A Comparative Analysis Of Euroregion Development Under Different Institutional Circumstances
The article contains a one-year forecast for developing of Russian cross-border cooperation policy and practice. The author shares her expectations about the inter-regional relations in Russian-European and Russian-Post-Soviet directions. Such an important idea as a definition of the fundamental reason for current speed and quality of cross-border cooperation in Russia is advanced for the discussion of scientific community.
This paper compares macroregional practices in Russia (Strategies for Federal Districts and territories) and European Union (Strategies for Baltic See and Danube Region). It is shown that differences in practices are defined by the nature of macroregions which are the elements of state power in Russia and the instruments of territorial cohesion in EU. The features of macroregionalization stages are revealed. The prospectives for future research and practices are supposed taking into account the features of public administration and the budgetary systems in Russia and EU.
The volume comprises research articles prepared on basis of presentations for two conference held in Narva College of the University of Tartu in 2012. The large scope of articles attracts wider audience interested in border and English studies. The first part (Crossing Borders: Dialogue of Languages and Cultures) consists of articles which are united under three topics: History of Evolvement of Border Regions; Identity Issues of the Population of Border Regions; and Multicultural Education and Practices of Educational Institutions of Border Regions . The second part (Teaching English and Teaching in English) includes articles which discuss problems and issues of content and language integrated learning, teacher education in the multilingual world and English language teaching and learning. This structure allows to reach a wider scientific audience to acquaint it with good practices and interdisciplinary research on border issues in various areas from the historical, cultural, educational and linguistic perspectives.
The comparative analyses of the group mental imagery characteristics and impact factors is the main focus of the article.
This paper focuses on the elaboration of institutional research practice, which is an important element of any research university. The study addresses three questions. First, how did institutional research arise, and what is its raison d'être in a research university? Second, how can institutional research contribute to the improvement of the research university? And third, what are the most viable alternatives regarding the structure, staffing, and responsibilities of the institutional research office? To answer these questions, we will draw on the historical and current state of institutional research data from different countries derived from an extensive literature review and several case studies conducted while launching and running the institutional research office at a newly established research university, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.
The contemprorary geopolitical and geoeconomic stuation creates new opportunities for the cross-border cooperation in Eurasia as well as the new risks/
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.