economics Faculty, Moscow State University Alexander Auzan and others will take part in other plenary discussions on Cultural Evolution and Modernisation, Social Policy and Government, Institutional Variation in Contemporary Economics.
Among the honoured guests giving lectures there will be Harvard Professor of Russian History, Richard Pipes, Famous Italian political analyst at the University of Florence, Leonardo Morlino, Professor of the University of Maryland, Sebastian Galiani, leading specialist on researching Human Capital Professor Isaac Ehrlich and others.
This year at the conference we will be holding series of special seminars, organised by the HSE international laboratories and their foreign partners. Some of the highlights will be a workshop in English lead by Ronald Inglehart on ‘Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization’, and the special seminars ‘An Analysis of developing markets and international trade’ (led by Professor Jacques-Francois Tiss), ‘Variation, Social Interaction and Economic Development’ (led by Professor Shlomo Weber at the International Laboratory, Russian Economic School) and ‘Long-term prognosis in research, technology and innovation: the challenge for science and technology policy’ (led by Professor Leonid Gokhberg).
There will also be two seminars for aspirantura and doctoral students — EACES-HSE PhD seminar (it has been running for three years now with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies) and the HSE PhD seminar in Finance organised by experts at the HSEDepartment of Finance in cooperation with a number of colleagues from other countries.
recorded by Ludmila Mezentseva, HSE News Service Portal
The creation of the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) contributed to the development of mutual trade between their member countries. That process picked up pace significantly starting in 2019. Still, it is too early to say that the efforts by EAEU member states to achieve economic integration have been an unqualified success. This problem is the focus of a joint report that a group of experts from Russia (HSE), Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan presented at the XXIII Yasin International Academic Conference organised by HSE University in April.
Representatives of More than 30 Countries Took Part in the XXIII Yasin International Academic Conference
The XXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development has come to a close at HSE University. In 2022, more than 3,000 participants took part in the event, including 250 registered foreign representatives—almost 10% more than last year.
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What risks is the Russian financial system facing today? What is the Central Bank of Russia going to do to mitigate them? Why do we need a high key rate? Has the regulator changed its approach to the building of forex reserves? Will the regulator remain hawkish on cryptocurrencies? Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia, answered these and other questions during a round table entitled ‘Russia’s Financial Sector under New Global Conditions’. The event was held as part of the XXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.
‘The Northern Sea Route Is an Efficient Transport Communication Channel to Deliver Goods Sold on Trade Platforms’
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In recent years, advanced technologies for creating deepfake images have made it almost impossible to distinguish them from real photos and videos. Researchers discussed the future development of deepfakes and how to protect yourself from new types of fraud during the round-table discussion ‘Fake News: An Interdisciplinary Approach’ as part of the XXIII Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.