New Agreements on Cooperation with the HSE to Be Signed at the Conference
International participants of the XV HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development speak to the HSE News Service.
Federico Trionfetti, who received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), has been visiting scholar at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), as well as consulted for the WTO, the OECD, the European Commission, UNCTAD and other international organizations. He is currently a professor at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics of Aix-Marseille University (France).
― Federico, tell us please about which area of economics interests you?
― I study international economics, in particular questions of international trade, such as the relationship between comparative advantage of countries and firm performance, or the effect of globalization on income and regional inequalities. I am very glad to present a paper in this conference on firm-level comparative advantage.
― This is your first time participating in the April Conference. Why did you decide to come to Moscow this year?
― The April Conference is distinguished by its extraordinarily high academic quality. Research in economics by Russian authors is very interesting and its international visibility is growing very rapidly. I have read articles by many scholars who are gathered today at the HSE. I look forward to listening to their presentation and hope to meet them in person.
― You are head of the International Relations at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics. What plans do you have to promote cooperation with the HSE?
― I am very happy to meet Sergei Erofeev, vice rector of the HSE, this Friday. He will sign on this occasion a student exchange agreement between HSE and Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), which is a department of Aix-Marseille University. I hope that this is the first step towards further cooperation between the scientific community of our two institutions.
Anna Chernyakhovskaya, specially for the HSE news service