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Hermann Habermann Lectures at the HSE on the Problems of Developing Statistics

On November 6-7, the International Institute of Statistical Education organized a series of seminars by Hermann Habermann, a renowned specialist in statistics and a Corresponding Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Low Wages Encourage Corruption

The more income a policeman and his family earn, the less open he is to corruption. Tatiana Karabchuk report “Wages and unofficial payments in the police: a comparative analysis in Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Latvia”.

Researching the Past in Order to Foresee the Future

During the conference Low Fertility and Low Mortality: Observable Reality and Visions of the Future, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the HSE Institute of Demography, leading international researchers not only presented their reports, but also shared their impressions about their collaborations  with their Russian colleagues.

Moscow Can Be an International Financial Centre

This autumn, the Third International Moscow Finance Conference will take place at the HSE, on the 8th and 9th November, 2013. One of the keynote speakers is Rajnish Mehra, Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We spoke to Professor Mehra ahead of his visit and asked him about the conference and his work.

Salary Rises and Careers Prospects will Attract Future Teachers

The reform of pedagogical education in Russia should include training teachers in various subjects simultaneously, creating career opportunities, and an algorithm for ‘mobilizing’ the best recent graduates. Anatoly Kasprzhak has studied the experience of teacher training modernization in France, Germany, USA, Great Britain, Finland, Singapore, and Japan.

Third International Moscow Finance Conference

On November 8-9, 2013 the HSE International Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) at the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF),  is hosting the Third International Moscow Finance Conference. The HSE news service asked Assistant Professor at the ICEF and Head of the LFE, Carsten Sprenger to tell us about what he hopes the conference will achieve.

Researchers Looked at Business from a Humanistic Perspective

The international conference ‘Business. Society. Human’ took place at the HSE from October 30-31, 2013. Scholars in economics and the humanities discussed what ‘business with a human face’ would look like.

High Competition Decreases the Efficiency of State Procurement

Contrary to expectations, a growing number of open auction participants doesn’t decrease the price of the contract. On the contrary, the price is lower when the bidding involves only one player – usually, the market leader. Anna Balsevich presented her paper ‘Interregional Comparison of State Procurement Efficiency in Russia’ at the international seminar ‘Sustainable state procurement: development trends and challenges’.

Pendulum Migration Lowers the Quality of Life in the Regions

Every day, about one million residents of Moscow’s surrounding regions commute to work in the city. Remote districts are losing prospective labour resources, and the contrast between the quality of life in Moscow’s centre and its outskirts is growing increasingly more noticeable. The HSE online journal Demoscope Weekly analysed the commuting practices of Moscow region residents.

Regional Expansion Will Facilitate Business Growth

Medium-sized businesses in Russia are set to grow thanks to regional expansion and a broadening of the selection of goods and services. The School of Marketing and Business Development at the HSE has conducted the following research: 'Business Development: Current trends. Business practices of medium-sized companies in Russia in 2013.'