This paper summarizes the insights obtained in the course of the proactive educational project "Inclusive Higher School." The goals of the project are to examine the present-day process of inclusive education at the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", as well as to develop a set of recommendations for promoting an enabling learning environment for students with disabilities. This paper briefly describes the main steps of the project, sums up the results of the studies, and analyzes the current degree of disability inclusion at the Higher School of Economics.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.