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People in America are More Interested in Tolstoy than Putin

Andrey Shcherbak, Associate Professor at the HSE Saint Petersburg School of Applied Political Science, spent six months in the USA, thanks to the Mellon Visiting Scholar Fellowship programme. Andrey told us about the programme and his research.

Interaction between Science and the Real Economy Sector

On July 18 and 19, 2013, an international workshop on ‘State Research Organizations: Interaction between Science and the Real Economy Sector’ takes place at the HSE. The event has been organized by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).

One-Third of Russians Prefer Informal Employment

The informal labour market is growing in Russia. An increasing number of people are moving to the informal economy because they do not trust government institutions and do not receive the public benefits they are entitled to as taxpayers. 'Shadowed from Regulation: Informality in the Russian Labor Markets, Its Dynamics, Extent, and Consequences' is a paper by Vladimir Gimpelson.

Corruption Weighed by Post-Material Values

If the majority of a country’s population moved from values of survival to values of self-expression, individuals with both types of values will try to avoid corrupt behaviour. But if, as in Russia, values of survival prevail in society, individuals with values of self-expression are inclined to act corruptly. This is the conclusion of a study by Maria Kravtsova and Alexey Oshchepkov.

‘Russia is Constantly Changing, Like the Troika Rushing Forward’

On June 28th, 2013, Joseph Bradley, Professor of History at the University of Tulsa, USA, spoke at the HSE on ‘Studying Late Imperial Russian Society and State as part of Russian Studies in the USA’. He gave a special interview to HSE news service.

Academic Analysis of the Russian Protests

The burst of political life in Moscow and other Russian regions in 2011-2012 led to a number of academic studies, both in Russia and internationally. The results and conclusions made by researchers show how diverse the nature of Russian protest activity is.

Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?

On July 1, 2013, the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP) held an international political conference ‘Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?’, in which international and Russian experts took part.

Russia’s Integration in Global Economic Institutions: Accession to the OECD

As part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place on June 20-22, 2013, a briefing ‘The Potential for Russia’s Accession to the OECD’ was held in which HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov participated.

KinetX Aerospace Joins the HSE to Research Planetary Defense

A recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) solidifies a new phase of the ongoing relationship between KinetX and the HSE and the success these organizations achieved over the past year on a MegaGrant contract. Joint efforts will help track potentially dangerous asteroids and explore other interplanetary space projects.

‘Latest Developments of The World Economy’

On June, 18, 2013 Daisuke Kotegawa, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies, former Executive Director for Japan, IMF gave a lecture “Latest Developments of The World Economy”  to students and teachers at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs on financial crisis in Japan, Cyprus and overview of global economy.