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Our faculty visited Arctic

October 13-19, 2019 in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, the SVF-8063 School of Society and Advanced Technology in the Arctic, organized by the Arctic University of Norway (UiT), was held. Senior colleagues and research assistants of the Higher School of Economics participated in it as students and teachers. There were also specialists and students from other countries. A number of disciplines were in the training course, including mathematics and data analysis. This is the second school of the “Arctic project” of the HSE DeCAn lab -the first one was held in 2018 in Tromsø, Norway.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) about the preemptive and counter offers in games theory

Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) examined the hypothesis that characterisitics of the dictator influence on the foreign investors.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Kemal Kivanc Akoz (HSE) about the preemptive and counter offers in games theory

Kemal Kivanc Akoz (HSE) examined usage of preemptive and counter offers in multiagent games with full and partial information.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Leonid Polishchuk (HSE) about the differences to the political environments at the time of reforms

Leonid Polishchuk (HSE) traced differences to the political environments at the time of reforms, when restriction of checks and balances was considered instrumental to expediting unpopular transformations and protecting the reforms from populist backlash.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Eugenia Chernina (HSE) about actual and perceived place in the income distribution

Eugenia Chernina (HSE) explored how far individuals’ perceptions deviate from the true level of inequality and what factors shape the divergence.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Aleksey Oshchepkov (HSE) about Network Corruption

Aleksey Oshchepkov explored the network (or parochial) corruption which is conditional on the social connections between bureaucrats and private agents. Using data from the Life in Transition Survey (LiTS) which covers all post-socialist countries? Aleksey found that network corruption is more persistent over time, less related to contemporary national socio-economic and institutional characteristics and has stronger historical roots than market corruption

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Dmitry Veselov (HSE) about migration of Russian settlers and the legacy of interregional development in Kazakhstan

Dmitry Veselov explored the effect of migration of Russian settlers on the intra-regional development in Kazakhstan using the 1897 census dataset of the Russian Empire and modern economic data to provide links between the density of the Russian population in Kazakhstan and the current level of economic development.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Irina Levina (HSE IIMS) about the Decentralization of Firms in a Country with Weak Institutions

Irina Levina studied evidence from Russian firms to explore whether decentralization of firms can be successful under weak institutions. She introduced the concepts of real decentralization for the delegation of decision-making authority in firms to professional people hired though open competition, and of cautious decentralization – for the delegation to people hired through connections. Irina demonstrated that really decentralized Russian firms are, on average, significantly more likely to implement investment.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Gerhard Toews (NES) about the consequences of sending enemies of the people to the system of forced labor camps in the Soviet Union

Gerhard Toews analyzed the consequences of sending "enemies of the people" to the Gulag. He showed that areas around camps with a larger share of enemies among prisoners are more prosperous today, as captured by night lights per capita, firm productivity, wages, and education.

HSE Seminar on Political Economy: Natalia Naumenko (Brown University) about the impact of the 1933 Soviet famine on population and urbanization patterns

Natalia Naumenko studied the impact of the 1933 Soviet famine on population and urbanization patterns and argued that the shortage of labor during the crucial years of rapid industrialization hindered the development of cities in areas struck by the famine.