iCare6 Helps Mark 20th Anniversary of HSE Perm
On September 20-21, the Perm campus of the Higher School of Economics hosted the sixth International Conference on Applied Research in Economics (iCare6), an event that focuses on research with applications to and implications for real-life problems. The conference acronym reflects its motto: iCare = I care.
Held as part of the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of HSE Perm, this year’s conference brought together faculty, independent scholars, practitioners, and PhD students to discuss a wide range of subjects, including empirical corporate finance, experimental economics and finance, labour economics, and international economics.
‘The agenda and keynote speakers in 2018 really reflect the aim of the conference to focus on research that has applications to and implications for real-life problems’, said Neil Kellard, Professor of Finance at the Essex Business School (University of Essex) and a member of the Conference Programme Committee. ‘As always with the conference, I was looking for excellent research papers that cover a wide variety of important topics for the contemporary world. Again, that was seen this year, with special sessions on sustainable development, behavioural economics, public economics and cryptocurrencies to name just a few’.
John Rust, Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgetown University, gave a keynote address entitled ‘Has dynamic programming improved decision making?’, which discussed a powerful tool for solving a wide class of sequential decision making problems under uncertainty.
Apart from the paper topic of his keynote address, Professor Rust is currently involved in projects studying the dynamics of hotel and steel pricing. ‘Just last Friday I visited the headquarters of a major international steel company, which is providing us data to study and model their operations’, he said, noting that he was looking forward not only to sharing his own research but also to absorbing the other papers presented.
Professor Kellard, who greatly enjoys being part of the Conference Programme Committee, is currently collaborating with Professor Dmitri Vinogradov in the Faculty of Economics, Management, and Business Informatics at the HSE Campus in Perm and Professor Yousef Makhlouf of Nottingham Trent University on a study of inequality and financial development. Their research shows that although an increase in financial development can reduce inequality over a few years, in the long term, it increases inequality. In addition, he is currently working on three other lines of research: bubbles and crashes in commodity markets; firm behaviour in the European market for carbon, and inequality and financial development.
Professor Kellard had previously visited both Perm and Moscow. ‘I enjoyed visiting them both. In Perm I thought the opera was fantastic, whilst in Moscow, St Basil’s Cathedral and Moscow State University were very impressive!’, he said. The conference provided Professor Rust his first opportunity to visit Russia. ‘I am looking forward to eating some really good Russian food at the conference and maybe having a drink of fine Russian vodka too!’, he exclaimed.
Anna Chernyakhovskaya, specially for HSE News service
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at the University’s International Activities
On March 20, a conference of HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked to some of the university leaders about what has changed in their area of responsibility over this period.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Kantor, Head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier visited HSE on Wednesday, 13 February, to give a lecture and meet with faculty and students. In addition to Professor Kantor and students of his International Laboratory, Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov and faculty and students of the School of Philosophy and the HSE Lyceum were in attendance. Vice Rector Prostakov delivered the opening remarks.
Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.
The two universities have signed a student exchange agreement. Now HSE students will be able to spend a semester in Shenzhen, while Chinese students get to spend a semester at HSE.
On January 14, 2019, Professor Giovanni Tria spoke at HSE on contemporary globalization, including its consequences and problems. Below are the key highlights of his talk.