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Do All Crumbling Empires Behave the Same?

In his honorary lecture 'Twilight of an Empire', at the HSE April International Conference, Professor Guillermo Owen, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, considers the case of the late Roman Empire - a once-powerful incumbent state which is beginning to lose its power - and compares it with examples nearer our own time. Professor Owen is a member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona, and the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. He is associate editor of the International Game Theory Review. In an interview with the HSE English News service Professor Owen made comparisons in a game theory approach to the behaviour of the late Roman Empire and the Soviet Empire of the 1980s and 1990s.

Human Capital Quality Delivers Economic Boost

In an environment where the natural-resources growth model is exhausted, human capital becomes the Russian economy's key competitive advantage. The problem of how the state, business and citizens can develop and invest in it was the main theme for the plenary discussion 'Social Policy Priorities' which took place on 7 April at the HSE's XVI April International Confernce on Modernizing the Economy and Society.

'It’s a Great Opportunity to Present Work and to Get Feedback'

The second day of the April International Academic Conference was devoted to sections on various topical economic, political and sociological issues. Questions related to international trade, economic growth, poverty and prosperity, urban economics, social capital and mobility, political regimes were discussed.  The international participants of the conference have shared their impressions with HSE News Service.

Legal Nihilism Prevents Rule of Law

In Russia, demand for law comes primarily from the state rather than from society. The adoption of simple and clear directly effective laws, the expansion of juries and the active use of information technologies could enhance interest on the part of the citizenry in issues of law and law enforcement, noted participants in the plenary session ‘Demand for Law: Factors and Driving Forces’, which was held at the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE.

Turbulence Is a Time for Unexpected Solutions in Education

The state is getting rid of underperforming universities, backing large universities, and online courses are vying for market space. These and other trends were the subject for discussion on April 7 by participants in the plenary discussion 'Paths of the Development of the Professional and Higher Education in the Conditions of Economic Turbulence' at the XVI April International Research Conference on Economic and Social Development.

Russia’s Key Task Is to Create a Comfortable Atmosphere for Both People and Business

HSE’s XVI April International Academic Conference opened with the plenary session ‘Global Trends and Economic Growth in Russia: Old Challenges and New Risks.’

Why Do Economies Stop Growing?

Professor Kyoji Fukao of the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo will give an honorary lecture on "The Structural Causes of Japan's Lost Decades" at the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. He talked to HSE English News Website in the run up to the conference.

The Round table "25 Years of Economic Transition—Transformation and Outstanding Challenges"

We are glad to announce that the round table organized in association with International Monetary Fund will take place on April 9, 17:00-18:30 within the XVI April international academic conference on economic and social development

Professor Assaf Razin will give the honorary lecture

Assaf Razin is currently the Friedman Professor of International Economics at Cornell University, a position he has held since 2001.

The information about traveling in Moscow and other useful information is available now on the conference website

We tried to summarize possible tips and hints that should make your sojourn in Moscow easier and more comfortable.