The Research Team of the International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy Have Gathered at the HSE Perm
A meeting of the entire team of the International Laboratory for Intangible-driven Economy (ID Lab) is taking place at the HSE Perm. Professors have arrived from three foreign universities. The director of the laboratory, Angel Barajas will be spending about a month in Perm, and curators Felix Iturriaga, Fernandez-Jardon Fernandez and Dennis Coates, about two weeks.
The arrival of the foreign staff signals the beginning of a series of research seminars. The laboratory’s leading researchers will set out their ideas for the development of each sector. They intend to discuss several projects for articles in each of the lab’s areas of research. On the June 3, Angel Barajas and Elena Shakina showed the new members of the team the results of their 4 years work in a seminar on ‘The role of intangible assets in creating value: the differences between small, medium and large companies’.
On the first day of their visit, the guests planted a rowan tree near the main building on campus.
Director of ID Lab, Professor Angel Barajas is from the University of Vigo in Spain. He has been working with HSE perm since 2010 and is one of the leading specialists in evaluating football clubs, corporate finances and intellectual assets.
Carlos Fernandez-Jardon Fernandez, Professor of Econometrics, also at the University of Vigo, is in charge of ID Lab research into the behaviour of small and medium businesses. Besides knowing all the latest methods of quantitative data analysis, he has a whole row of publications on research into small and medium companies in developing markets which is of particular interest in Russia.
Professor at Valladolid University Felix Iturriaga leads ID Lab’s research into corporate finances, corporate management, and problems in large public companies. He has published many articles on the subject in top journals.
Professor Dennis Coates of the University of Maryland leads research at ID Lab on the economics of sport. He has published a great deal on the subject and will be making an analysis of intangible assets in sport and how to find and evaluate them. This could prove a highly relevant area of research with Russia becoming a major host to world sporting events.
The International Laboratory for Intangible-driven Economy grew out of a research group working on empirical corporate finances, intangible assets and intellectual capital. In 2010 there were just three academics working on the project. In 2013 international partners joined in (including the University of Vigo) and the size of the group has grown to 10 people.
‘Mirror Symmetry Was Discovered by Physicists, But Very Quickly Got the Attention of Mathematicians…’
The HSE International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms, which is among several international laboratories to recently open within the Higher School of Economics, was created in December 2016 as part of the Russian government’s mega-grants program. Below, the lab’s academic supervisor, Ludmil Katzarkov, along with deputy heads Valery Gritsenko and Viktor Przyjalkowski, explain why the laboratory is fully capable of becoming a unique multidisciplinary unit dedicated to the study of mirror symmetry, automorphic forms, and number theory.
On December 23, 2016, the HSE Academic Council approved the creation of four new laboratories: the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, the International Laboratory for Population and Health Studies, the International Laboratory of Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods, and the International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis.
The new International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms will open at HSE’s Faculty of Mathematics in 2017. This project, overseen by Ludmil Katzarkov (Professor at the University of Miami), won the Fifth Mega-Grants Competition of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The International Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) was established in 2010 in the first wave of a competition for government mega-grants to attract major academics from abroad to Russian universities. The famous American sociologist and political scientist Ronald Inglehart, Founding President of the World Values Survey and professor at the University of Michigan, became the laboratory’s first Academic Supervisor.
Research on game theory has a strong history in Russia, and this year’s opening of the new HSE International Laboratory for Game Theory and Decision-Making in St. Petersburg will only help it grow stronger. Leading the laboratory, which will include researchers from the St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, will be Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Moulin is a scholar who is known for his research contributions in mathematical economics, in particular in the fields of mechanism design, social choice, game theory and fair division.
'Establishing a Hub for Health Economics and Health Studies in Russia': Interview with Christopher Gerry
On June 15 the new international laboratory, Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy, was opened at HSE in St. Petersburg. The head of the laboratory Christopher Gerry tells us about the laboratory, its plans and prospects.
On June 26, the HSE Academic Council approved the opening of two new international laboratories. Specifically, the St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management will gain a laboratory for the study of healthcare economics, management, and policy, as well as a laboratory for game theory and decision-making. The labs' academic supervisors will be renowned international scholars.
It is five years since the HSE began setting up international laboratories. HSE’s Deputy Vice-Rector, Marina Litvintseva, Head of Laboratory for Algebraic Geometry, Fedor Bogomolov, and Ronald Inglehart and Eduard Ponarin from HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research reflect on the results of the work conducted last year and on the achievements of the laboratories.
Alfred J. Rieber, University Research Professor at Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), recently presented at the international conference ‘Russia in the First World War’, which was organized by the HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences and took place on June 3-5, 2014.