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On April 3-5, 2012,the XIII HSE International Aca­demic Conference on Economic and Social Development will be hosted by the National Research University - Higher School of Economics with support of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The Conference Program Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin.

The plenary sessions of the conference 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, and the CEOs of several largest Russian and international companies. 

Special issues of the Conference are “The strategy of development of Russia" and " Economics, Law and Confidence”. The plenary sessions, including selected honorary papers, sessions and round tables, will be devoted to the special issues of the Conference.

After the plenary sessions over the following days parallel sessions and round tables on the problems of economic and social development will be held.  Sessions and round tables will focus on the following issues:

  • Macroeconomics and growth
  • Regional Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management
  • Firms and Markets
  • Urban and region studies
  • Science and Innovations
  • Theoretical Economics
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economic History
  • Law and Economics
  • Culture and Society
  • World Development and Politics
  • Social policy
  • Local government and civic self-organization
  • Sociology
  • Political Processes
  • Education
  • Demography and Labor Markets
  • Development of Healthcare System


The Conference Organizing Committee