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21 April 2017

Psychological characteristics of Russian Jews: values, identities, and emigration intentions

On April 20 Evgeny Tartakovsky (PhD, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, The School of Social Work) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Psychological characteristics of Russian Jews: values, identities, and emigration intentions".

21 April 2017

Deception in interpersonal relationships

On April 17 Ilja van Beest (PhD, professor, Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University, Netherlands) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Deception".

20 April 2017

A course of lectures of Professor Poznyak (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico). Day 1

The course of lectures on "Markov Chain Models in Economics, Management and Finance" will be held from April 18, 2017 to April 28, 2017.

Moscow

Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications220

Algebraic geometry is one of the most active fields of mathematics. Since its foundation, the Laboratory has strived to attract the best scientific minds working in algebraic geometry in Russia and abroad. The conferences organized by the Laboratory will serve to disseminate the knowledge (both already obtained and newly created); a rich network of international contacts will help to establish its reputation as a major center of science.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Fedor Bogomolov, Full Professor at the Courant Institute, New York University

Head: Aleksandr Kuznetsov 

Website

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research220

The Laboratory aims to develop rigorous quantitative comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in Russian sociology. The combined efforts of international and Russian scholars in the Laboratory will bring comparative sociology in the Higher School of Economics to the forefront of international research. The focus of research will be on comparative studies of social change – the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Ronald Inglehart, President of the World Values Survey Association

Chief Research Fellow: Christian Welzel, Professor, Vice President of the World Values Survey Association

Head: Eduard Ponarin

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Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics220

The Laboratory aims at getting meaningful results in economic theory and empirical research. It is based on a new class of models of market systems with free entry. The main tasks:

  • study of new possibilities of monopolistically competitive markets under conditions of the removal of restrictions on the constant elasticity of substitution between goods in consumption;
  • extended analysis of the model of monopolistically competitive markets by including it in models of endogenous growth and multi-product output;
  • study of the nature of asymmetric solutions agglomeration model of core-periphery type;
  • empirical study of Russian interregional and international trade accounting for heterogenity of firms, sectors and trade flows;
  • development and testing of computable general equilibrium models in the regions.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Jacques-Francois Thisse, Professor

Head: Eduard Ponarin

Website

International Laboratory of Financial EconomicsHSE

The goal of the International Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) is to support academic research in finance at best international standards in Russia, particularly but not exclusively with a focus on emerging financial markets.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Christian Julliard, Associate Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Head: Carsten Sprenger

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Laboratory for Economics of InnovationHSE

The key objective of the Laboratory is the development of a theory for the economics of innovation and elaboration of the applied instruments and concepts for evidence-based innovation policy.

Administration:

Head: Ian Miles, Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change at the University of Manchester;

Academic Supervisor: Leonid Gokhberg

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Laboratory for Science and Technology StudiesHSE

The LST research entity aims at conducting pioneer studies on evidence-based science, technology and innovation policy. The balance between solid scientific work and user-oriented projects for various stakeholders on the national and international level is another crucial factor of success which guarantees the Lab a unique advantage both in Russia and worldwide.

Administration:

Head: Jonathan Linton, Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

Chief Research Fellow: Alexander Sokolov

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Laboratory for Condensed Matter PhysicsHSE

The Condensed-matter physics Laboratory was established in June 2016.

The focus of the laboratory is on fundamental physics research at the top level. Development of a modern educational center is also part of the laboratory's mission. The laboratory brings together leading Russian physicists from research centers of the Russian academy (Landau Institute fro theoretical physics, Kapitza Institute for physical problems, Institute of solid-state physics, Institute for Spectroscopy, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Lev Ioffe, Professor of Physics, Rutgers University

Head: Yuriy Makhlin

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International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic ReformsHSE

The Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms (LIA) brings together faculty, post-graduates and students from the HSE departments of Economics, Sociology, Public and Municipal Administration; their professional interests are focused on institutional analysis of different markets and sectors of the economy. The Lab’s researchers engage both in their own research and LIA-wide projects, including Economics of Education, Economics of Bureaucracy, Institutional analysis of Banking and Economics of NGOs.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: John Nye, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Head: Maria Yudkevich 

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International Laboratory of Decision Choice and AnalysisHSE

The Laboratory's main research and development areas are: theory of individual, social and multicriteria choice; mathematical modeling and empirical analysis of decision making in various economic and political institutions and institutional systems; game-theoretical models and methods in economics, political economy and political science; data analysis (methods of clustering, pattern recognition etc.)

Administration:

Head: Fuad Aleskerov

Chief Research Fellow: Eric Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2007

Website

International Center for the Study of Institutions and DevelopmentHSE

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (CSID) brings together Russian and foreign experts in economics and political science to conduct cutting edge research. Current projects for the period 2011-13 examine the career trajectories of regional bureaucrats in Russia, the impact of police reform in Moscow, and the influence of legality and violence on company behaviour.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Director: Andrei Yakovlev

Website

International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural ResearchHSE

Major activities of the Laboratory include investigating the impact of culture (cultural values and socio-cultural context) on socio-economic development; investigating socio-cultural conditioning of economic consciousness and behavior; developing a unified concept of cultural dimensions that would integrate existing concepts and approaches; developing new methods for socio-psychological and cross-cultural research.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Shalom Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Head: Nadezhda Lebedeva

Deputy Head: Seger Breugelmans, Associate Professor, Social Psychology, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University 

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International Laboratory for Educational Policy AnalysisHSE

The Laboratory aims to carry out research in education through the use of modern methods. The laboratory works in cooperation with leading international researchers on projects related to evaluation of education quality, the economics of education and educational policy.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Martin Carnoy, Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University 

Academic Supervisor: Isak Froumin

Website

International Laboratory for Applied Network ResearchHSE

International laboratory for Applied Network Research was launched in 2014 as a result of a tender of three-years projects. General aims are development and testing of new network data analysis methods in different fields (branches of science). As much as network researches are multidisciplinary we involve researchers in mathematics, statistics, education, sociology and management.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Stanley Wasserman, Rudy Professor of Statistics, Psychology, and Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington

Head: Valentina Kuskova

Website

International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical PhysicsHSE

The main objective of the laboratory is to develop a common approach to a variety of issues at the interface between the theory of integrable systems and representation theory of quantum and infinite-dimensional groups and algebras.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Andrei Okounkov, Samuel Eilenberg Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University, Fields Medalist

Head: Boris Feigin

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Neurolinguistics LaboratoryHSE

Neurolinguistics laboratory was founded on April 1, 2013. Laboratory researchers study language as a product of human brain functioning in its complex interactions with other cognitive functions. Working on these problems they apply experimental approach and use such tools as eye-movement tracking, magnitoencephalography, fMRI, and ERPs.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Nina Dronkers, Professor, Neurology and Linguistics, University of California, Davis

Head: Olga Dragoy

Website

International Laboratory for Nonprofit Sector StudiesHSE

International Laboratory for Nonprofit Sector Studies is established within the framework of the existing Center for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Center).

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Lester Salamon, Director, Center for Civil Society Studies, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Johns Hopkins University 

Head: Lev Yakobson

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International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences HSE

Established in 2010, the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences aims to develop academic studies in the field of history and sociology of World War II and the Holocaust and disseminate research results by publishing historical sources and secondary studies.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Michael David-Fox, Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Director: Oleg Budnitskii

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International Laboratory of Stochastic Analysis and its ApplicationsHSE

The team of the international laboratory gathers together researchers from various countries (Germany, France, Russia, UK) and from different schools but linked by close research interests. The lab has an initiative group from HSE (V.Konakov and V.Panov) and four invited professors with international recognition (E. Mammen, S. Menozzi, D. Belomestny, A. Veretennikov). The team was created on the basis of a long collaboration history, and research interests of all members of the group are quite close to each other. The general aim is to improve theoretical background and to develop practical methods for different stochastic models, to combine and share knowledge and ideas of leading international researchers to advance in several directions of the modern stochastic analysis.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Stanislav Molchanov, Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Head: Valentin Konakov

Website

International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and MotivationHSE

The research projects of the laboratory address engagement, meaning, motivational regulation, concordance of goals, and other constructs using instruments developed by the laboratory members as well as validated Russian versions of established measures.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Kennon Sheldon, Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

Head: Dmitry Leontiev

Website

International Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural AnalysisHSE

The ISSA Lab is focused on some mathematical models of artificial intelligent and it's software implementation. Laboratory staff participate in all academic activities on tree levels: bachelor's programs, master's programs, and postgraduate schools (for dissertation preparation).

Administration:

Head: Sergei Kuznetsov

Leading Research Fellow: Andre Scedrov, Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania 

Website

Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the HumanitiesHSE

The work of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym – IGITI) is carried out in several key research areas – the history of ideas and the sociology of knowledge, the history of studies of language and text, the university studies, and the analysis of contemporary cultural trends. In these areas, the Institute focuses on the following issues: the status of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences; traditions and classicist influences in the evolution of the humanities; the social context in which scholarly knowledge operates; the history of institutional forms of knowledge production; the internationalization of national academic communities and the formation of transnational orders and hierarchies of knowledge.

Administration:

Director: Irina Savelieva

Deputy Director: Elena Vishlenkova

Website

Laboratory of Theoretical Computer ScienceHSE

The Laboratory of Theoretical Computer Science was created in December 2015. It is a part of Big Data and Information Retrieval School of the Faculty of Computer Science in HSE. Research topics of the laboratory include computational complexity, Kolmogorov complexity, algorithmic statistics, combinatorial optimization and algorithmic game theory.

Administration:

Head: Nikolay Vereshchagin

Website

International laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms220

The International Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms was created in December 2016 in the framework of the Russian Government megagrants programme. The lab plans to create a new global research platform that combines the efforts of mathematicians from different domains of mathematics and theoretical physics working on the problems related to mirror symmetry, derived and non-commutative geometry, automorphic forms, and number theory.

Administration:

Academic Superviser: Ludmil Katzarkov

Head: Andrey Levin

Website

International Laboratory of Deep Learning and Bayesian MethodsHSE

International Laboratory of Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods is established on the basis of Bayesian Methods Research Group. The group is one of the strongest scientific groups in Russia in the area of machine learning and probabilistic modeling. The laboratory researches the neurobayesian models that combine the advantages of the two most successful machine learning approaches, namely neural networks and Bayesian methods.

Administration:

Academic Superviser: Novi Quadrianto, Assistant Professor, University of Sussex

Head: Dmitry Vetrov

Website

International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual DialogueHSE

Laboratory mission lies in promotion of the idea of intellectual dialogue between Russia and Europe and in implementation of philosophical studies, which are united by this topic within partnership with leading (mainly European) research-educational institutes and centers. Laboratory activities will help to promote the HSE in international academic environment by participating in research and educational projects of faculty of Humanities, as well as by creating intellectual public platforms in order to improve HSE’s image and its recognition as a leader of modern education in the humanities and international scientific and cultural cooperation center.

Administration:

Academic Superviser: Leonid Luks

Head: Vladimir Kantor

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International Laboratory for Population and Health StudiesHSE

International Laboratory for Population and Health Studies develops new and existing public health research methods, and conducts studies on population health and mortality based on them. Our main priority is to address the issues of population health and mortality in Russia, including: factors of excess mortality at working ages, health of elderly people in aging societies, impact of socioeconomic inequalities on population health status, regional mortality differences.

Administration:

Academic Superviser: Vladimir Shkolnikov

Head: Evgeny Andreev

Website

International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale AnalysisHSE

The research agenda of the Laboratory is based on three pillars: 1)Development of new mathematical methods and algorithms for atomistic-based multiscale modelling and simulation. 2) Implementation of these methods using novel supercomputer technologies. 3) Using these tools to solve actual interdisciplinary scientific and technological problems: water-based biomolecular systems; minerals, clays and cements; gas hydrates; filtration processes in porous media; glassy and amorphous states; polymer materials; radiation damage of materials etc.

Administration:

Head of the Group: Genri Norman

Deputy Head: Vladimir Stegailov

Website

International Laboratory for Linguistic ConvergenceHSE

The International Laboratory for Linguistic Convergence opened in 2017. It focuses on processes of convergence in the history of languages, i.e. the processes by which common features spread among languages due to contact between their speakers. The laboratory aims at modelling processes of convergence and developing tools to study these phenomena using data from electronic corpora of spoken language.

Administration:

Academic Superviser: Johanna Nichols

Head: Nina Dobrushina

Website

Saint Petersburg

International laboratory of Game Theory and Decision MakingHSE

The subject of Game Theory is central to the mathematical modeling of the economic situations of conflict and cooperation. The HSE’s Game Theory and Decision Making laboratory aims to develop new bridges between the models of non-cooperative behavior, and the normative concept of cooperation and fair division, in particular in their algorithmic and asymptotic dimensions.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Head: Elena Yanovskaya

Co-Head: Anna Bogomolnaya, Professor in Economics, University of Glasgow

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International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and PolicyHSE

The International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) at HSE University in St. Petersburg is a multidisciplinary research centre, launched in September 2015, to develop international and national research, policy and educational work in the inter-related spheres of Health Economics, Health Care Management and Public Health. The centre will achieve (i) research and educational excellence; (ii) policy relevance and impact; and (iii) the development of junior researchers.

Administration:

International Research Advisor : Paul Kind, Professor, University of Leeds

Head: Christopher Gerry

Website

Nizhny Novgorod

Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis220

Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis (LATNA) was created in October, 2011 at the Higher School of Economics. It is an independent body of researchers and teachers, under direction of Professor Panos M. Pardalos (University of Florida, USA), funded from a grant by the Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the laboratory is scientific research and the establishment of international relations in the field of algorithms and techniques on algorithms and technologies for networks analysis for fundamental and applied research.

Administration:

Academic Supervisor: Panos Pardalos, Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida

Head: Valery Kalyagin

Website

Perm

International Laboratory of Intangible-driven EconomyHSE

The Laboratory aims at discovering phenomena of economic agents’ behavior under uncertainty in the knowledge economy. The HSE-Perm research group together with their international partners focus on intangible-intensive organizations, with the emphasis on special features of public corporations, privately-held companies and organizations in sport industry.

Administration:

Head: Elena Shakina

Leading Research Fellow: Angel Barajas, Associate Professor at the Finance and Accounting Department, University of Vigo

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220 Laboratories established under implementation of the Decree No. 220 of the Government of the Russian Federation ‘On the measures to attract leading researchers to Russian higher education institutions’

HSE Laboratories financed from the HSE funds