‘Our Experimental Economics Community Welcomes Everyone from Professors to Bachelor’s Students’
From September 19–27, 2023, the Third Pacific School Conference on Experimental Economics (PSEE) will take place in Vladivostok. The conference has been organised by the HSE University International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics as part of the Mirror Laboratories project with the Research Laboratory for Modelling Socio-Economic Processes at Far Eastern Federal University. The conference will be held in an in-person format, and foreign participants can take part online.
Alexis Belianin, Head and Senior Research Fellow of the International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics, talks about the conference and other activities in Vladivostok, and extends an invitation to Russian and foreign participants alike to take part in the third PSEE conference.
The Third Pacific School of Experimental Economics is a traditional assembly point for an emerging community of Eurasian researchers in experimental economics. This community is supportive of colleagues of any rank, from full professors to bachelor’s students; the only entry criterion is a willingness to be serious about experimental methods and research. It is open-minded, and welcomes anyone willing to join.
PSEE is energetic in all dimensions, from economic theory and programming to swimming and hiking on the shores of the Pacific
Last but not least, it is a great convention point for old and new friends who share a passion for economics research.
PSEE has emerged as a core activity of the Mirror Laboratory in Experimental Economics between HSE University in Moscow and Far East Federal University. Although this initiative is rather new, it is based on a long tradition of collaboration in teaching and research between the two universities, their faculty and students.
This year, for the first time, the school will be followed by an international research conference with a focus on experimentally driven economic theory. We look forward to inspirational empirical results on mechanisms delivered by Alexander Nesterov (St Petersburg), Marina Sandomirskaya (Moscow), Alexander Filatov (Vladivostok and Irkutsk) and Nikolai Korgin (Moscow), to the new projects by Tatiana Zhuravleva (St Petersburg), Marina Ryzhkova (Tomsk), Yulia Varlamova (Ufa), to the creativity of young researchers such as Daria Chernykh (Vladivostok) and Elizaveta Likhacheva (Moscow), and to the constructive contributions by Olga Vasilieva (Blagoveschensk), Alexis Belianin (Moscow) and Sergei Vartanov (Vladivostok and Moscow).
At odds with the current trends, we look forward for broadening the school's geographic scope.
In 2023, in addition to Russian researchers, we expect to see participants from Kazakhstan, China, Turkey, Germany and France
Accordingly, there will be an important cross-cultural dimension of the project, featuring research based on Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, China and European data.
HSE University in St Petersburg and University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) have launched a mirror lab in social entrepreneurship. The agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur on November 9 during a meeting of the Joint Russian-Malaysian Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation. The document was signed by Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg, and Rosli Illias, UTM Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation.
Mateo Rojas Samper, from Colombia, is a student of thePolitics. Economics. Philosophy master’s programme at the HSE University Faculty of Social Sciences. Matteo spoke to the HSE News Service about the importance of engaging in both theory and practice in his studies at HSE University, as well as his participation in the Model United Nations and the Russia–Latin America International Parliamentary Conference.
HSE University and the National University of Uzbekistan have agreed to launch a mirror laboratory for the study of topical economic issues. The Protocol of Intent was signed by HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov and NUU Rector Inom Majidov as part of the Interregional Conference for University Rectors of Russia and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Joint Project of Scientists from HSE University and Surgut State University to Help Prevent Recurrent Heart Attacks and Strokes
One of the winning projects of a competition held by HSE University’s Mirror Laboratories last June focuses on the use of machine learning technologies to predict the outcomes of acute coronary syndrome. It is implemented by HSE University’s International Laboratory of Bioinformatics together with the Research and Educational Centre of the Medical Institute at Surgut State University. Maria Poptsova, Head of the International Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Associate Professor at HSE University’s Faculty of Computer Science, talks about how this joint project originated, how it will help patients, and how work to implement it will be organised.
This year, HSE University held the Mirror Laboratories project contest for the fourth time. A total of 19 applications were submitted to the contest from 16 HSE University research departments partnered with 16 organisations from 14 Russian regions. Following the contest results, 10 research projects received support.
Between March 27 and May 17, applications are open for the Mirror Lab Project Competition. As part of the new applications campaign, the HSE University bulletin (Okna Rosta) is publishing a series of interviews with the winners of last year's competition. In this issue, Natalia Kryzhanovskaya and Maxim Solodovnik speak about nano- and quantum technologies, as well as cooperation between HSE and Southern Federal University (SFedU).
The competition is open to HSE University research units planning to conduct joint projects with academic institutions, research organisations and state academic centres of the Russian Federation.
One million people in Russia suffer from venous diseases. The ‘Intelligent data analysis for healthcare information systems’ Mirror Lab project brings together expertise in mathematics and medicine in order to better diagnose various conditions in phlebology. Project leader Vasilii Gromov talked to The HSE LooK about its achievements and prospects.
Ilya Dolmatov, Director of the HSE Institute of Economics and Utility Regulation, heads a Mirror Lab project titled ‘Models of Energy Infrastructure Development in Russia’s Remote and Isolated Territories’ and implemented together with a university in Irkutsk. Why is energy efficiency a particularly pressing problem in remote territories? How can economics and engineering work together to solve it? Ilya Dolmatov addressed these and other issues in his interview for The HSE LooK.
What does Kaliningrad Oblast, an exclave Russian territory, have in common with Perm Krai, a region in the Urals? How do researchers use digital humanities methods to study migration? Sergei Kornienko, Leading Research Fellow at the Group for Historical Research (HSE University-Perm), heads the Mirror Lab project ‘Migration as a factor of social transformation of Soviet regions during the post-war reconstruction period: an analysis through digital humanities’. In this interview for The HSE LooK, he talks about this collaboration.