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Centre for Productivity Studies

Structural Changes and Industrial Development in BRICS

Kuznetsov B., Gimpelson V. E., Yakovlev A. A. et al.

NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.

The Contribution of Intangible Assets to the Growth of the Russian Economy

Bobyleva K.

Review of Income and Wealth. 2022. Vol. S1. No. 68. P. 52-70.

Book chapter
Economic growth and sectoral developments during the transition period, 1990-2008

Voskoboynikov I.

In bk.: The Economic History of Central, East and South-East Europe: 1800 to the Present. Routledge, 2021. Ch. 15. P. 383-412.

Working paper
Global slowdown and the Russian economy

Voskoboynikov I.

Monthly report. WIIW Monthly report. The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, 2019

  • The Centre for Productivity Studies (CPS) conducts research on sources of productivity growth and the relationship between productivity and long-run economic growth. In particular, CPS provides research on:
    • sources of the long-run growth and the structural changes of the Russian economy from a comparative perspective;;
    • sources of productivity growth in Russian industries, taking into account interactions between industries;;
    • the relationship between productivity growth and social welfare, including income distribution, inequality, and poverty in various population groups;
    • economic growth, human capital and general-purpose technologies;
    • sources of the long-run growth and the structural changes in the Soviet Union and its republics before 1991.
  • CPS also specializes in the economic measurement of output, inputs and productivity. Specifically, CPS interests include:
    • the formation, support and expansion of the Russia KLEMS database as the part of the World KLEMS initiative;
    • the measurement of intangibles and the contribution of intangibles to economic growth;
    • the development of historical statistics of output, labor, and capital of the Soviet economy.
  • CPS contributes to policy-oriented research projects, focusing on policy implications for long-run growth stimulation.


Within the framework of the XXIII Yasin International Scientific Conference on Problems of Economic and Social Development, session A-5-4 will be held. Measuring economic growth at which Ksenia Bobyleva made a report "Deflation of investments and dynamics of fixed capital in Russia and assessment of the contribution of ICT and intangible assets to long-term economic growth".
April 23
Within the framework of the XXIII Yasin International Scientific Conference on Problems of Economic and Social Development, at session A-5-3. Macroeconomic policy and long-term growth, the report "Market defects, intersectoral interactions and industrial policy in the Russian economy" was delivered by Anton Tolokonnikov.
April 22
In the WP3 series "Labor Market Problems", Anton Tolokonnikov (HSE Productivity Research Center) published a paper "Market Imperfections, Intersectoral Relations and Industrial Policy in Russian Economy"
April 11
The inefficient distribution of resources leads to a lower rate of economic growth and a lower level of social development compared to what can potentially be reached. This is due to distorting taxes and subsidies, and market imperfections. Market imperfections are the costs incurred by economic agents to overcome obstacles related to imperfections of competition, information asymmetry, and barriers to market access. The impact of market imperfections is determined by the structure of intersectoral relations. Market imperfections in the upstream part of production chain (intermediate goods production) bring larger distortions than market imperfections in the downstream part of production chain (closer to final goods). The correlation of the sectoral structure of taxes and subsidies with market imperfections can increase the efficiency of resource allocation in the economy and, thus, increase output and social welfare. The instrument of such improvement is the industrial policy, which contributes to a change in the sectoral structure of net taxes with respect to market imperfections. To what extent do the criteria of the industrial policy used in Russia contribute to a more efficient distribution of resources in the economy? What are the possibilities for improving it? In this article we use approach from Liu (2019) and Input-Output tables for Russia in 2016 to arrange sectors in accordance with the size of the effect of a subsidy of 1 ruble on aggregate output. The highest effect is in supporting sectors, producing productive services, for instance, car and equipment rental services; financial intermediation services; some transport services. It is shown that support for industries with a high proportion of intermediate products in output leads to an increase in aggregate output. Support of sectors with a high employment-to-value-added ratio leads to a decrease in aggregate output.
February 05
Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), which developed the Penn World Tables, Maddison Historical Statistics, EU KLEMS and WIOD, and the HSE University Centre for Productivity Studies (CPS) are working together to intensify research on the welfare of post-Soviet countries in accordance with the agreement for scientific and educational co-operation between the HSE University and the University of Groningen.
November 23, 2021
At the 29th Annual NISPAcee Conference, Zhuldyz Dyuseekeeva reported on auditing financial statements in the digital economy, looking at directions of development and bibliographic mapping.
October 21, 2021
The year 2020 was a period of economic hardship and significant change in a wide range of sectors for most countries. A team of authors from HSE University has explored how Russia will recover from this crisis and which industries will be affected by the economic recovery. Their study was published in the journal Voprosy ekonomiki.
June 28, 2021
On April 26, Zhuldyz Dyussekeyeva presented her report at the Y-26-1 session “Instrumental methods in Economic and social Research-1”The study analyzes the development of auditing financial statements in the Digital Economy. Improving the methodological and practical basis in digital solutions for auditing financial statement can significantly reduce time and transaction costs. The empirical basis for the study was the bibliographic information system Web of Science Core collection, using a representative sample of works on the digitalization of auditing financial statements. The main findings of the research are that, since 2017, the use of digital technologies in auditing has been a promising direction and there has been a significant increase in the number of publications in this area. The bibliometric analysis revealed several directions of development in the industry that are of great interest to researchers and the "Big Four" auditors.
April 30, 2021
Experts believe that increasing productivity, diversifying the economy, as well as developing human capital and expanding non-resource exports will help boost Russia's economic growth. But the state policy has to be smart. This was discussed at a series of round tables and expert discussions on the topic of productivity at the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, organised by HSE University and Sberbank.
April 20, 2021
On April 19, Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist of the World Bank, a partner of HSE University and Russia KLEMS, presented his report at the XXII HSE April Conference.He presented the results of a study that examines the contribution of global value chains (GVC) to the development of the Russian economy over the past two decades, and identifies the possibilities of GVC as a locomotive of economic growth. The growth-enhancing capabilities of the GVC allow for the identification of potential obstacles, as well as for a number of economic policy proposals to address them.While this study describes a sanctioned Russia—less connected to global markets, less innovative, and with less transparent private-public interactions that hinder fair competition—it also identifies significant potential benefits for the Russian economy from more intensive participation in the global division of labor. While sanctions remain a major obstacle to foreign direct investment, there are various measures that Russia could take to make its business climate more attractive for expanding trade and investment
April 19, 2021
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