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Associated Events

Public lecture by Paola Giuliano (UCLA Anderson School of Management) “Long-Term Orientation and Educational Performance”

Moderator: H. Lehmann (University of Bologna)

We use population-level matched administrative data from Florida education and birth records to study the role of Long-Term Orientation on the educational attainment of immigrant students living in the US. Controlling for the quality of schools and individual characteristics, we find that students from countries with long-term oriented attitudes perform better than students from cultures with less emphasis on the importance of delayed gratification. These students perform better in third grade reading and math tests, have larger test score gains over time, have fewer absences and disciplinary incidents, are less likely to repeat grades, and are more likely to graduate from high school in four years. In addition, they are more likely to enroll in advanced high school courses, especially in scientific subjects. Parents from long-term oriented cultures are more likely to secure better educational opportunities for their children. Long-term oriented students perform better when there is a large fraction of immigrants speaking the same language in their school. We validate these results using a sample of immigrant students living in 37 different destination countries.

Time and date:12:00 - 1:30pm, April 12, 2018

Place: Myasnitskaya 20, room 513

Associated Sessions Organized by HSE ISSEK

On April 11-13, 2018, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of Higher School of Economics will host special sessions, associated with XIX International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development:

  • Section on “Science and Technology Foresight” (Wednesday, April 11, 2018).The session will be divided into four parts, each focusing on a specific thematic area: national and international S&T Foresight, sectoral Foresight, S&T Foresight methodology, Foresight and digital economy.
  • Section on “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy” (Thursday, April 12, 2018).The session will address: modern models and practices of STI policy, markets, sectors, and innovation actors, cooperation and international practices, new analytical approaches and indicators.
  • Section on “Foresight of the Russian S&T Strategy Priorities” (Friday, April 13, 2018). Participants of the session will focus on national Foresight of S&T priorities in energy, bioeconomy, medicine and smart manufacturing.

The sessions will target a broad scope of participants – policy-makers, representatives of government authorities, leading research and educational centers of the world, Russian and international funding agencies, business community, and others.

The sessions will feature presentations by leading Russian and international experts, including Duncan Cass-Beggs (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Wolfgang Polt (Institute for Economic and Innovation Research Policies, Joanneum Research, Austria), James Woudhuysen (London South Bank University, United Kingdom), Georg Licht (Centre for European Economic Research, Germany), Sami Mahroum (INSEAD Innovation & Policy Initiative, United Arab Emirates), Mlungisi Cele (Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa), Jürgen-Friedrich Hake (Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation, Research Center Jülich, Germany), and others.

Date: April 11-13, 2018.

Place: Please refer to the conference programme for the venue of each session.


Participation in ISSEK associated sessions is free of charge. To attend these sessions, please register at the following link before 6:00pm April 6, 2018.

Participation in ISSEK associated sessions also gives you a possibility to take part in seсtion S (“Science and Innovation”) of the main Conference programme (upon preliminary registration at the link).

Please note that participation in other events of the main Conference programme requires registration for XIX International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development and payment of the Conference fee

ISSEK associated sessions will have a separate registration organized on the 3rd floor of HSE building in Myasnitskaya, 11 (in front of the session room 325). Please kindly bring your ID and a programme of associated sessions to demonstrate the purpose of your visit to HSE. 

Conference working languages: English and Russian with simultaneous translation (section on “Foresight of the Russian S&T Strategy Priorities” on April 13, 2018 will be in Russian only).

Contact details:

Ms. Elena Nasybulina: enasybulina@hse.ru, tel.: +7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 115-40.

Ms. Asmik Ayrapetyan: aayrapetyan@hse.ru, tel. +7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 120-60.

Section “Russian Language in a Multilingual World”

The section focuses on the Russian language abroad, in Post-Soviet territories and in Russia.

One of the fast growing areas in Russian studies in the context of the ongoing destandartization is describing variations of the Russian language and defining their linguistic and social status. This topic is addressed from a number of perspectives – sociolinguistic, research and pedagogical. Special attention is paid to Russian in the situaition of bilingualism and Russian as L2 and heritage language. Another point for discussion is developing and using various tools in studying and teaching Russian.

Organizing committee: E. Rakhilina (HSE), M. Krongauz (HSE), A.Vyrenkova (HSE), O. Kultepina (HSE)

Time and date: 

10:00 – 6:30pm, April 12-13, 2018

10:00 – 1:30pm, April 14, 2018


April 12, 2018 – Myasnitskaya 20, room 522

April 13, 2018 – Myasnitskaya 20, room 124

April 14, 2018 – Myasnitskaya 11, room 428