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Mass gatherings can trigger suicidal behaviour when people experience the so-called 'broken promises effect' when the hoped-for miracle fails to happen, according to an international team of researchers, including Eduard Ponarin, Head of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) in St. Petersburg, who studied the association between mass events and suicidal behaviour
August 19, 2014
Access to cultural heritage, including museums, is guaranteed under numerous international and domestic Russian documents, but certain disadvantaged groups are unable to exercise this right in practice, according to the report «Access to Russian Museums: Internal and External Factors» by Tatyana Abankina, Director of the HSE’s Centre for Applied Economic Research
August 14, 2014
In the coming months, Russia’s embargo on food from western countries could result in decreased consumption for the low-income groups of society and a drop in the quality of the consumer basket for mid- and high-income groups, experts from HSE’s Centre of Development said in the latest issue of Comments on State and Business
August 13, 2014
The role of corporate values ​​in managing a business is an increasingly popular topic, but its implementation is usually triggered by exceptional circumstances, such as an upcoming IPO launch or ambitious plans of expanding into new markets, according to a study of corporate values in Russian companies conducted by Veronica Kabalina and Lyudmila Cheglakova of the HSE's Faculty of Management
August 12, 2014
The performance of Russia's non-state pension funds has been lower than in OECD countries, primarily due to a legal ban on investing these funds in high-yield, high-risk assets, according to a study by Alexander Nepp, Polina Kryuchkova, and Alexander Semin
August 11, 2014
Grown-up children usually help their parents with housework and care for them when they are sick, while the parents provide financial support and help raise their grandchildren, Anna Mironova, Junior Research Fellow with HSE’s Center for Studies of Income and Living Standards, said in the report ‘Private Intergenerational Transfers in Terms of Demographic Aging in Russia’
August 08, 2014
The social standing of parents has a greater effect on a child's education than the kind of school the child attends – in fact, the school's human, material, and financial resources make almost no difference to a student’s academic performance, according to a study by Senior Lecturer of the HSE's Subdepartment of Economic Methodology and History Gordey Yastrebov and Master's student at the HSE's Faculty of Economics Alexei Uvarov
August 07, 2014
Russian statistics are scarce, inaccurate, ormissing – and therefore misleading, rather than helpful. Their limited temporal depth makes any reliable long-term projections of the country's socio-economic development impossible, according to the report 'Russian Statistics: What Do They Preserve for History?' by Vladimir Bessonov, Head of the HSE’s Laboratory for Research in Inflation and Growth
August 04, 2014
Russia’s planned tax increase could bring about slower economic growth rates and a drop in the ability of Russian companies to compete, experts from HSE’s Centre of Development Institute say in the latest issue of Comments on State and Business
July 30, 2014
Mathematical science can help with the detection and classification of offences. In the Netherlands, the lack of a reliable automatic police report classification system was seriously hampering the detection of domestic violence. An international group of researchers,* which included Associate Professor of the HSE's Department of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence Dmitry Ignatov found an effective solution. They proposed an automatic classification method which allows for faster detection and response to domestic violence.
July 29, 2014
The better a customer's mood, the less they are concerned about a product's price and quality and the more they are driven by attractive design, the reputation of the brand, and other people's opinions, according to a study by Olga Patosha, Associate Professor of the Department of Organisational Psychology, and Tatiana Varavina, Master of Psychology, published in the HSE's Psychology
July 25, 2014
A hostel is not just a cheap hotel with shared facilities, but a specific business model supporting an emerging new culture in the tourism industry, one which mainly targets the 'creative class' and the members of modern urban subcultures, according to the recent report 'Hostels: A New Culture of Hospitality. St. Petersburg's Experience' by Senior Research Fellow of the HSE's Laboratory of Cultural Economics (St. Petersburg) Irina Borovskaya
July 18, 2014