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Tag "HSE April Conference on Economic and Social Development"

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.

Lessons in Finance at HSE's April Conference

On April 9th and 10th, HSE’s School of Finance is organising several new platforms of discussion as part of the XVI April International Academic Conference. Topics will include measuring and assessing companies’ intellectual capital, research on corporate financial decisions, and for Russian and foreign post-graduate students, the second annual PhD seminar on financial markets and corporate financial policy will take place.

Improving Old Age in Russia — Not Just the Pension System

Oksana Sinyavskaya is Associate Professor at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and a leading Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Development Studies, Centre for Studies on Income and Living Standards. She will be giving a paper at the XVI April International Conference on Economic and Social Development about the problems of ageing in Russia. She talked to the HSE English Language News service about her research in this area.