Конференция лауреатов и стипендиатов МНФЭИ академика Н.П. Федоренко
Conference of laureates and fellows of the academician Nikolai Fedorenko International Scientific Foundation of Economic Research 2017
The article is devoted to the energy interests of Iran in the Caspian region and in Armenia.
So, what are the stylistic features of all these Kaluga Conferences? First of all, it is a wider historical context in looking at problems and events. All these forums are meeting places for experts on medieval Russian history with home-based and foreign historians who deal with Western Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Besides, the number of our colleagues from abroad is growing with every new conference. The panels are always arranged according to a thematic rather than regional principle. Crucially, the participants should be given a chance not only to collate their own subject matter with data from other regions, but also to appreciate the work of their colleagues who specialise on other countries of the same period, to get acquainted with their source base, the questions posed to the sources, and the historiographic situation as a whole.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.