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Article
Fast Fourier solvers for the tensor product high-order FEM for a Poisson type equation

Zlotnik A.A., Zlotnik I.A.

Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics. 2020. Vol. 60. No. 2. P. 240-257.

Book chapter
Innovation Development: Review and Estimation of Heterogeneity

Myachin A. L.

In bk.: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation. Ryerson University, 2020. P. 22.1-22.10.

Working paper
Matrix-vector approach to construct generalized centrality indices in networks

Aleskerov F. T., Yakuba V. I.

Математические методы анализа решений в экономике, бизнесе и политике. WP7. Высшая школа экономики, 2020. No. 2323.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Anton Sobolev (UCLA) about Pro-Government “Trolls” and Online Conversations in Russia

Recently, it came to light that some national governments have been employing paid commentators (“trolls”) to interfere with online political conversations to express pro-government views and to challenge the narrative of political opposition. In this study, I explore the behavior and impact of 700 trolls allegedly employed in late 2014 and early 2015 to leave pro-government comments on the popular social media website LiveJournal.com. Using probabilistic topic modeling, I develop a method to estimate the causal effect of trolls intervention in online discussions under a set of assumptions. I find that trolls are more successful in diverting the discussions from politically charged topics than in promoting a pro-government agenda. I also find that trolls are successful in diverting discussions from purely political topics, but have no effect if users discuss problems of the national economy. Those who discuss poor economic growth, unemployment, and/or price inflation seem not to be responsive to troll interventions. 

the joint seminar of Higher School of Economics on political economy, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interaction (NES CSDSI) was held on December 21.

Moderators: Alexei Zakharov (HSE), Konstantin Sonin (HSE, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)