Oleg Budnitskii, Natalia Zubarevich, Mikhail Fedotov, Receive Yegor Gaidar Awards
The winners of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation were announced on November 17, and HSE staff were among those recognized in three nominations.
The ‘For Outstanding Contribution in the Field of History’ award was given to Director of The International Centre for History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences, Oleg Budnitskii, for his book ‘Human Rights and Empire: V.A. Maklakov – M.A.Aldanov. Correspondence 1929-1957’. A letter from Vassily Maklakov, lawyer, Constitutional Democrat (Cadet) party Central Committee member, member of parliament in the 2nd – 4th State Dumas, and later head of the Office for Russian Refugees’ Affairs in Paris, and Mark Aldanov, one of the most popular Russian émigré writers, cover topics including arguments that took place among émigrés about their attitudes to the Soviet state, the Vlasov movement, and the collaboration issue taken more broadly, about the activity of a number of post-war émigré political organizations, and about major émigré figures: Ivan Bunin, Alexander Kerensky, Sergei Melgunov, Boris Nicolaevsky, and others.
The award ‘For Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Economics’ was given to the Russian economist and geographer, Director of the Regional Programme at the Independent Institute for Social Policy Research Natalia Zubarevich. She is also the Chief Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards, at the HSE Institute for Social Policy.
The award ‘For Activities Contributing to the Development of Civil Society’ was given to the Chair of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov. He heads HSE’s UNESCO Department on Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights.
The Yegor Gaidar Award was established in 2010. Its winners have included Academic Supervisor at the HSE Evgeny Yasin, Director of the HSE’s Centre for Labour Market Studies Vladimir Gimpelson and his deputy Rostislav Kapelyushnikov. Last year the award ‘For Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Economics’ regognized Director of HSE’s Institute of Demography Anatoly Vishnevsky.
HSE Professors Alexander Tarasov and Roman Zakharenko have received the Gaidar Award for Young Economists for their article on the connection between trade costs and defense spending. A special award also went to the paper ‘Bad News: An Experimental Study on the Informational Effects of Rewards,’ whose authors include HSE Associate Professor Anton Suvorov.
Director of the Institute of Demography, HSE, Tenured Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky was singled out for his outstanding contribution to Russian economic thought. The prize giving ceremony was in Moscow on 12th November.
HSE Professors Anna Yurko and Fabian Slonimczyk have received the prestigious Gaidar Award for young economists. Their research, titled 'Assessing the Impact of the Maternity Capital Policy in Russia,' was published in the respected journal 'Labour Economics', the official publication of the European Association of Labour Economists. Our researchers used mathematical models to assess the impact of maternity capital policy on the birthrate in Russia.
On March 20, the ceremony for the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education took place in New York. The Higher School of Economics became the first Russian university to receive an honorable mention.
During London Graduation Ceremony, which took place on March 11th at the University of London, ICEF Director Sergey Yakovlev was awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics), honoris causa, for the contribution to development of higher economic education and ICEF academic achievements.
HSE’s Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy placed 28th in a global ranking of analytical centres that work with the quality of public administration.
The Higher School of Economics was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for its internationalization initiatives and given honorable mention for the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. HSE is the first Russian university to be named in the 14-year history of the awards.
Associate Professor at the Department of Social History Oleg Voskoboynikov has won the Humanities Prize 2014 for his translation into Russian of French art historian Roland Recht’s Le croire et le voir: L'art des cathédrales, XIIe-XVe siècle (Believing and Seeing, The Art of Gothic Cathedrals) in a volume published by the HSE Publishing House. The prize was awarded by the French Ambassador to Russia, Jean-Maurice Ripert who signed a certificate at the ceremony for the winner to travel to France.
Alexei Repik, who received his bachelor’s degree from HSE’s Faculty of Economics, was named the winner of the Russia nomination in the international competition Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Repik is the President of Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) and the Chairman of the board of directors at the R-Pharm group.