This volume contains contributions presented at the Internatio-nal Seminar that took place on December 19th, 2012 and was organised by the Department for European Studies of the Institute of Europe RAS with the support of the RAS Presidium. Experts from Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine, officials from the MFA RF, representa-tives of the EU Member states embassies, NGOs and media as well as researchers from the Institute of Europe took part in the Seminar. The participants were asked to formulate Russia’s anxieties and ex-pectations in its relations with the EU in economic, political and se-curity spheres. Most papers presented in the volume conclude that there is no alternative than to further develop the ongoing dialog with the EU. Concrete tasks of the broad cooperation agenda in economy, justice and security, science and culture make both sides look for the reasonable compromise in the dialog even if their interests and guiding principles differ.
Dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural transformation of Russia in recent decades are often compared to the reforms of Peter the Great. The ongoing reform of education, which is part of the changer, attracts international attention. There have been voices within the Czech: pedagogical public, growing in intensity in the past few years, pointing out the lack of information on the development of education in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, on the transformation of the educational system, and on the problems solved by politicians, experts, as well as school practice in the multi-ethnic and multi-national state. These problems may be of interest not only to the witnesses of the era of Soviet pedagogy and intensive work and personal contacts with its representatives, but also to the younger generation of teachers and researchers. The aim of the publication is to draw attention to education in the Russian Federation, providing the Czech educational community, professionals, and the general public with up-to-date information, as well as documenting, from a critical-analytical perspective, the development, current situation, and trends in Russian schooling.
The book presents a logically structured study of the development of global economy beginning from the 1970s. The major evolutionary processes are emphasized and the core problems for the present period of time are identified. Also, a separate scenario forecasts for the next 5-10 years are formulated. In the course of the analysis it was separately allocated problems associated with the functioning of global financial markets and their negative impact on economic growth.
Introductory level econometrics textbook for economics undergraduate students.
The methodology of econometric approach to off-site monitoring of the Russian banking system is suggested. It includes econometric models of the probability of bank default, based on historical data on Russian bank defaults; models of ratings assigned to banks by rating agencies or experts, models of banks’ interest rates, and models of banks’ cost efficiency. Models are tested on real data in order to estimate possibility of their potential use as part of Early Warning System in banks supervision.