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Countries with Transitional Economies are Abandoning Political Reform

On December 12, 2013, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) presented its report ‘Stuck in Transition?’ at the HSE. The report focuses on post-Soviet and post-socialist countries.

It’s Easier to Transform Corruption than to Defeat It

As the economy improves and anti-corruption legislation develops, it’s highly likely that the market corruption will transform into a network one. Maria Kravtsova  studied various forms of corruption in her paper ‘A Friend in Court or a Penny in the Purse? Reasons for Market and Network Corruption’.

Businesses unite in search of protection from Siloviki

Interference in business by Siloviki is undermining steady economic growth. Andrei Yakovlev, Anton Sobolev and Anton Kazun at the HSE International Centre for the study of Institutions and Development have conducted research on the question “Can Russian business reduce political pressure from the state?”

The Best Report in London

Ekaterina Streltsova, Junior Research Fellow of the Department for Statistics of Science at the Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge, took part the third International Conference on History and Society Development. Her report was recognized as the best at the conference.

In Search of Common Solutions

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, visiting expert Gunnar Prause will deliver the lecture “Green Corridors, Innovation, and SME Development” at the HSE. The event has been organized by the HSE Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation. We spoke to Professor Prause ahead of his visit and asked him about his work.

The Past, The Present and The Future

Dr Juha Kaskinen, Director of the Finland Futures Research Center (FFRC), University of Turku is visiting the HSE Moscow in the framework of the ‘International Foresight Academy’ project developed by EU, the first organization to bind together foresight activities around the globe by supporting researcher mobility between leading Foresight Centers of Europe, North and South America, and Asia.

The HSE’s French Anniversary

December 5-6, 2013 HSE held an international conference “Diderot, Encyclopaedia, Enlightenment”, which was organised jointly by the Philosophy, History and Philology faculties. Russian academics and French researchers from the universities of Caen, Reims, Paris Ouest and Paris Sorbonne all took part in the forum.

Arctic Governance: From Theory to Practice

On December 9, 2013, Oran Young, Research Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, will give an open lecture on ‘Arctic Governance: From Theory to Practice’ at the HSE. Anna Chernyakhovskaya, Chief Content Editor of the HSE English language website asked him why this such an important issue today.

HSE Historians about South Africa

‘The Hidden Thread. Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era’ by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson is a book covering the history of relations between Soviet Russia and South Africa, which, for many decades, remained hidden even from those who were part of it.

Business Success Depends on Staff Motivation

Cultivating guilt, the use of bonuses and penalties, and psychological pressure on employees are not the best ways to improve a company’s efficiency. According to a HSE Laboratory of Positive Psychology study of work motivations, professionals will be most efficient if they have an intrinsic motivation to work, which is related not to earnings, but instead, to an interest in what they do.