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Economic perspective on culture and diversity

On October 18-19, 2013 the conference 'Culture, Diversity, and Development' will be held in Moscow. Leonid Polishchuk, Professor, Head of the Laboratory for Applied Studies of Institutions and Social Capital at the HSE, shared his vision of the issue and introduced some participants of the conference to the HSE news service.

Profesor Wade Hands: ‘My conjecture is that economics felt a much more direct influence from the Cold War than the other social sciences’

The HSE international conference on "Social and Human Sciences On Both Sides of the 'Iron Curtain'" starts on October 17, 2013 in Moscow. Professor D. Wade Hands of the Department of Economics University of Puget Sound and co-editor of The Journal of Economic Methodology spoke to the HSE news service ahead of the conference about his expectations for a lively and interesting discussion.

Olessia Kirtchik:‘Behind common images of intransigent opposition, an exciting story of parallel developments, hidden connections, mutual interest emerges’

On October 17-19, 2013 the international conference ‘Social and Human Sciences on Both Sides of the “Iron Curtain”’ organized by the HSEPoletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities will be held in Moscow. Olessia Kirtchik, senior research fellow at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, member of the programme committee of the conference spoke to HSE news service about the conference and why this is such an intriguing area of study.

Russians Read Better Than They Count

Russians are well ahead of many other countries in terms of literacy and numeracy, but lag behind in computer skills, according to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills presented at the HSE on October 8, 2013.

Intellectual Capital

The 9th interdisciplinary workshop on intangibles, intellectual capital and extra-financial information was held at the Copenhagen Business School at the end of September. It was organized by EIASM (the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management). Mariya Molodchik, Associate Professor of the Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Empirical Studies HSE Perm told about the event.

Russia and HSE Researchers Join the International Assessment of Adult Competencies Programme

On October 8, 2013, the results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will be published in Russia and several other countries. In Russia, the presentation will take place at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

International Workshop on ‘Sustainable Public Procurement: Research Trends and New Challenges’

The Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt), at HSE, is hosting a workshop on 4 - 5 October, 2013 on aspects of sustainable public procurement. The international workshop brings together researchers from The Economics of Public Private Partnerships Chair and the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padova and from the HSE’s CInSt. The HSE news portal asked three of the participants to answer some questions in advance of the workshop.

The HSE Develops Tool for E-commerce Price Tracking

The Higher School of Economics has developed an internet inflation index to measure fluctuations in online retail prices.

Informal Activism Changes Russian Society

Natural disasters and the election results have triggered rapid development of informal social activity in Russia. Experts revealed some new characteristics of Russian civil society in their research ‘Russian Neo-Political Activism: Sketching a Portrait of a Hero’.

Sociological Approaches to Urban Environmentalism and Compassion in Healthcare

HSE Assistant Professor of Sociology Ruben Flores, PhD talked to the HSE news portal about his presentations at the ASA and ESA sociology conferences this summer, about forthcoming sociology seminars at HSE and about why living in Moscow is interesting for sociologists.