The Department of Mathematics is a division of the HSE Faculty of Economics, which brings together experts in numerical methods, differential equations, discrete mathematics, probability theory and mathematical statistics, data analysis, operations research and game theory, decision theory.
Department lecturers teach a wide range of subjects at the Faculty of Business and Management, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Economics as well as the Postgraduate School of Computer Science.
Topic: "Do institutions cause social trust? Evidence from an institutional reform"
Interpersonal trust has a great impact on life quality and economic development. What are its origins? Why are people in some countries inclined to trust each other while in others they are not? In his work "Do institutions cause social trust? Evidence from an institutional reform» NRU HSE research fellow Denis Ivanov told us how police reform and control of corruption can influence the level of social trust.
XVIII April Conference to Discuss ‘Hidden Champions’, Building Social Networks, and the Economics of Sport
From April 11 to 14, HSE is holding its XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Conference Programme Committee members Fuad Alekserov and Andrei Yakovlev discuss the key themes and main reports that will be presented at the conference. This conference will draw around 2,000 people, including 200 international participants.
Each year HSE holds the Student Project Contest, which allows projects deemed important for the development of the university at least and all of society at most to receive financial, organisational, or any other type of support to help them succeed.
HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Ekaterina Borisova (NRU HSE) about the Elections, Protest and Trust in Government
Topic: "Elections, Protest and Trust in Government: A Natural Experiment from Russia"
co-authored with Timothy Frye
What influences a level of trust between a government and citizens? It seems that one of key factors that determine it is fair elections. However, according to some studies, in autocracies post-election protests play an important role in the development of the trust of population. For instance, in Russian, an attitude of citizens toward the government is significantly improved in case such protests are not forbidden by the authorities. On the seminar dedicated to the article «Elections, Protest and Trust in Government: A Natural Experiment from Russia» the professor of NRU HSE Ekaterina Borisova spoke about that in more detail.
HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Michael Rochlitz (NRU HSE) about the effect of independent mass media on election turnout
Due to the ability to influence people’s sentiments, mass media is often called the fourth power. Because of this, government usually tries to establish some sort of censure in order to control information provided to the population. However, what is the effect of mass media in political sphere without such control? Particularly, how does it affect turnout? In course of experiments it was revealed that in Russia the presence of independent TV in a region increases turnout in it. The professor of NRU HSE Michael Rochlitz spoke about this and other results on the presentation of an article «Does Independent Media Matter in a Non-Democratic Election? Experimental Evidence from Russia».
HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Inna Zaytseva (NRU HSE) about the role of social capital in collective action problem
Millions of people around the world watch football championships, rooting for a country team, and national team players strive for victory in order to earn fame for themselves, for their country and not to let their fans down. How can a team win a football match? According to some researches, together with players’ talent one of the components of the success is a level of social capital in the country, which positively influences the quality of team performance. Presenting an article «The role of social capital in collective action problem: the case of national football teams», the professor of NRU HSE Inna Zaytseva spoke about this result in more detail.HSE Seminar on Political Economy
HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Elena Podkolzina (NRU HSE) about corruption perception and competition in public procurement
What is the most efficient way to organize procurement? On the one hand, outsourcing procurement procedure to authorized agencies, which operate in the competitive environment, must lead to a decrease in costs. On the other hand, inasmuch as they belong to public sector, using such organizations do not solve such problems as corruption in sphere of procurement. On the presentation of an article «Corruption perception and competition in public procurement: empirical evidence from Russian regions» the professor of HSE Elena Podkolzina told wether it is better for a procurer to organize procurement himself or delegate this procedure to authorized agencies.
HSE’s Faculty of Business and Management and Faculty of Economic Sciences were in the top three of the faculties most sought after by employers in Russia.
Many people lie about their income. And regardless of wether an income is high or low, people who excel at the tasks are more inclined to conceal their real wage. During experiments dedicated to that question, researches came to the conclusion that there is a specific type of highly productive employees who are prone to cheating. Presenting an article «Who Cheats: Experimental Evidence from the Lab», the professor of University of Oxford Raymond M. Duch spoke about this interesting result in more detail.
HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Tatyana Mikhailova (RANEPA) about Agglomeration effects in Russian manufacturing
On the one hand, producers benefit from the big marker, on the other hand, competition between firms is higher on it. In what way does agglomeration of firms affects their effectiveness and the level of competition among them? In Russia elasticity of firm-level productivity to the city size is higher than the one in the developed countries, however, there is no evidence of competitive firm selection. Presenting an article «Agglomeration effects in Russian manufacturing», the professor of RANEPA Tatyana Mikhailova spoke about the result in more detail.