As part of the project “The International Academy of Foresight” the Foresight Centre at the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) is receiving its first interns from partner universities. Tiina-Maria Seppänen, researcher at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and Alexander Chulok, head of department at ISSEK, talked to us about their joint research plans.
This year HSE is taking part in the International Year of Statistics. We asked Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics Alexey Ponomarenko to tell us about the events which are planned in connection with it, including those at the April Conference.
Compared with large companies, small and medium-sized businesses in Russia find it easier to avoid complying with the country’s strict labor legislation because they are able to skirt its regulations. Meanwhile, large companies, which ensure theyabide by the law, offsettheir extra costs by paying lower wages. Here are some findings from 'Employment Legislation as a Factor of Employer Behaviour', a research paper by Olga Mironenko, a researcher at the HSE Laboratory for Labour Market Studies (LIRT).
Religion, social welfare, and the quantity of orphanages are the most important factors influencing the number of orphans in Russian provinces. ‘Regional Differences in the Number of Orphans in Today's Russia’ is a report authored by Sergei Vinkov.
Ksenia Mokrushina, graduate of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, MA of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), told us about her experience of study, work and teaching in urban planning.
Dr. Thomas Graham, a managing director at Kissinger Associates, an international business consulting firm, was invited by Dr. Alexei Maslov and Dr. Olga Volosiuk to interact with students and professors in the School of Asian Studies of the Higher School of Economics on Thursday January 24th.
Official statistics fail to capture – in fact, they simply ignore – the development of Russia’s high-tech industry. This distorts macroeconomic indicators and negatively impacts the quality of the government's decisions. Vladimir Bessonov, Head of HSE Expert Institute's Laboratory for Studies of Inflation and Economic Growth, has authored the report: 'In Search of Information and Communication Technologies: The Quirks of Russian Statistics and Economic Measurements'.
Deals on government commissions, the anti-corruption declaration, murderers and job creators, the economy of Runet, the Russian internet; the most curious and useful research for economic policy carried out by HSE over the last year.