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Two-hundredth Working Paper Published

A working paper is a form of preliminary publication that makes it possible to quickly present for discussion among the academic community the results of the latest research. On September 5, the HSE Basic Research Programme issued its 200th working paper.

The Gap between Blacks and Whites Is Growing in the US

The 50-year anniversary of the march on Washington was celebrated recently in the US, but the famous ‘dream’ of its inspirer, Martin Luther King, is still a dream: over recent decades, the level of economic and social inequality between whites and African Americans has grown.

Limited Interest Rates on Loans failed to Help South Africa

The Russian Government is discussing a proposal on the administrative limitation of maximum interest rates on consumer loans. One of Russia’s partners in BRICS – South Africa – already has experience of such a solution. The HSE Center of Development published an analysis of this case in its ‘Banks: Statistics and Economics’ newsletter.

The Demographic Echo of War

The Second World War ended on September 2, 1945. A new study of human losses suffered by the Soviet Union and their consequences for subsequent generations was published in Demoscope Weekly, an HSE online journal.

The HSE Launches ‘The Institute of Precedent’ Website

The project aims to comprehensively cover the role of courts in the development of law and promote the integration of Russian court practice into the international information environment.

Anti-School Attitudes Depend on the Immediate Environment

A child’s attitude towards school is formed by his parents and classmates. And, according to a new study published in Voprosy Obrazovaniya (Education Issues) magazine, the type of school doesn’t have a significant influence on his or her view.

The Intellectuals on Contemporary Humanities Disciplines

The Congress 100th Anniversary of Russian Formalism (1913-2013) is being held by the leading Russian humanities centers, including the Higher School of Economics and Russian State University for the Humanities on August, 25-29, 2013, in Moscow.

The Solar System and the Asteroid Threat

On September 11-13, 2013, an international seminar “The Solar System and the Asteroid Threat” will take place at the HSE. Mark Boslough, Professor at the University of New Mexico and a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, and Roberto Furfaro, Professor at the University of Arizona and the head of the Space Systems Engineering Laboratory, will speak on the issues. The event is being organized by the Research Laboratory of Space Research, Technologies, Systems, and Processes at the HSE. Mark Boslough gave a special interview to the HSE news service.

HSE Researchers about the Summer School in London School of Economics

Kirill Zhirkov, LCSR, HSE St. Petersburg Campus, research fellow took part in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)  Summer School at the course ‘The Middle East in Global Politics’. That’s his impressions on the international summer school which was possible due to the LCSR financial support.

Sociology is becoming a civic movement

The annual conference of the American Sociological Association was in New York this year. Among the 6,000 specialists discussing the current state of social sciences and society were 18 academics from the HSE.