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Vasily Abashkin

  • Vasily Abashkin has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics and National Economy Management
    Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

  • 2007

    Degree in Teaching Geography and French Language
    Moscow State Pedagogical University

* 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



  • 2018

    XIX Апрельская международная научная конференция (Москва). Presentation: Трансформация модели финансирования кластеров в России

  • 2016
    XVII Апрельская международная научная конференция (Москва). Presentation: Судьбы кластерных инициатив в России: оценки роли государства, соседства, возраста и инновационной среды

Participation in research projects, grants

  • Influence of regional diversity on the prospects of Russian socio-economic development (RF Ministry of Education and Science, 2011)
  • Development of Strategy of Socio-Economic Development in Samara Oblast up to 2030 (Samara Oblast Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade, 2011-2012)
  • Development of Draft Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of Moscow City up to 2025 (Moscow City Department of Economic Policy and Development, 2011-2012)
  • Development of programmes of development for innovative territorial clusters (2012)

Research interests

  • Innovation policy
  • Cluster
  • Regions

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Regional Economy (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

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.

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".

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.

A Third Kind of Clusters Will Appear in Russia, Agro-industrial Ones

Cluster policy tools are being considered for application in the agricultural sector. E.g. an agro-industrial cluster is currently being set up in the Yaroslavl Region, to bring together agricultural producers, individual farmers, technological infrastructure objects, and research and educational organisations. Mechanisms for providing public support to agricultural clusters were discussed at the Yaroslavl regional government a meeting on 21 March, with participation of the HSE ISSEK experts Mikhail Goland and Vasily Abashkin.

‘Soyuz’ of US, Russia Entrep Produce Top-end Microphones

In Tula, a city packed with the Russian defence industry, Californian musician David Brown and fan Pavel Bazdyrev have been making high-end microphones since 2014, taking advantage of cheap labor and second hand machinery from Kalashnikov arms plants. Vasily Abashkin, Leading Expert at the Centre for Industrial Policy HSE ISSEK, told Associated Press that the engineering sector in Russia has not yet caught up with foreign countries to bridge the gap of the last two decades.

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.