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Test-tube Babies are Changing our Understanding of Parentage

The growth of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogate motherhood, etc, have changed our very idea of parentage. The concept of a parent as an integral and inseparable whole is now being broken down into a number of different roles – there are ‘genetic’ mothers, ‘birth’ mothers and ‘feeding’ mothers while fathers can be ‘genetic’ or ‘social’. This atomisation of parenthood explains the prevailing ambiguous attitude towards ART as Olga Isupova, Alexei Belianin and Anna Gusareva showed in their presentation at the HSE XV April International Conference ‘Economic and Social Development’, in the ‘Demography and Labour Markets’ Section.

Laura Solanko: ‘An Academic Today Cannot Help but Want to Create and Work’

As part of the XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, a ceremony took place to award the National Prize for Applied Economics, which this year went to William Pyle and Laura Solanko for their convincing validation of Mancur Olson’s hypothesis using unique data on Russian business associations.

Top 15 Most Interesting Reports of the HSE's XV April International Academic Conference

Russians are failing to cope with debt; small town economies are lagging behind; the Russian market is not favourable for a defined-contribution pension system, and Russian statistics are unsuitable for analysis — these were the top 15 most interesting papers from the HSE's XV April Conference, according to Opec.ru

‘There’s a Less War-Like Culture Evolving’

Ronald Inglehart, Academic Supervisor at the HSE Laboratory of Comparative Social Research in St. Petersburg, has been affiliated with the HSE for several years now. He shared some of his impressions of the XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development and findings of the 4th LCSR International Workshop, which was part of the event.

The Five 'C's: Essential Elements for Building Foresight

Attila Havas, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, shared his views with the HSE news service on the development of foresight practices in Russia and around the world, and talked about his impressions of the April Conference.

Russia is a Country with Great Potential

Massimiliano Onorato, Assistant Professor Economics and Institutional Change at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy). His interests include political economy and macroeconomic development.

Moscow’s Exhilarating Energy Sets Mood at April Conference

Ikka Korhonen, Head of the Research Institute for Economics in Transition, Bank of Finland:‘My interests lie in the area of macroeconomics, and there are a lot of papers being presented at the conference that important for my work.'

Cooperation Bears Fruit

International participants of the XV HSE April International Aca­demic Conference on Economic and Social Development  speak to the HSE News Service.

New Agreements on Cooperation with the HSE to Be Signed at the Conference

International participants of the XV HSE April International Aca­demic Conference on Economic and Social Development  speak to the HSE News Service.

Growing Partnership with the HSE Contributes to Comparative Social Research on Russia and Germany

Katharina Blum has longstanding ties with Russia, having studied in the Faculty of Philosophy at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She knows and loves Russian literature, especially Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as those places in Moscow where the action takes place in his novel The Master and Margarita. She studies the Russian and German elite through comparative analysis, as well as other topics common to Russia and Germany.