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A high level of trust in state institutions and fines for defaulters contribute to better tax collection. During the international scientific conference Culture, Diversity, and Development, Alexey Belianin, Head of the HSE Laboratory of Experimental and Behavioral Economics, presented ‘Tax Payments and Trust: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis’, research conducted by an international group of scientists
October 29, 2013
Social networks are one of the reasons for the growing demand for professional photography. Social networks allow anyone to create their public image in a virtual reality. Anastiasia Evstratova has been studying the mechanisms of demand on the photo market, as well as the functions of photography for photographers and their clients
October 25, 2013
Minimum Monthly Wage (MMW) is a bad institution for fighting poverty and inequality. One of the reasons for this is Russia’s high heterogeneity. Raising MMW often leads to the death of companies and a growing shadow labour market, Alexey Oshchepkov concludes this in his study ‘Minimum Wage’s Influence on the Labour Market in Russia’
October 23, 2013
A number of fairly strong independent economic think tanks have emerged in Russia, but their further development depends on whether they can maintain their independence and provide good analysis while responding to the new challenges posed by changes in demand for their services.These are the findings of a collaborative ARETT-HSE study
October 22, 2013
Employees without a formal contract are less happy than those fully protected by the Labour Code, suggests the report by Ludmilla Leonova 'Empirical Models for the Correlation Between Unregistered Employment and Life Satisfaction'
October 17, 2013
Muscovites are more likely to suffer from loneliness than people in smaller Russian cities. At the same time, Moscow is a city of individualists, and many people here choose solitude in order to focus on their career and personal development. A study by Christopher Swader looks at some of the causes and characteristics of urban loneliness
October 11, 2013
Russians are well ahead of many other countries in terms of literacy and numeracy, but lag behind in computer skills, according to the OECD Survey of Adult Skills presented at the HSE on October 8, 2013
October 08, 2013
Natural disasters and the election results have triggered rapid development of informal social activity in Russia. Experts revealed some new characteristics of Russian civil society in their research ‘Russian Neo-Political Activism: Sketching a Portrait of a Hero’
October 02, 2013
The self-sufficient and closed academic environment in Russia is an obstacle to the appearance of world-class universities, argues Maria Yudkevich in her article presented at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?’
September 27, 2013
University rankings are clearly evolving from serving as a means of evaluating institutions of higher education to being a tool that impacts university management. Larisa Taradina spoke about university rankings at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: A Resource or a Burden’
September 26, 2013
The only way to expand road networks in Russian cities is to make use of railroad corridors, declared Konstantin Trofimenko, Director of the HSE Centre for Urban Transportation Studies, addressing the first in the Infrastructure of the Future series of seminars
September 25, 2013
Religious beliefs affect the way people seek and choose jobs. Adepts of certain religions tend to rely on their skills, others on their good looks, while still others count on knowing the right people, suggests a study by Ekaterina Alexandrova and Elena Kalabina
September 20, 2013