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The 11th International Academic Conference on economic and social development will be held on April 6-8, 2010 in Moscow. The conference is organized by the University - Higher School of Economics (HSE), with the participation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The Conference Programme Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin (the former Minister of Economy of the Russian Federation, 1994 - 1997), HSE Academic Supervisor.

The plenary sessions on April 6-7 will feature senior Russian Government officials including representatives of the Presidential Administration, high-level representatives of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, leading Russian and foreign academics, and the heads of some of the largest Russian and international companies. 

The plenary sessions on April 6-7 and the special symposia within the conference (including selected reports, parallel sessions and round tables) will be devoted to the special themes of the conference: "Economic Modernization: markets, firms, and structural changes" and "Preserving the Nation: demographic, socioeconomic, and political context".

The parallel sessions (research papers presentations) and round tables on the problems of economic and social development will be held after the plenary sessions on April 6-7 and on April 8 (all through the day). The Conference will feature European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) workshop "Comparative empirical studies: what can we learn for transition and developing countries?" with a number of special sessions.

The papers should present results of original research carried out with the latest research methodology (research areas are listed in the registration form). Duration/time limits are as follows:

Paper presentations  - 15-20 min.

Discussants and expert round tables interventions - 5-7 min.

The 11th International Academic Conference will be followed by the Students' Academic Conference, featuring the best papers written by the students of the HSE and other universities in economics, management, law, sociology, and political science.

 The working languages of the Conference will be Russian and English; simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary and most of the parallel sessions.

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of their research papers for the presentation at the Conference sessions on April 7 and 8. Submissions will be accepted from September 10 till Desember 1, 2009, only through on-line registration.

The application should include the following information: full name of the researcher, job title and current position, address, contact phone, fax, e-mail address, and the title of the presentation. Abstracts should be in RTF or Microsoft Word format, and should not exceed 7,000 characters (from 1 to 3 pages long). The abstract should cover the justification of the topic of the research, methodology and main results. Applications which do not meet the requirements will not be accepted. Applicants may express interest in participation in a special conference theme symposium.

Group applications for organizing a parallel session are welcome. Group applications should include the following information:

  • Title of proposed session;
  • Description of the general idea of the session (no more than 1 page);
  • Titles and short abstracts of papers (no more than 3 or 4 papers for one panel, up to 7,000 characters per abstract);
  • Full names, job titles and positions, postal address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address of the session coordinator, presenters and discussants.

Parallel sessions will last for 1.5 hours each. The deadline for group applications is December 1, 2009.

The Programme Committee will develop the list of accepted papers and group applications by February 5, 2010 on the basis of reviews by independent experts.

The Conference presenters should submit their full-text papers (in Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF /up to 20 000 characters long incl. spaces) to interconf@hse.ru by March 10, 2010 for publication on the Conference web-site.

The final versions of the conference papers should be sent by May 15, 2010 to the Conference Program Committee. The papers included in the Programme will be published in the Conference proceedings after additional refereeing process.

A limited number of travel grants provided by the World Bank will be available for presenters from CIS and Eastern Europe countries.

Online registration for participation without a report is available from November 17th 2009 until March 10th, 2010, at http://conf.hse.ru/  

Registration fee is estimated as follows:

  • For participants from developed countries: $ 100;
  • For participants from developing and transitional countries: $ 70;
  • For Russian participants: through March 1st, 2010 - 700 RUB, after March 1st, 2010 - 1000 RUB;
  • For Russian universities' graduate and postgraduate students: through March 1st, 2010 - 200 RUB, after March 1st, 2010 - 300 RUB.

Conference fee should be paid in cash (in rubles at the exchange rate ruling at the date of payment) on 6th and 7th April 2010 during registration. Payment cards are not accepted, but there is an ATM in the building of the HSE, where the Conference will take place.

Programmes and papers from the previous ten international academic conferences on the problems of economic modernization organized by the HSE are available at http://conf.hse.ru/ .

The Conference Organizing Committee