Economics & Management
Doing Business in Russia (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 26 - July, 15
Managing a Global Team (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Nizhny Novgorod)
Dates: July, 17 - 22
The course aims at the development of team-leading and team-working skills within the specifics of a multinational group. The theoretical part backs on major theories and approaches in general management and human resource management with a special stress to the findings of experimental sociology. The practical part of the course relies on management cases and imitative modelling exercises that help students experience the problems discussed. The uniqueness of the course is in the combination of firm theory and experimental findings on one hand, and a significant number of practical examples, activities and questions on the other.
Russia and Global Food Security (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 20 - July, 01
This course covers the economic dimensions of food production, consumption, and trade. The main aim of the course is to form a clear understanding of the current state of the global food market and the main structural shifts that have taken place in it. It is also intended to give students an idea of ways to overcome the critical situation in the agricultural sector in terms of threats to global food security. This course focuses on the nature and degree of the impact that the global food problem has on the economic policy of each country, as well as on the world economy as a whole. A key idea emphasized in this course is that a country’s ability to provide a sufficient amount of food for its people and still have a surplus of products to export is one of the most powerful levers of economic and political influence.
Challenges to EU–Russia Economic Links (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 26 - July, 08
Associate Professor:Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs / School of World Economy
The course offers an outlook for EU–Russia economic links, outlines existing challenges and draws an eventual perspective in relations.
Politics and Economics of Energy (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 10 - 22
Assistant Professor:Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
This course introduces the major theoretical approaches and policy issues in the study of energy that span across political science and economics. Accordingly, the course takes a very broad view and introduces students to energy as understood by scholars of international security and cooperation as well as economic and political development. In this regard we will find that some scholars view energy as physical commodities and others as money available to its owners, a private company or a state corporation. The differences between energy as commodity and energy as money will also guide us as we investigate the major policy issues of the day: the development and current status of the global energy industry, with particular emphasis on Russia; the role of other public, private, nongovernmental and international organizational actors; the historical importance and future relevance of OPEC; resource nationalism and mercantilism; alternative energies and the “threat” of fracking to traditional gas producers.
Critical Perspectives on International Business (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE St.Petersburg)
Dates: July, 24 - 29
This course provides the theoretical framework and practical experience of international business in unpredictable and rapidly changing environment. This is a "big picture" course about different aspects in international business: main global trends, influencing strategies of international companies, competitiveness and globalization, the organizational response to environmental changes. A key aspect during the course is to have an opportunity to observe and assess the international companies’ performance with the emphasis on global economic situation. The course includes a traditional lecture-segment and a student activity-segment with the core focus on real life situations. The case studies and assignments will be used to illustrate key points of international business theory and the challenges facing organisations in an international context.
Demographic Development of Russia and Post-Soviet countries (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 07 - 19
This discipline is devoted to the brief history of the population and the description of the current demographic situation and processes (fertility, mortality, migration) in Russia and the whole Post Soviet territory.
Also the course includes not only description but the causal relation and explanations from different theories of the observed phenomenon.
In the course we will pay attention on the main social, economic and political consequences of the abovementioned processes for the certain territory of the former USSR (countries and regions within the countries) and even neighbor countries. The demographic and functional projections will be demonstrated to the students and discussed with them.