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Economics & Management

Doing Business in Russia (4 ECTS credits, 32 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: June, 26 - July, 15

Natalya I. Guseva
Professor:Faculty of Business and Management / School of Business Administration / Department of General and Strategic Management


Covering contemporary issues of doing business in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Russia, this course is oriented towards both knowledge and skills. It focuses on the peculiarities of doing business in Russia from two perspectives. First, the external perspective takes into account the peculiarities of Russia’s political, legislative, economic, social, demographic and cultural environment. Second, the internal perspective addresses companies’ differences in national culture and management and their implications with regard to successful communications, team building, leadership, decision-making, motivation, and negotiation processes with Russians.

Managing a Global Team (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Nizhny Novgorod) 
Dates: July, 17 - 22

Mikhail Plotnikov
HSE Campus in Nizhny Novgorod / Faculty of Management / Department of General and Strategic Management


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

Vladimir Zuev
Professor:Institute of Trade Policy / Department of Trade Policy


The course presents the analysis of the major challenges to the EU – Russia links. There is a clear contradiction between the huge potential for cooperation and the current state in relations, which are at a mess. This course, while disclosing the fundamentals and a historical retrospective of relations between Russia and the EU, is focused on the most recent developments in Europe, including unrest in Ukraine, and their impact on relationships in Europe. Large part of the course is dedicated to problems of economic cooperation, discovering the burden of economic sanctions. The aim is to understand the reasons for the current problems and to dress up the likely scenarios of the eventual development of links with largely unused potential for partnership.
Topics included in the course ignite discussion and debate. Different points of view on different aspects of the cooperation dilemmas are provided to create an objective vision of the controversial issue. 

Politics and Economics of Energy (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: July, 10 - 22

Vladimir Zuev
Professor:Institute of Trade Policy / Department of Trade Policy


This course puts a test on conventional theoretical approaches on global energy issues. It is based upon empirical evidence of the current trends on the global energy markets, unveiling policy issues in the study of energy that span across political science and international economics.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.We investigate the major policy issues of the day: the development and current status of the global energy markets, with particular emphasis on Russia, EU, China and the USA.The role of the international organizations is given the focal place, especially the historical importance, the current development and future relevance of OPEC.The course attributes a special role to the influence on the industry of the technological progress in 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.

Development of Russia and Post-Soviet countries
 (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours, HSE Moscow)
Dates: August, 07 - 19

Vladimir A. Kozlov
Associate Professor:Institute of Demography / Department of Demography

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.