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Evgeniy Kutsenko

  • Evgeniy Kutsenko has been at HSE University since 2009.

Education and Degrees

  • 2012

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics and National Economy Management
    RF Ministry of Economic Development and RAS Council on Productive Forces

  • 2006

    Degree in Corporate management
    Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2013-2014)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)


Timetable for today

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Creative Debates: HSE University Holds Discussion on Development of Creative Industries Cluster in Perm Krai

Priority areas of the creative economy in the Perm Krai (Russia) and the importance of the educational component in the development of creative industries were discussed by experts at the plenary session ‘Development of the Creative Industries Cluster in Perm Region.’ The event was organised by HSE University in collaboration with the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship of the Perm Krai at the ‘Days of Perm Business’ forum.

Which Regions of Russia are Ready to Support Creative Industries?

Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has published a special issue of the research digest. It presents the results of a ranking that classified Russian regions into four groups with different patterns and conditions for the development of creative industries: “leaders” (21), “evolutionary” (19), “effective” (15) and “catching up” (30 regions of the Russian Federation).

What Makes Cities Attractive to Innovators?

How do we evaluate the contribution of innovations to urban development? Why do cities need innovation? How do cities attract top talents? These and many other questions were addressed by the participants of the international online discussion ‘Increasing the Innovation Attractiveness of Global Cities: Best Practices’ organised by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (HSE ISSEK) on March 1, 2023. The event also featured the presentation of new outcomes of a global study on urban innovation carried out since 2020.

Smart Money Market

Huge investments into high tech companies is a key innovation development tool in most countries — leaders of the global economy. Employees of the Russian Cluster Observatory of the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge made first estimates of the global high tech innovation activity and compared countries’ contribution into the global pool of leading institutions and people in fields of science, technology and creative industries.

‘Everything is Becoming Media’: HSE University Experts Speak at Russian Creative Week

On July 7–10, Gorky Park hosted Russian Creative Week, a major event in the sector of economics linked to intellectual activity. Participants and guests of the event discussed the main tasks and issues in developing a strategy for a national creative product, and experts from HSE University presented effective models for work and life in the new economic reality.

HSE University Publishes Seventh Issue of Russian Regional Innovation Scoreboard

Moscow has kept its leading position on the Russian Innovational Scoreboard. The city demonstrates the highest level of economic, educational, and digital development. Second place goes to Saint Petersburg, and third place goes to the Republic of Tatarstan. The leaders also include the Tomsk Region, the Nizhny Novgorod Region, and the Moscow Region. These are the main results of the seventh issue of the Russian Innovational Scoreboard prepared by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), HSE University.

Regional Competitiveness Practices to Be Discussed at the TCI Global Conference 2021

On September 15-17, 2021, Kazan will host the 24th TCI Global Conference, one of the main international events in the field of regional competitiveness and cluster development. The conference will be held in cooperation with HSE University.

Moscow’s Creative Economy in Figures

This report presented by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK) is dedicated to the statistical measurement of the creative economy of Moscow.

Creative Moscow: Ahead of Hong Kong and Melbourne, but Far behind Beijing and London

Moscow is not only Russia’s official capital, but its creative capital as well. 54% of the added value of the country’s creative industries is generated here. This was one of the findings presented in the report, ‘Moscow’s Creative Economy in Figures’, prepared jointly by HSE researchers and the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.

Human Capital, Innovation, and Fintech: What the Future Holds for Eurasian Integration

To what extent do the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) benefit from an open economy? What financial, scientific, and educational policy tools will contribute to the implementation of the recently approved ‘Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic integration until 2025’? These questions were discussed by participants in a series of expert discussions at the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development organised by HSE University and Sberbank.

HSE University Presents First Global Cities Innovation Index

According to HSE University’s Global Cities Innovation Index, New York and London are the world’s most attractive megacities to innovators implementing creative and technological initiatives. Moscow ranked among the rating’s top ten cities, leading in the areas of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’ and ‘Digital Infrastructure and Services’. HSE researchers presented the index at this year’s Open Innovations Forum.

HSE University to Present Its New HSE Global Cities Innovation Index at the Open Innovations Forum 2020

On October 19, the first public presentation and discussion of the HSE Global Cities Innovation Index will take place at this year’s international Open Innovations Forum. The index, developed by HSE University researchers, is the first of its kind.

Moscow’s Creative Capital Measured by HSE

For the first time, experts from HSE University presented the results of a large-scale pilot study of Moscow’s creative industries. The sector’s share in the city’s economy amounts to 6.3%, with almost three-quarters of the added value of the capital’s creative sector provided by advertising, IT and broadcasting. These and other data were presented during the round table entitled ‘Creative Industries: Content, Measurement and Support Measures’.

HSE Presents 6th Russian Regional Innovation Development Ranking

Moscow, Tatarstan and St. Petersburg are the leaders of the new ranking. Based on 53 indicators, the ranking can be used by regional governments to develop and optimize their innovation policy. The ranking presentation was held on October 31 at a press conference hosted by the TASS news agency.

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2019

The current issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is dedicated to the study of theoretical aspects and practical applications of the international innovation policy, assessing the innovatory potential of Russia’s cities and regions.

Best Innovation Policy Practices in the New Issue of ‘Foresight’ Journal

The new issue of Foresight journal (Vol. 13. No. 3) focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of innovation policy in different countries, as well as assessing the innovation potential of Russian regions and cities.

Evgeniy Kutsenko: 'Smart Regions Can Only Exist in a Unified System of Coordinates'

Evgeniy Kutsenko, Head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, shares on his Facebook page his impressions of taking part in the Regional Studies Association conference in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) which took place on 5-7 June, 2019, mentioning particularly interesting topics and presentations.

Supporting Innovative Clusters: the Evolution of Formats

On the third day of the VII Open Innovations Forum Evgeny Kutsenko, Head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory took part in two panel discussions. The first one focused on new tools for providing support to innovative clusters – world-class investment appeal leaders, while the second was devoted to Moscow’s prospects of becoming a global innovation centre by concentrating its creative and production potential around an innovative cluster.

The World of Innovation: from Indicators to Policies

One of the round table discussions at the VII Open Innovation Forum (15-17 October, Skolkovo) focused on using various indices and rankings to adjust  goals and objectives, and assess effectiveness of innovation policies. HSE ISSEK members Vitaly Roud and Evgeny Kutsenko took part in the debates, speaking about applying the Global Innovation Index and the ISSEK-maintained Russian Regional Innovation Development Ranking in management practices on the regional and city levels.

Growth Points in the Agro-industrial Sector: Doubling Export Volumes, Deepening Processing, Smart Specialisation and Packaging

In the next seven years, Russian farmers should reach export volumes twice as high as current figures. Opportunities and directions for the advanced development of regional exports of agricultural products were discussed by the participants in the panel discussion held on October 12 in the framework of the business programme of the ХХ Russian Agro-industrial exhibition 'Golden Autumn'. Alexander Chulok, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Foresight of ISSEK, acted as moderator of the event organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia jointly with the ISSEK HSE.

Biomedical Clusters: an International Experience for Moscow’s Infrastructure

What is a healthy city, how many residents of the capital adhere to a healthy lifestyle, what are the opportunities for this in Moscow? These and other issues were discussed on August 27 in the press centre of TASS at the panel discussion ‘Infrastructure of a healthy city’, organised by the Foundation of the International Medical Cluster, Moscow Centre of urban studies ‘City’ and VCIOM. The event was attended by Evgeniy Kutsenko, head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory.

Global Сhallenges to Moscow

The Moscow City Department of Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Higher School of Economics held a joint field foresight session in the scope of setting up the Moscow Innovation and Production Cluster. More than 200 experts — representatives of the research and education community, innovative businesses, and public authorities discussed priority areas for development of the capital city’s S&T sector, global trends affecting the city’s economy, and incentives and cooperation mechanisms which would help to make a technological leap.

The Country’s Innovation Showcase

The Moscow Innovative and Production Cluster which can potentially comprise all advanced industries in the city is moving on ever closer to practical implementation. Its structure, boundaries, management system, and the balance of federal support tools and those the city is willing to provide were discussed at the strategic session hosted jointly by the Moscow City Department of Science, Industrial Policy, and Entrepreneurship, and HSE.

Clusters are Moving Closer in Moscow

On July 25, a four-day strategic session 'Strategic Priorities and New Opportunities for the Development of Innovative Clusters' was opened in Moscow. The event was organised by the Ministry of Economic Development, RVC JSC jointly with the Higher School of Economics. Representatives of government offices, leading universities, scientific organisations and enterprises involved in the activities of the clusters discussed new challenges and directions of development in the format of strategic sessions. A cross-cutting theme, the digitalisation, was examined in light of the federal priorities, best regional practices and common problems.

Evgeniy Kutsenko on Moscow’s 30th Place in the Global Innovation Index 2018

On 10 July, the Global Innovation Index 2018 was published. In the new ranking, Russia holds the 46th place out of 126, while Moscow made it into the top 30 of the world’s most innovative cities. In his Rusbase column Evgeniy Kutsenko, head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, commented on the factors which have contributed to the capital city’s impressive success.

108 Tools for Measuring and Managing Innovation

'National Report on Innovation in Russia' is published, for the third year in a row prepared by the Russian Venture Company (RVC), the RF Ministry of Economic Development, and the RF Government’s Expert Council. Experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge also contributed to producing the report. They suggested a number of advanced research methodologies and new indicators for measuring innovation development in the country. The indicator panel applied in the new report comprises 108 positions.

The Innovative Powers of Moscow Combine into a Mega-cluster

High-tech enterprises', IT-companies, scientific, educational, and infrastructure organisations in Moscow will unite into an innovation and production cluster. The initiative by the Government of Moscow to create such a cluster was previously worked out with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, and in mid-April it was approved by President Vladimir Putin. The Government of Moscow jointly with HSE is working on a concept of cluster development that lays down the basic principles of interaction between its potential participants. The results of the work will be presented this summer.

Foresight and STI Governance no 1, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the various aspects of innovative development and the creation of strategies at the regional, sectoral and network levels.

"The main skill acquired at the Masters’ programme that helps me to move forward is the ability to process and analyze information".

I decided to look for my vocation by challenging myself and embracing the change. While doing my second year of the Master´s programme, I helped my friend and groupmate Katerina Shipilova to develop a startup company for paper collection MK Service. The startup represented an official partner of the youth festival for environment and sustainable development “VuzEcoFest” 2017. Being engaged in the environmental area made me realize that I want to proceed further in this direction. The main question is to understand what I want to do exactly. Here comes the fascinating part - my participation in the European Voluntary Service.

New Values in the Innovation Policy 'Toolbox'

On January 24, 2018, the Higher School of Economics jointly with RVC JSC held an expert discussion on indicators and instruments of the government’s policy of innovative development, designed for the National Report on Innovation in Russia — 2017.

Cluster Policy and Industrial Development at the Focus of TCI 2017 Global Conference Discussions

The 20th (anniversary) conference of the Association of Cluster Practitioners and Experts (TCI Network) is over; Russia was represented by Evgeny Kutsenko, Head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory. He shares his observations, and exchanges with advanced designers and practitioners of industrial and cluster policies.

Cluster Policy: Reaching Global Competitiveness

The publication prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Joint stock company (corporation) “Russian Venture Company” and the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", is devoted to the results of the competitive selection of clusters participating in the priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation "Development of Innovative Clusters — leaders in world-class investment attractiveness".

Russia’s Innovation Powerhouses

HSE researchers have, for the first time, measured how ready Russian regions are for the future.

Global Objectives for Clusters

What kind of support innovative clusters need to become world leaders in attracting investments? What affects the success of cluster policies in megalopolises? These and other issues were discussed at the II St. Petersburg International Cluster Conference; Evgeny Kutsenko, Head of the Russian Cluster Observatory, and Vasily Abashkin, its Leading Expert, took part.

Global Issues of Territorial Clusters

Experts of  the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory (RCO) conducted a research on factors which influence the amount ofinnovative cluster support in Russia. Its unobvious results were presented by the head of HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory Evgeny Kutsenko during 19th TCI Global Conference Global Changes on November, 8-10 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

HSE Experts Estimated Federal Policy’s Impact on Russian Cluster Initiatives

Evgeny Kutsenko, head of HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, presented results of a study of Russian cluster initiatives at the 56th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA 2016) hosted in August by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Какие регионы лучше всех внедряют инновации

Татарстан, Москва и Санкт-Петербург эффективно развивают инновационные технологии, выяснили ученые НИУ ВШЭ.