Russian firms prefer to freeze rather than cut employee wages during crises, reasoning that high inflation will cause real wages to drop anyway, while nominal wage cuts may prompt valued employees to leave, suggests Alexander Larin, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod, in his paper 'Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: Unions' Achievement or Employers' Choice?'
There are 14 student project winners in the second student initiative support competition. This year, for the first time, entries included projects from the HSE St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm campuses.
On the 28th January a delegation from the Norwegian business community visited HSE Nizhny Novgorod. The meeting was organised by the Nizhny Novgorod regional resource centre to discuss internships for students on the Presidential programme for training managers.
At a meeting of the HSE's Academic Council on November 28, Vice Rector Sergei Roshchin presented a report on the University's educational and methodological activities for 2013/2014.
Polish Ambassador to Russia Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visited Nizhny Novgorod to give a lecture to HSE students. The topic of the lecture was ’25 years of Polish Transformation. Regional Reform as a Means of Success for Changes in Poland.’
A press conference on further development of the double degree programme took place at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. University Rector Alessandro Rugieri said that, in Italy people understand how important cooperation with Russia is – in particular cooperation with HSE in Nizhny Novgorod – which is home to over a million residents and plays a key role in the country’s economic life.
HSE Nizhny Novgorod has launched a new MA programme that aims to develop the professional and interpersonal skills managers need to work in the global economy. Global Business includes unparalleled interaction with partner Universities in Europe – including the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Italy).