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Tag "HSE April Conference on Economic and Social Development"

Do All Crumbling Empires Behave the Same?

In his honorary lecture 'Twilight of an Empire', at the HSE April International Conference, Professor Guillermo Owen, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, considers the case of the late Roman Empire - a once-powerful incumbent state which is beginning to lose its power - and compares it with examples nearer our own time. Professor Owen is a member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona, and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He is associate editor of the International Game Theory Review. In an interview with the HSE English News service Professor Owen made comparisons in a game theory approach to the behaviour of the late Roman Empire and the Soviet Empire of the 1980s and 1990s.

Educational Equality is Key to Eliminating Corruption

Educational Equality is Key to Eliminating Corruption
On April 8, Eric Uslaner, Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland - College Park, presented a keynote lecture called ‘The Historical Roots of Corruption’ on the second day of the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE. Professor Uslaner is a widely recognized expert in political science, with specific interests in political economy, political behaviour, equality, trust and corruption. Among his more recent books is Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law: The Bulging Pocket Makes the Easy Life published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.

Professor William Thompson Reflects on HSE April Conference

At the April International Academic conference William R. Thompson, Rogers Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington and Managing Editor of International Studies Quarterly, gave an honorary lecture on Norms, Behavioral Compliance, and Status Attribution in International Politics. He also participated in the session on State Capacity and Durability/Vulnerability of Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes with a paper entitled State Capacity, Democratization and Public Policy, co-authored with Thomas J. Volgy.

Human Capital Quality Delivers Economic Boost

In an environment where the natural-resources growth model is exhausted, human capital becomes the Russian economy's key competitive advantage. The problem of how the state, business and citizens can develop and invest in it was the main theme for the plenary discussion 'Social Policy Priorities' which took place on 7 April at the HSE's XVI April International Confernce on Modernizing the Economy and Society.

Legal Nihilism Prevents Rule of Law

In Russia, demand for law comes primarily from the state rather than from society. The adoption of simple and clear directly effective laws, the expansion of juries and the active use of information technologies could enhance interest on the part of the citizenry in issues of law and law enforcement, noted participants in the plenary session ‘Demand for Law: Factors and Driving Forces’, which was held at the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE.

Turbulence Is a Time for Unexpected Solutions in Education

Turbulence Is a Time for Unexpected Solutions in Education
The state is getting rid of underperforming universities, backing large universities, and online courses are vying for market space. These and other trends were the subject for discussion on April 7 by participants in the plenary discussion 'Paths of the Development of the Professional and Higher Education in the Conditions of Economic Turbulence' at the XVI April International Research Conference on Economic and Social Development.

Russia’s Key Task Is to Create a Comfortable Atmosphere for Both People and Business

Russia’s Key Task Is to Create a Comfortable Atmosphere for Both People and Business
HSE’s XVI April International Academic Conference opened with the plenary session ‘Global Trends and Economic Growth in Russia: Old Challenges and New Risks.’

Russia’s Scientific Development Priorities to Be Discussed at April Conference

Scientific cooperation and competition among nations are key issues in modern science and technology policy. In order to put these issues up for public discussion, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) is organizing a special three-day section called ‘Science and Innovations’ as part of HSE’ s XVI April International Academic Conference.

Crisis Poses New Challenges for Researchers

Crisis Poses New Challenges for Researchers
The XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development starts on April 7. Below HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin describes what interesting things await this year's participants.

Students Invited to Plenary Session of the April Conference

For the first time, students and post-grads are invited to listen in on plenary sessions of the International April Conference. They will be able to find out ‘from the horse’s mouth’ what the world’s top academics, economists, government and public figures think about the current state of Russia’s economy and society.