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Kitrar Liudmila. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, 2017.

For successful implementation of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) UNIDO acts as a global forum for the establishment of relevant international standards, including on industrial statistics. In this format, UNIDO implements a regional project “Improvement of industrial statistics and development of indicators of industrial performance for policy-relevant analysis in CIS countries”. The main objective of the project is to provide methodological assistance to national statistical offices in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in introducing international standards on industrial statistics to statistical practice and forming modern and internationally comparable statistical information to display industrial development processes. Therefore, it was necessary to assess reliability, timeliness and international comparability of official statistics of Rosstat and other national statistical offices of the CIS countries, so the analytical part is done mainly based on the official data sources. This paper is based on the intermediate results of statistical analysis of the analytical module of UNIDO project

Added: Oct 24, 2017
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Luidmila Kitrar. United Nations Industrial Developement Organization, 2017.

To help countries achieve their full industrialization potential and fulfil the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and thereby improve their general welfare, UNIDO is promoting the concept of comprehensive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), which was established in the Lima Declaration adopted by UNIDO Member States on 2 December 2013. The UN General Assembly recognizes the significance of ISID as an important strategic direction for fostering global development in the future. ISID is a key instrument for achieving sustainable economic growth, the creation of quality jobs, the building of equal societies, the protection of the environment, and the active shaping of comprehensive sustainable globalization. The promotion of ISID as the key driver for successful integration of economic, social and environmental factors necessary to achieve full implementation of sustainable development by creating and improving countries’ industrial potential is the main priority of UNIDO’s current activities. To successfully implement ISID, UNIDO acts as a global forum for industrial development and the establishment of relevant international standards, including standards on industrial statistics [UNIDO, 2014; 2013a]. Accordingly, UNIDO has been implementing the regional project “Improvement of industrial statistics and development of statistical indicators for the analysis of industrial development in the CIS countries” since 2013. The project’s main objective is to provide methodological assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) national statistical services in implementing international standards on industrial statistics in the statistical practice and presentation of modern, internationally comparable information for a qualitative and reliable reflection of industrial development processes. This report presents the results of the statistical analysis describing the availability, quality and measurement capabilities of official statistics in the CIS countries accumulated over the period 2005-2014.

Added: Sep 18, 2018
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Yasin E. M.: Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2014.

In lieu of an introduction: This work, presented as a report at XV International April Conference of National Research University HSE, was started as a new version of the first chapter of my book published in 2002 “Russian Economy. Sources and Panorama of Market Reforms”.

The more I worked and read literature on the subject, the further I moved from the initial idea. Changes were especially significant after I read the works of E. Huntington and L. Harrison which emphasized the role of culture, which also includes institutions, in the development of the economy and society.

It happened so that I lost hope to rework the text of the mentioned book in the spirit of these ideas. It seemed appropriate to me to present the results of work in the form of this report mainly devoted to one task: understand the historical and institutional sources of the problems now faced by Russia which started its transition to the well-established European market and network economic model back in 1861. Thus, this report is focused on how Russia, unlike Europe, developed its national culture after 12th century, and how it formed the autocracy institution as a core of the political system. And how the traditions of this system influenced the development of the country again and again. It is understood that this subject attracted the attention of many researchers. Here I will mention the names of V.O. Klyuchevsky; A. Akhiezer, I. Klyamkin and I. Yakovenko; Y. Pivovarov and A. Fursov, L.S. Vasiliev, as well as R. Pipes. The key moment I would like to draw your attention to is the collision of totally different structures, though compatible under certain conditions: hierarchy of domination and submission typical of feudalism and bureaucracy, on the one hand, and the network market structure born in the Ancient Greece on the other hand. Then it revived in Europe, first in medieval cities, and then it became the basis for capitalism and democracy development in present- day understanding. This system of institutions generated industrial economy and ensured a high pace of its development. It also contributed to growing importance of science and accelerating the processes of innovations creation and realization. According to E. Machiusson and G. Clark, the scope of the world economy increased ten times in the past 200 years (1800–2003), while there was no substantial growth during the previous 3,000 years.

As I understand, Russia started transition from hierarchy to network in 1861, after the Emancipation reform. Since that time it has 5 been undergoing a painstaking process of transformation, with the Soviet experiment being its stage. It was started by people that believed in the truth of Marxist theory that adopted the collapse of market economy and its replacement by large-scale machine industry. By 1970s it became clear that Marx was mistaken: the market mechanism did not disappear, it confirmed its role in the development and globalization of the world economy. Russia managed to put an end to the Soviet experiment and puts great efforts to overcome the contradictory processes of renewal and development of the present-day market economy, as well as the retarding influence of long-standing traditions of hierarchy and despotism domination. These questions are dealt with in greater detail in the offered report.

Added: Apr 11, 2014
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Shishkin S.V., Bogatova T., Chernets V. et al. M.: The Moscow Public Science Foundation, 2003.

This book provides an overview of a study that was undertaken by Independent Institute for Social Policy in 2002 under financial support from the Moscow Public Science Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) . Data generated in the course of face-to-face interviews with health care professionals in two Russian regions allows to make judgements about the prevalence of informal payments for health services made by patients at various health care institutions and units thereof. Authors argue that such payments have become a tool that patients and doctors use to adapt to realities of the transitional period. The book describes existing informal payment rules and schemes. Authors have analyzed personal and group norms regarding informal payments, as well as health professionals’ attitudes towards their legalization. Data generated by the study has been used to assess the impact of legalization of informal payments for health services in Russia

Added: Sep 9, 2015
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M.: Association of graduates and employees of AFEA named after prof. Zhukovsky, 2018.

The materials of The International Scientific – Practical Conference is presented below.

The Conference reflects the modern state of innovation in education, science, industry and social-economic sphere, from the standpoint of introducing new information technologies.

It is interesting for a wide range of researchers, teachers, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation and information technologies.

Added: May 24, 2018
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The data book is issued for the first time by Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK) together with Federal State Statistics Service and presents the main trends in information society development in the subjects of the Russian Federation. It contains information that characterises the sector of information and communication technologies (ICT), ICT infrastructure, and ICT usage by households and organisations. The publication contains data provided by Federal State Statistics Service and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Media of the Russian ¬Federation. When constructing the indicators the authors used the methodology developed by HSE ISSEK, which was then harmonised with the approaches adopted by international organisations. The publication is designed for a wide range of readers interested in information society development issues, including public authorities, experts, scientific personnel, and those working with universities and businesses.

Added: Jan 21, 2015
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Prt. 1: Innovative Information Technologies in Education. M.: HSE, 2014.

The materials of The Third International Scientific-Practical Conference is presented below. The Conference reflects the modern state of innovation in education, science, industry and social-economic sphere, from the standpoint of introducing new information technologies.

Digest of Conference materials is presented in 3 parts. It is interesting for a wide range of researchers, teachers, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation and information technologies.

Added: May 1, 2014
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Prt. 2. M.: HSE, 2014.

The materials of The Third International Scientific-Practical Conference is presented below. The Conference reflects the modern state of innovation in education, science, industry and social-economic sphere, from the standpoint of introducing new information technologies.

Digest of Conference materials is presented in 3 parts. It is interesting for a wide range of researchers, teachers, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation and information technologies.

Added: Apr 18, 2014
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Prt. 3. M.: HSE, 2014.

The materials of The Third International Scientific-Practical Conference is presented below. The Conference reflects the modern state of innovation in education, science, industry and social-economic sphere, from the standpoint of introducing new information technologies.

Digest of Conference materials is presented in 3 parts. It is interesting for a wide range of researchers, teachers, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation and information technologies.

Added: Apr 18, 2014
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М.: Изд-во РГГУ, 2013.
Added: Oct 1, 2017
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Edited by: A. Greif, L. Kiesling, J. V. Nye. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

This book brings together a group of leading economic historians to examine how institutions, innovation, and industrialization have determined the development of nations. Presented in honor of Joel Mokyr—arguably the preeminent economic historian of his generation—these wide-ranging essays address a host of core economic questions. What are the origins of markets? How do governments shape our economic fortunes? What role has entrepreneurship played in the rise and success of capitalism? Tackling these and other issues, the book looks at coercion and exchange in the markets of twelfth-century China, sovereign debt in the age of Philip II of Spain, the regulation of child labor in nineteenth-century Europe, meat provisioning in pre–Civil War New York, aircraft manufacturing before World War I, and more. The book also features an essay that surveys Mokyr’s important contributions to the field of economic history, and an essay by Mokyr himself on the origins of the Industrial Revolution.

Added: Mar 31, 2016
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de Silva M., Kurlyandskaya G., Andreeva E. et al. Washington: The World Bank Press, 2009.

Intergovernmental Reforms in the Russian Federation: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? is a critical analysis of Russia’s intergovernmental reform program which began in the early 1990s. It assesses the effects of a broad range of reforms adopted over two tumultuous decades during which the Russian Federation experienced significant, and at times drastic, political regime changes, coupled with a similarly turbulent economic growth trajectory. This environment reshaped intergovernmental relations, requiring certain fiscal responsibilities to be delegated to the subnational levels. These reforms, however, were not always accompanied by the kinds of administrative and political structures required to support a truly devolved system of intergovernmental fiscal relations. As this study indicates, in recent years there has been a tendency to recentralize some powers that had been granted to subnational governments under earlier reforms—a trend that may call into question the future of fiscal decentralization in the federation. Moreover, the current global economic downturn has had a significant effect on Russia’ economic growth, largely because of the country’s overdependence on oil, gas, and mineral exports. It is likely that in the present economic climate the political regime will be inclined to further limit subnational autonomy.

Added: Oct 22, 2013
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Edited by: D. M. Bondarenko, O. S. Kulkova. M.: 2016.

The volume is the Book of Abstracts of the International Conference “Non-Western Europe and Africa: Connections in the Past and the Present” held in Moscow, Russia by the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia on June 2 - 3, 2016.

Added: Mar 13, 2018
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Routledge, 2017.

In an interconnected and globally competitive environment, faculty mobility across countries has become widespread, yet is little understood. Grounded in qualitative methodology, this volume offers a cutting-edge examination of internationally mobile academics today and explores the approaches and strategies that institutions pursue to recruit and integrate international teachers and scholars into local universities. Providing a range of research-based insights from case studies in key countries, this resource offers higher education scholars and administrators a comparative perspective, helping to explain the impact that international faculty have on the local university, as well as issues of retention, promotion, salaries, and the challenges faced by these internationally mobile academics.

Added: Oct 25, 2016
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Kotelkin S. V., Medved A. A. St. Petersburg: Spb University of Management and Economics Publishing House, 2012.

The University training discipline “International financial markets” studies the behavior of economic institutions (business, fi nancial institutes, governments, individuals) in the multicurrency environment. The text consists of two sections, 6 chapters. The world monetary system, exchange rates and “forex” markets are considered in part I. The international money and capital mar kets, and multicurrency investments are studied in part II. The text is focused on the university students of the undergraduate and graduate levels, and business practitioners. Authors intended to instill in the readers a taste for work with the theoretical concepts, the empirical data, describing the evolution, current con- ditions and prospects of the international financial environment’ development in the framework of business decisions making.

Added: Oct 20, 2013
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Slobodyan S. Vol. 14. Iss. 3. Association of the International Journal of Central Banking, 2018.

I argue that the rather unfavorable conclusions of the three papers in the session on "Coordination and Tradeoffs" might not be as bad as they seem. In particular, I dwell on challenges facing the central bank using an interest rate that is different from the risk-free rate in its Taylor rule, and show that proper redefinition of the intercept and the slope of the rule allows avoidance of inflationary bias and preserves the stability of equilibrium.

Added: Feb 1, 2019
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Gurkov I. B. Verona: Conoscere Eurasia Edizioni, 2016.

This report presents the recent development of manufcaturing subsidiaries of multinational corporations in Russia and indicates some promising opportunities of their development.

Added: Oct 11, 2016
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Volgograd: 2014.

In the period from the 1920s to 1930s the theory of economic cycles underwent dramatic changes. Due to the research of such famous economists as Nikolay Kondratieff, Joseph Kitchin, Wesley Mitchell, Simon Kuznets, and Joseph Schumpeter the idea of a whole system of economic cycles (with characteristic periods between two and sixty years) was developed. The idea of a system of intertwined economic cycles is nowadays paramount to the school of evolutionary economics and its development promises rather interesting future outcomes. That is why this issue of our ‘Kondratieff Waves’ Yearbook is devoted to the interconnections between various economic cycles.

As to the subtitle of this volume, one should note that many of the contributors refer to the system of cycles and the fact that real economic cycles make up a system, whereas among different types of cycles, the Juglar, Kuznets, and Kondratieff cycles are the most important ones for the present-day economic dynamics.

Although Kondratieff himself considered long waves as above all an economic phenomenon, the theory of the long waves became, however, very actively developed in connection with their political and geopolitical aspects. In this Yearbook, the political aspect of Kondratieff waves is the subject of several articles in the second section.

The last section of this Yearbook is devoted to the heritage of Kondratieff and other prominent economists. The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the outstanding Russian economist, one of the most prominent researchers of medium-term economic cycles, Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky, and the volume is concluded with Kondratieff's article about him. Concerning 2015, we should mention another anniversary, namely, 30 years since the death of Simon Kuznets (1901–1985).

This edition will be useful for economists, social scientists, as well as for a wide range of those interested in the problems of the past, present, and future of global economy and globalization. 

Added: Oct 13, 2015
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Sidorkin A. M. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.

This book is about the end of an era in education. It argues that schooling as we know it will cease to exist and be replaced with something else. Education will undergo a radical, fundamental change, replacing traditional compulsory schooling with a market-based system of learning that is finely tuned to demand and does not rely on extra-economic coercion. The premise of the book is to treat school learning as a form of labor. Its genre lies somewhere between educational theory and a political economy of education. The author explores the origins of the contemporary mass schooling models and redefines school learning in terms of labor, with special reference to genesis of education and to the history of childhood in its connection with schooling. Schools are described as islands of non-market, semi-feudal economies in the midst of the sea of markets, which explains some of the most common worries about learning motivation. The book offers several critiques of the most influential thoughts on schooling today: Progressivism, the Human Capital theory, the belief in intrinsic motivation, the voucher movement and the accountability reform. And finally, it outlines two alternative solutions for educational problems which stem from the essential lack of learning motivation. This book is an invitation to resurrect the tradition of asking fundamental questions about education. Improving what is essentially a flawed institution can take us only so far; the author is inviting the reader to go further.

 

Added: Jul 25, 2013
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Koshkina E., Romanchenko J. M.: 2013.

Das Buch  "Landeskunde von Deutschland und Russland" behandelt die  gegenwärtige aktuelle Situation  in der BRD und  der Russischen Föderation. Die Autoren betrachten die geografische Lade der beiden Länder, das politische System, Wirtschaft, das Bildungswesen, Kultur und das Gesellschaftsleben. Didaktisierte authentische Texte, Schemas, Bilder widerspiegeln in vollem Maße den Sachverhalt in beiden Staaten. Das Buch ist  Studierenden der Fremdsprachenfakultäten und auch allen Interessenten, die das Sprachniveau A2+ haben, zu empfehlen. 

Added: Oct 16, 2013