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Catching up

Catching up A1: Growth and Adjustment: Comparison of Russia, China and India I

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 354  

Chaired by: Alexey Vedev (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)




SpeakerAbstract title
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) A Comparative Analysis of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in Russia, China and India
Takahiro Sato (Kobe University) India in the World Economy: Inferences from Empirics of Economic Growth
Tomoo Marukawa (University of Tokyo) The Economic Nexus between China and Emerging Economies
Maxim Kotsemir (HSE University), Yury Dranev (HSE University), Sergey Shashnov (HSE University) Intra-BRICS scientific collaboration and its impact on scientific landscapes of BRICS countries. Presented by: Maxim Kotsemir

Catching up A2: Micro-Macro Determinants of Productivity Growth in Comparative Perspective

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 355 

Chaired by: Randolph Luca Bruno (UCL, IZA, Rodolfo De Benedetti Foundation)




SpeakerAbstract title
Robert Howard-Jones (Bournemouth University), Jens Hölscher (Bournemouth University), D Radicic (Cambridge University)   Firm Productivity in the Western Balkans: The Impact of European Union Membership and Access to Finance. Presented by: Robert Howard-Jones
Edvard Orlic (Bournemouth University), Stojcic Nebojsa (University of Dubrovnik) Regional FDI Spillovers and Total Factor Productivity of Firms in New EU Member States. Presented by: Edvard Orlic
Silvia Dal Bianco (UCL & Royal Holloway University of London), Kefei You (University of Greenwich), Zhibin Lin (University of Northumbria), Joseph Amankwah-Amoah (University of Kent) Technological Catch-up in Africa: Regional or International? New Evidence based on Total Factor Productivity and Club Convergence Analysis. Presented by: Silvia Dal Bianco
Randolph Luca Bruno (UCL, IZA, Rodolfo DeBenedetti Foundation), Elodie Douarin (UCL), Julia Korosteleva (UCL), Slavo Radosevic (HSE University St. Petersburg, UCL) Determinants of Productivity Gap in the EU: A Multilevel Perspective. Presented by: Randolph Luca Bruno

Catching up B1 : Growth and Adjustment: Comparison of Russia, China and India II

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Yasushi Nakamura (Yokohama National University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Riikka Nuutilainen (Bank of Finland), Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland) Structural Breaks in Russia’s Monetary Policy Rules? Presented by: Iikka Korhonen
Shinichiro Tabata (Hokkaido University) State Budget of Russia after 2014
Kai Kajitani (Kobe University) ) Corruption in Auctions of Land-Use Rights: Empirical Assessment of Seven Chinese Cities
Atsushi Fukumi (University of Hyogo) ) Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in India

Catching up B2 : Firms' Role in Structural Change and Development

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 355 

Chaired by: Anna Fedyunina (HSE University St. Petersburg)




SpeakerAbstract title
Boris Kuznetsov (HSE University) The Impact of the Strategic Partnerships on the Innovation Behaviour and Performance of Firms: the case of Russian manufacturing
Andrey Yudanov (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University) Russian Fast-Growing Firms (Gazelles) and North’s Development paradigm. Presented by: Andrei Yakovlev
Anna Fedyunina (HSE University St. Petersburg), Sergei Kadochnikov (HSE University St. Petersburg) Does Internationalization help to achieve the status of High Growth Firm for Russian SMEs? Presented by: Anna Fedyunina
Tamas Gerocs (IMTA KRTK, Institute of World Economics) Prospects for Catching Up After Industrial Upgrading: The Analysis of Global Automotive Industrial Commodity Chain in Eastern Europe

Catching up C1 : Economic Policy, Structural Change and Growth

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Peter Howie (Nazarbayev University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Linda Glawe (University of Hagen), Helmut Wagner (University of Hagen) A Growth Theoretical Discussion of the Reforms in China since 1978 and Implications for a Chinese Middle-Income Trap. Presented by: Linda Glawe
Madan Chand Sarkar (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS)), Kashee Nath Chatterjee (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS)) Globalization of Indian Economy: the Inevitable Culmination of Nehruvian Model of India’s Economic Development. Presented by: Madan Chand Sarkar
Peter Howie (Nazarbayev University), Zauresh Atakhanova (Nazarbayev University) Resource Boom and Structural Transformation in Mineral-Rich Economies with an In Depth Analysis for Kazakhstan. Presented by: Peter Howie
Zauresh Atakhanova (Nazarbayev University) Intermediate Services and the Resource Sector: Evidence from Kazakhstan

Catching up C2 : Comparative Analysis of Redistribution and Inequality

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 355 

Chaired by: Michael Keren (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)





Abstract title
Dmitry Veselov (HSE University) Crony capitalism as an Electoral Outcome
Michael Keren (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) An Even Newer Comparative Economics.
It’s the Nature of the Budget Constraint, Stupid!
Theocharis Grigoriadis (Freie Universität Berlin)
Plato vs. Aristotle: The Distributive Origins of the Cold War

Catching up C3 : Structural Change and Economic Development

June 16, 10:00—11:30,Room 344 

Chaired by: Andrey Gnidchenko (Center for Macroeconomic Analysis & Short-Term Forecasting & HSE University & Institute of Economic Forecasting, RAS)





SpeakerAbstract title
Andrey Gnidchenko (Center
for Macroeconomic Analysis & Short-Term Forecasting &
HSE University & Institute of Economic Forecasting, RAS)
Trade Shares, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Classifying Country Experience. Presented by: Andrey Gnidchenko
Bojan Shimbov (The World Bank, Universitat Jaume I of Castellón), Maite Alguacil (Universitat Jaume I of Castellón), Celestino Suárez (Universitat Jaume I of Castellón) Export Sophistication and Economic Growth
in the Western Balkans. Presented by: Maite Alguacil
Denis Stijepic (University of Hagen) A Topological Approach to Structural Change
Analysis and an Application to Long-Run Labour
Allocation Dynamics
Roman Stöllinger (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)) Global Value Chains and Structural Upgrading
Hubert Jayet (Université de Lille),
Natalia Davidson (Ural Federal University),
Oleg Mariev (Ural Federal University),
Andrey Pushkarev (Ural Federal University)
Spatial Concentration: How did Transition Process
Affect Enterprise Location Choice in Russia?
Presented by: Andrey Pushkarev

Catching up E : Growth Sustainability of Emerging Economies: A Productivity Perspective

June 17, 10:00—11:30,Room 354 

Chaired by: Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University, the Conference Board China Center)



SpeakerAbstract title
Bishwanath Goldar (University of Delhi); Suresh Chand Aggarwal (University of Delhi South Campus) Structure of the economy and growth sustainability: a comparative analysis of South Korea and India. Presented by: Suresh Chand Aggarwal
Deb Kusum Das (Ramjas College, University of Delhi);
K. L. Krishna (Delhi School of Economics); Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University & the Conference Board China Center, Beijing)
How Do Giants China and India Compare on Growth
and Productivity in Post Reform Era?. Presented by: Deb Kusum Das
Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University,
the Conference Board China Center)
Sustainability of China’s Growth Model:
A Productivity Perspective
Ilya B. Voskoboynikov (HSE University) Sources of Long Run Growth of the Russian
Economy before and after the Global Financial

Catching up F1 : Prospects for Growth of the Chinese Economy

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Helmut M. Wagner (University of Hagen)



SpeakerAbstract title
Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University) Taking-off Like China
Helmut M. Wagner (University of Hagen) On the (Non)Sustainability of China’s Development
Jongsung Kim (Bryant University) Middle Income Trap: the Case of China
Linda Glawe (University of Hagen), Helmut Wagner (University of Hagen) China in the Middle-Income Trap? Presented by: Linda Glawe
Si Joong Kim (Sogang University) China and the Middle Income Trap

Catching up F2 : China’s Macroeconomic Transition

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 355 

Chaired by: Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland)



SpeakerAbstract title
K.C. Fung (University of California), Nathalie Aminian (University of Rouen), Maggie Fu (University of Macau), Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland) Internationalization of the Use of Chinese Currency: Perspectives from the New and the Ancient Silk Roads. Presented by: Iikka Korhonen
Lixin Sun (Shandong University) China's Debt: Structure, Determinants and Sustainability
Riikka Nuutilainen (Bank of Finland), Max Breitenlechner (University of Innsbruck) How is Chinese Monetary Policy Transmitted? Disentangling Loan Supply and Loan Demand Responses. Presented by: Riikka Nuutilainen
Xiaodan Yu (Suola Superiore Sant'Anna) Employment Growth, Technological Catching-Up
and Demand-Pull: Evidence from China’s
Manufacturing Firms

Catching up G : Statics and Dynamics in a Comparative Analysis: Methodology and Empirical Results

June 17, 15:00—16:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Andrey Korotayev (HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Andrey Korotayev (HSE University), Leonid Grinin (HSE University) World Macrodynamics and Comparative Economics: Great Divergence and Great Convergence. Presented by: Leonid Grinin
Nadezhda Pokrovskaia (St. Petersburg State University of Economics), Faruk Ülgen (University Grenoble Alpes) Investment Incentives Under the New Regulative
Regimes in Russia and European Union. Presented by: Nadezhda Pokrovskaia
Sergey Tsirel (St. Petersburg Mining University) Major Factors of Economic Distinctions in the Past
and the Future
Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler (Institute of Economics RAS), Andrey Volynsky (Institute of Economics RAS), Igor Kirillyuk (Institute of Economics RAS), Maria Kruglova (Institute of Economics RAS), Anna Kuznetsova (Institute of Biochemical Physics, RAS), Oleg Senko (Federal Research Center Computer Science & Control, RAS) How Geography Influences Institutions: Results of Comparative Statistical Analysis. Presented by: Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler

Catching up H : Structural Change, Exogenous Shocks and Economic Growth

June 17, 17:00—18:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Ansgar Belke (University of Duisburg-Essen)



SpeakerAbstract title
Ansgar Belke (University of Duisburg-Essen), Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin), Irina Dubova (University of Duisburg-Essen) On the Exposure of the BRIC Countries to Global Economic Shocks. Presented by: Ansgar Belke
Chia-Wei Chen (Moscow State University of Education & National Defense University), Gang Shyy (Fubon Securities) Great Game: Economic Development and Hegemony on Silk Road. Presented by: Chia-Wei Chen
Daniel Baksa (MTA KRTK, Institute of Economics), Istvan Konya (MTA KRTK, Institute of Economics)
Interest Premium and Economic Growth: The Case of CEE. Presented by: Daniel Baksa
Kanak Kanti Bagchi (University of North Bengal) Structural Transformation of the Indian and the Chinese Economy – a Comparative Study on Pattern, Pace and Constraints
Karin Jõeveer (Tallinn University of Technology) Economic Development and Firm Capital Structure in Central and Eastern European Economies

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance C : Ownership Structure, Boards of Directors
and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the Emerging Market Economy of Russia

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 167 

Chaired by: Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Carsten Sprenger (HSE University) Does Nationalization Work? Evidence from Government Takeovers in Russia
Yulia Ilina (Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University), Irina Berezinets (Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University), Elmira Gardashova (Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University) Is Busy Board a Determinant of Financial Performance of Russian Public Companies? Presented by: Yulia Ilina
Tatiana Garanina (Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University), Alexander Muravyev (HSE University St. Petersburg) Gender Composition of Corporate Boards and Firm Performance: Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Tatiana Garanina
Alexander Muravyev (HSE University St. Petersburg , IZA), Irina Berezinets (Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University) What Determines Voluntary Corporate Disclosure in the Emerging Market of Russia? Presented by: Alexander Muravyev

Economic History

Economic History B1 : From Revolutions to the Soviet Union

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 168 

Chaired by: Pekka Sutela (Lappeenranta University of Technology)




SpeakerAbstract title
Katsumi Fujiwara (Osaka University) The Birth of the “Soviet Jeans”
Masashi Morioka (Ritsumeikan University) Unpredicted Economic Difficulties in the Historical Socialist System
Pekka Sutela (Lappeenranta University of Technology) Trading with the Soviet Union - The case of Finland
Marcus Miller (University of Warwick), Jennifer Smith (University of Warwick) Stalin’s System and Western Capitalism: A Long-Run Perspective. Presented by: Marcus Miller
Yoshisada Shida (Hitotsubashi University) Forced Savings in the Soviet Republics: Re-examination

Economic History B2 : Housing Policy: 100 Years of State Intervention

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 171 

Chaired by: Leonid Limonov (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER ‘‘Leontief Centre’’), Konstantin Kholodilin (HSE University St. Petersburg, DIW Berlin)




SpeakerAbstract title
Christoph Schmid (University of Bremen), Tobias Pinkel (University of Bremen) Milestones in the Historical Development of Private Landlord and Tenant Law. Presented by: Tobias Pinkel
Dmitry Shevelev (Tomsk State University) The Housing Problem in the Territory of Siberia During the Years of the Civil War (June 1918 — January 1920)
Konstantin Kholodilin (HSE University St. Petersburg, DIW Berlin), Tymofiy Yu. Gerasymov (Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky State Pedagogical University of Vinnytsya) Coping with Consequences of a Housing Crisis during Great War. A Case of Right-Bank Ukraine in 1914-1918. Presented by: Konstantin Kholodilin
Konstantin Kholodilin (DIW, Berlin), Christoph Schmid (University of Bremen),Steffen Peer Sebastian (University of Regensburg) Optimal Rent Control Throughout the World. Presented by: Steffen Peer Sebastian

Economic History C : From Soviet Union to Modern Russia

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 168 

Chaired by: Israel Marques (HSE University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Aleksandra Burdyak (RANEPA) Evolution of Housing Conditions in the Republics of the Soviet Union from the 1950-s till Nowadays: Similarities and Differences
Floro Ernesto Caroleo (University of Naples "Parthenope"), Gianluigi Coppola (University of Salerno), Elena Semerikova (HSE University) Analysis of the Regional Disparities in Russia
Through STATIS Methodology. Presented by: Floro Ernesto Caroleo
Takeo Hidai (Saitama Gakuen University) How “Embedded Market Mechanism” Worked? : Prices and Commodities in the Kolkhoz markets of Soviet Planned Economy under the Stalin regime
Tatiana Mikhailova (RANEPA) Industrial Geography in Post-Soviet Russia

Economic History D1 : From the Old Russia to the Revolutions

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 168 

Chaired by: John Nye (George Mason University & HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Kurdin (Lomonosov Moscow State University) Anticompetitive Industrial Policy and Social Disturbance: The Russian Revolution of 1917 and Alternative Outcomes in Other Economies
Elena Korchmina (New York University Abu Dhabi), Igor Fedyukin (HSE University) Extralegal Payments to State Officials in Russia, 1750s-1830s: Assessing the Burden of Corruption. Presented by: Elena Korchmina
John Nye (George Mason University & HSE University) Social Mobility in the Russia of Revolutions, 1910-2015: a Surname Study
Maria Giulia Silvagni (HSE University) Higher Literacy Skills, Better Occupation? Evidence from Russia 1897-1926
Theocharis Grigoriadis (Freie Universität Berlin) 
The Russian Revolution & the Soft Budget Constraint

Economic History D2 : The Reception of Marginal Revolution in Economic Science in Different Countries: A Comparative Approach

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 167 

Chaired by: Gilles Campagnolo (National Center for Scientific Research, GREQAM & Aix-Marseilles School of Economics)



SpeakerAbstract title
Antonio Magliulo (Rome University of International Studies) The Reception of the Austrian School in Italy
Gilles Campagnolo (National Center for Scientific Research, GREQAM & Aix-Marseilles School of Economics) From Carl Menger to Charles Menger ? On the dissemination of Austrian Economic Thought in France. Presented by: Gilles Campagnolo
Makasheva Natalia (Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences) Marginalism Coming to Russia: Criticism and Rejection, Perception and Adoption 
Nikolay Nenovsky (University of Picardie Jules Verne & University of World and National Economy) The Reception of Marginalism in Bulgaria and Serbia. The Role of Austrian and Russian Influences
Vladimir Avtonomov (HSE University & Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy & International Research of RAS) Comparative Research on Scientific Revolutions: The Case of Marginal Revolution in Economics 

Economic History E : Issues in Economic History

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 168 

Chaired by: Natalia Shapiro (ITMO University)



Abstract title
Grazyna Musial (University of Economics in Katowice) Controversies in the History of Economics and its Methodology 
Natalia Shapiro (ITMO University) Comparative Analysis of the Influence of the Socialist Practices of the Planned Economy on the Reflection of Neoclassicism 
Olga Nifaeva (Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation) Scientific Revolutions in Economic Thought: The History and the Future

Economic History F : 150 Years of Russian Economic Development from a Perspective of Historical Statistics

June 17, 12:00—13:30,  Room 168  

Chaired by: Yasushi Nakamura (Yokohama National University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Aleksey A. Popov (South Ural State University) Economy of Coal in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance: Determinants of Production and Trade (1949-1991) 
Manabu Suhara (Nihon Univerity) An Estimation of Production Indices for Industry and Agriculture in Imperial Russia
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) Estimating GDP Growth and Volatility in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Russia: 1860-1990
Shinichiro Tabata (Hokkaido University), Tomoko Tabata (Hokkaido University) Analysis on the State Budget of Russia in the Past Two Centuries. Presented by: Shinichiro Tabata

FDI and Migration

FDI and Migration B : Foreign Direct Investment and Migration

June 15, 17:00—18:30,Room 256 

Chaired by: Magdolna Sass  (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies)




SpeakerAbstract title
Agnes Szunomar (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies) Motives and Location Factors of Chinese MNEs in East Central Europe 
Da-Wool Kim (Seoul National University), Byung-Yeon Kim (Seoul National University) Determinants of Economic Adaption of the North Korean Refugees in South Korea. Presented by: Da-Wool Kim
Magdolna Sass (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies), Katalin Antalóczy (Budapest Business College) Internationalisation of a Minority State-Owned Company: The Case of the Hungarian Richter Gedeon. Presented by: Magdolna Sass
Tamara Teplova (HSE University), Tatiana Sokolova (HSE University) Foreign Direct Investment as a Driver of Macroeconomic Development and Accretion of Intellectual Capital. Presented by: Tamara Teplova
Elena Oleinik (Far Eastern Federal University), Alena Zakharova (Far Eastern Federal University) Investments in the Russian Economy: How to Attract and How to Distribute? Presented by: Elena Oleinik

FDI and Migration С: Empirical Studies of FDI

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 256 

Chaired by: Josef C. Brada (Arizona State University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Evžen Kočenda (Charles University); Jan Hanousek (Charles University), Pavla Vozárová (University of Economics, Prague) Sourcing Patterns of FDI Activity in Europe. Presented by: Evžen Kočenda
Josef C. Brada (Arizona State University) A Dunningesque Approach to the Effect of Corruption Levels and Home-Host Country Corruption Differences on FDI: Theory and Evidence
Kristina Chukavina (Ural Federal University) Foreign Direct Investment Inflows in Russian Economy: Institutional Aspect 
Magdolna Sass (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies) The Investment Development Path – Comparing Theory and Empirics Based on the Case of the Central and Eastern European Countries
Wladimir Andreff (University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Madeleine Andreff (University Paris Est) Multinational Companies from Transition Economies and their Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Twenty-Five Years After. Presented by: Wladimir Andreff

Finance and Banking

Finance and Banking A : Banking Sector

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Maria Semenova(HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Go Yano (Kyoto University), Maho Shiraishi (University of Kitakyushu) Economic and Political Motivations in Debt Finance in China: Bank Lending and Trade Credit Offering. Presented by: Go Yano
Maria Semenova (HSE University), Andrey Shapkin (Sberbank) Currency Shifts as a Market Discipline Device: the Case of the Russian Market for Personal Deposits. Presented by: Maria Semenova
Erkki Mäkinen (Bank of Finland), Laura Solanko (Bank of Finland) The Incidence of Bank Failures: Do Differing Measures of Accounting Information Matter?  Presented by: Erkki Mäkinen
Sofya Salomatina (Moscow Lomonosov State University) Russian Banking Market Integration in World Comparative Perspective, 1874-1913

Finance and banking B : Financial Markets B

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Levon Kazaryan(HSE University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Adam Marszk (Gdansk University of Technology) Comparing Development of Exchange-Traded Funds Markets – Evidence from Selected European Countries 
Alisa Nikitina (HSE University), Fuad Aleskerov (HSE University), Sergey Shvydun (HSE University) Foreign Claims Market Analysis from the Network Perspective: Statics and Dynamics. Presented by: Sergey Shvydun 
Gregory Kantorovich (HSE University), Levon Kazaryan (HSE University) Taking into Account the Rate of Convergence in CLT Under Risk Evaluation on the Financial Market of Russian Federation. Presented by: Levon Kazaryan
Yuri Ichkitidze (HSE University St. Petersburg) Regime Switching in Stock Prices: Evidences from Multivariate Time-Series Analysis
Zuzana Fungacova (Bank of Finland), Denis Davydov (University of Vaasa), Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg) Cyclicality of Bank Liquidity Creation. Presented by: Zuzana Fungacova

Finance and Banking C : Corporate finance and banks

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Maho Shiraishi (University of Kitakyushu)  



SpeakerAbstract title
Hong Bo (SOAS, University of London), Xiaosheng Ju (University of Defence Technology, Changsha), Alessandra Guariglia (University of Birmingham) To What Extent Does Bank Financing Matter for Innovation? Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms. Presented by: Hong Bo
Maho Shiraishi (University of Kitakyushu), Go Yano (Kyoto University) Firms’ Risks and their Lifecycles, Financial Access. Presented by: Maho Shiraishi
Mikhail Mamonov (Center for Macroeconomic Analysis & Short-term Forecasting (CMASF)) Hidden “Holes” in the Capital of Not Yet Failed Banks in Russia: an Estimate of the Scope of Potential Losses 
Sumi Na (Seoul National University) Corporate Philanthropy and Firm Value
Svetlana Popova (Bank of Russia), Natalia Karlova (Bank of Russia), Elena Deryugina, Alexey Ponomarenko Analyzing Capital Structure Across Industries in Russia. Presented by: Svetlana Popova

Finance and Banking D : Sustainable Development in Banking

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Mikhail Stolbov (MGIMO-University) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexey Rybalka (HSE University) How Corporate Governance Impacts  on the Probability of Default: A Comparative Analysis of Industries in Russia 
Ekaterina Seryakova (MGIMO-University) International Approaches to Assessing Systemic Risk of Banking Sector
Mikhail Stolbov (MGIMO-University), Alexander Karminsky (HSE University), Maria Schepeleva (Bank of Russia) Does Economic Policy Uncertainty Lead Systemic Financial Risk? A Comparative Assessment. Presented by: Mikhail Stolbov
Nikolay Chichkanov (HSE University), Alexander Karminsky (HSE University) Composing the Financial Stress Index for the Assessment of the Banking Sector Stability. Presented by: Nikolay Chichkanov

Finance and Banking E : Financial Markets 

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Elena Rogova  (HSE University St. Petersburg)



SpeakerAbstract title
Elena Rogova (HSE University St. Petersburg), Natalia Maricheva (HSE University St. Petersburg) Market Reaction at the Announcements on Hostile Takeovers: Russian and European Evidence. Presented by: Elena Rogova
Sergey Sedelnikov (Institute of international Law & Economics) Empirical Study of Crowdfunding Activities in Russia in 2014-2016 
Svatopluk Kapounek (Mendel University in Brno), Jaroslav Bukovina (Mendel University in Brno) The Role of Sentiment at the Stock Markets. Presented by: Svatopluk Kapounek
Zuzana Kučerová (VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava), Svatopluk Kapounek (Mendel University in Brno) Herding Behaviour in Crowdfunding. Presented by: Zuzana Kučerová

Finance and banking F : Regulation and Banking Sector

June 17,12:00—13:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Elena Rogova  (HSE University St. Petersburg)



SpeakerAbstract title
Christa Hainz (ifo Institute), Alexander Danzer (Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) Property Rights, Collateral and Interest Rates. Evidence from Vietnam. Presented by: Christa Hainz
Madan Sarkar (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti), Kashee Nath Chatterjee (Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti) Demonetization and its Short and Long Term Impacts in Indian Rural Economy. Presented by: Madan Chand Sarkar 
Marcus Miller (University of Warwick), Songklod Rastapana (University of Warwick) Crisis Transmission Under Capitalism: Does Floating Provide Protection?  Presented by: Marcus Miller
Olga Khon (HSE University St. Petersburg) Bank of Russia’s Key Rate: Between Scylla and Charybdis
Svetlana Khasyanova (HSE University Nizhny Novgorod) Soundness of the G20’s Banking Sectors: Strong Sides and Threats 

Finance and Banking G : Efficiency, Profitability and Sustainability in Banking

June 17, 15:00—16:30, Room 343 

Chaired by: Alexander Karminsky (HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Karminsky (HSE University) Ratings and Risk Measures: Comparison for Developed and Developing Countries
Ella Khromova (HSE University); Alexander M. Karminsky (HSE University) Modelling Banks’ Credit Ratings of International Agencies
Ilya Kozyr (HSE University); Veronika Belousova (HSE University); Alexander Karminsky (HSE University) Profit Efficiency of Russian Banks: Ownership Type and Branch Network Diversity. Presented by: Ilya Kozyr
Khurshid Djalilov (Bournemouth University) Regulations, Institutions and Stability in the Banking Sector of Transition Countries
Natalya Dyachkova (HSE University); Alexander Karminsky (HSE University) Rating Scales Mapping for Different Economic Entities: Empirical Study. Presented by: Natalya Dyachkova

Human Capital

Human capital A : Attitudes and civic behavior

June 15, 15:00—16:30,  Room 257

Chaired by: Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia)



SpeakerAbstract title
Alina Verashchagina (Marche Polytechnic University), Debora Di Gioacchino (Sapienza University of Rome) Mass Media and Attitudes to Inequality. Presented by: Alina Verashchagina
Ekaterina Skoglund (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung), Dragos Radu (King's College London) Never Look Back (In Anger): The Trust of East European Migrants and Returnees. Presented by: Ekaterina Skoglund
Elodie Douarin (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) Citizen Engagement Post Conflict: is there a Link between Political Participation and War Victimisation in the Transition Region?
Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Dario Sciulli (Università di Chieti-Pescara), Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia) Educational Dropout and Youth Work Outcome in Ten Developing Countries. Presented by: Marcello Signorelli
Daiju Aiba (Japan Society of Promotion for Science & Hitotsubashi University), Ken Odajima (JICA Research Institite), Khou Vouty (National Bank of Cambodia) Foreign Currency Borrowing and Risk-hedging Behaviors: Evidence from Household Survey in Cambodia. Presented by: Daiju Aiba

Human Capital B1 : Education and Skills

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 257 

Chaired by: Byung-Yeon Kim (Seoul National University) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Byung-Yeon Kim (Seoul National University) Competitiveness and Human Capital: Evidence from North Korean Refugees
Naomi Kodama (Hitotsubashi University), Tomohiko Inui (Gakushuin University), Mamoru Nagashima (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)  The Effect of Compulsory Education Expansion on Investments for their Children’s Education. Presented by: Naomi Kodama 
Olga Lazareva (HSE University), Andrei Zakharov (HSE University)  Regional Variation in School Resources and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the Russian Regions. Presented by: Olga Lazareva 
Qinyi Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology), Haizheng Li (Georgia Institute of Technology) The Formation of Problem Solving Skills through Tasks. Presented by: Qinyi Liu
Jieun Hong (Seoul National University) The Demand for Schooling and Community Effect: Evidence from Indonesia

Human capital B2 : Issues of Health and Life Satisfaction

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 353 

Chaired by: Chiara Amini (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies)




SpeakerAbstract title
Anton Yu. Volkov (HSE University), Marina G. Kolosnitsyna (HSE University), Natalia A. Khorkina (HSE University) Alcohol Policies Influence on Road Accidents Dynamics in Russian Regions. Presented by: Anton Volkov
Chiara Amini (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies); Elodie Douarin (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) Corruption and Life Satisfaction in Transition: the Eastern European Happiness Gap in Context. Presented by: Chiara Amini
Shinae Song (Seoul National University) Analysis of Equity on Healthcare Use with Double- Hurdle Model: Using Korean Health Panel Data 
Svetlana A. Kozlova (Siberian Federal University) The Effects of Public and Private Healthcare Expenditure on Health Status: Comparative Analysis US, UK and Russia 
Zlatko Nikoloski (London School of Economics and Political Science), Mohammed Ihsan Ajwad (The World Bank) Do Crises Lead to Health and Nutrition Behavioural Responses? Analysis of the RLMS. Presented by: Zlatko Nikoloski

Human Capital C : Historical Roots of Human Capital and Development

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 257 

Chaired by: Denis Ivanov  (HSE University) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Stepanov (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), Helena Schweiger (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development); Paolo Zacchia (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies) Are Science Cities Fostering Innovation? Evidence from Russian Naukograds. Presented by: Alexander Stepanov
Danila Raskov (St. Petersburg State University) Human and Social Capital in Explaining Religious Entrepreneurship: Russian Old Believers’ Story
Ekaterina Borisova (HSE University), Denis Ivanov (HSE University) Loss of Human Capital and Development: Evidence from Russian Germans Repatriation. Presented by: Denis Ivanov
Olga Vaislyeva (Economic Research Institute FEB RAS), John V.C. Nye (George Mason University & HSE University) Religious Discrimination and Modern Productivity: Evidence from the Russian Far East. Presented by: Olga Vasilyeva

Human Capital D : Human Capital and Economic Development

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 257 

Chaired by: Ivan Lyubimov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, RANEPA) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Ivan Lyubimov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy & RANEPA) Labor, Technology and Human Capital under Imperfect Institutions
Juan-Pedro Garces-Voisenat (Lafayette College) The Role of Personal Ethics in Economic Development
Elodie Douarin (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) The Cost of Fear? Life Satisfaction and Rioting Risk 
Sylvia Sztern (Lund university & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Let There Be Light! Did the 1917 Revolution Lift the Peasantry of Tsarist Russia out of Analphabetism or the Tsarist Railroads Catalize this Evolution? 

Human Capital E: Human Resources and Economic Growth

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 256 

Chaired by: Vladimir Matveenko (HSE University St. Petersburg)



SpeakerAbstract title
Francesco Schettino (University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"), Dayma Echevarria (University of la Habana), Sara Romanò (University of Turin), Alberto Gabriele Wealth Distribution in Cuba (2006–2014): A First Assessment Using Microdata. Presented by: Francesco Schettino
Gulnara Romashkina (Tyumen State University) The Comparative Analysis of the Russian Ural Federal District’ Modernization Process in Global Context
Iwona Olejnik (Poznan University of Economics & Business) Employment of Older Workers and Retirement Security in the OECD States – a Comparative Analysis
Shamil Sharapudinov (HSE University St. Petersburg), Vladimir Matveenko (HSE University St. Petersburg) Factor-Biased Technological Change and the Skill Premium: A Cross-Country Evidence. Presented by: Vladimir Matveenko

Human Capital H : Religiosity & Comparative Economic Development

June 17, 17:00—18:30, Room 257 

Chaired by: Danila Raskov (St. Petersburg State University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Marat Mamedbakov (Ural Federal University), Alexander Nepp (Ural Federal University) The Impact of Religious Beliefs on Macroeconomic Indicators. Presented by: Alexander Nepp
Olga Popova (Institute for East & Southeast European Studies (IOS), CERGE-EI Ural Federal University) Parental Religiosity and Children’s Health
Theocharis Grigoriadis (FU Berlin) Persistence of Confucian Values? Legacies of Colonization in China and Taiwan

Industrial Organization

Industrial Organization A : Special Session on Competition Policy in Comparative Perspective

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 255 

Chaired by: Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics & Business)




Abstract title
Frederic Ives Jenny (ESSEC Business School)   Exploitative Abuses of Dominance: Should Competition Authorities Go After High Prices? 
Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics & Business), Svetlana Avdasheva (HSE University); Svetlana Golovanova (HSE University Nizhniy Novgorod) Reputation Maximizing Competition Authorities, Institutional Structure and Welfare: A Model and Empirical Evidence from the Case of Russia. Presented by: Yannis Katsoulacos

Industrial Organization B1 : Institutional Design and Competition Policy Tools

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 255 

Chaired by: TBD




SpeakerAbstract title
Tatiana Radchenko (Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation) Legalization of Parallel Imports: Problems and Perspectives in Russia 
Vadim Radaev (HSE University) A Rise of State Activism in a Competitive Industry (The Case of Russian Retail Trade Competition Legislation) 
Yongzheng Liu (Renmin University of China), Guangliang Ye (Renmin University of China) Competition Policy and Trade Barriers: Empirical Evidence from China. Presented by: Guangliang Ye

Industrial Organization B2: Imperfect Markets and Applications: Comparison of Cities, Regions, and Markets

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 344 

Chaired by: Kristian Behrens (UQAM, HSE University), Sergey Kichko (HSE University St. Petersburg) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Brahim Boualam (UQAM), Julien Martin (UQAM), Florian Mayneris (UCL), Kristian Behrens (UQAM & University St. Petersburg) Cities in motion: Gentrification and local businesses. Presented by: Kristian Behrens
Sergey Kichko (HSE University), Philip Ushсhev (HSE University) Competition in cities: pro-competitive effects vs urban costs. Presented by: Sergey Kichko
Sergey Kokovin (HSE University St. Petersburg), Mathieu Parenti (ECARES, CEPR & Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management Université Libre de Bruxelles), Jacques-François Thisse (CORE-UCLouvain & HSE University & CEPR), Evgeny Zhelobodko (1974-2013) Big and small firms sequential interaction under monopolistic competition. Presented by: Sergey Kokovin
Vera Ivanova (HSE University) Spatial concentration of manufacturing industries in the Russian Empire

Industrial Organization C : Mergers and Vertical Restraints

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 255 

Chaired by: Svetlana Golovanova  (HSE University Nizhniy Novgorod)



SpeakerAbstract title
Boris Begovic (University of Belgrade), Dusan Popovic (University of Belgrade) Merger Control and Economic Growth of the LDC: Some Observations and Recommendations. Presented by: Boris Begovic
Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia - UFRJ) Antitrust in the Banking Sector: Competing Views from Central Bank and the Antitrust Authority in Brazil
Hairong Mu (Harper Adams University),  Yue Qiao (Shandong University)  A Comparative Analysis of Net Neutrality: What Can China Learn from the EU and the US?  Presented by: Hairong Mu 

Industrial Organization E : Theoretical and Empirical Models of Imperfect markets

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 255 

Chaired by: Alexander Sidorov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, SB RAS)



SpeakerAbstract title
Aizenberg Natalia (Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS), Bykadorov Igor (IM SB RAS & NSU & NSUEM), Sergey Kokovin (HSE University & Novosibirsk State University) Welfare Impact of Ad Valorem or Specific Bilateral Tariffs Under Monopolistic Competition. Presented by: Sergey Kokovin
Alexander Osharin (HSE University Nizhny Novgorod), Dmitry Pokrovsky (HSE University St. Petersburg) Heterogeneous Consumers in a Two-Sector Monopolistic Competition Model. Presented by: Dmitry Pokrovsky 
Alexander Sidorov (Sobolev Institute for Mathematics), Mathieu Parenti (ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Jacques-Francois Thisse (CORE-UCLouvain) Comparing the Well-Being under Oligopoly:Bertrand Meets Ford. Presented by: Alexander Sidorov
Marina Balandina (Ural Federal University), Irina Baskakova (Ural Federal University) An Empirical Analysis of the Influence of Market Concentration of Intermediaries on the Price- Making in the Two-Sided Market of Television Advertisement. Presented by: Marina Balandina
Natalia Pavlova (RANEPA, Lomonosov Moscow State University),  Andrey Shastitko (RANEPA, Lomonosov Moscow State University)  Bargaining Power and Market Power: Options for Demarcation and Policy Implications. Presented by: Natalia Pavlova

Industrial Organization F : Government and Industry Competition Policies in Comparative Perspective

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 255 

Chaired by: Katarzyna Szarzec (Poznan University of Economics & Business)



SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Meleshkina (RANEPA & Lomonosov Moscow State University) Antitrust Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Sphere of Intermediate Goods with High Switching Costs 
Elena Oleinik (Far Eastern Federal University) Modeling Structural Changes in the Timber Industry of a Region
Katarzyna Szarzec (Poznan University of Economics & Business) State Capitalism in the Postsocialist Central-Eastern European Countries
Maria Ostrovnaya (HSE University); Elena Podkolzina (HSE University) Restrictions of Entry in Public Procurement Auctions. Presented by: Maria Ostrovnaya


Institutions A1: Beyond Repression: Political Economy of Authoritarian Stability

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Alexander Libman  (Ludwig-Maximilians- University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Alessandro Belmonte (IMT Lucca), Michael Rochlitz (HSE University) Collective Memories, Propaganda and Authoritarian Political Support. Presented by: Alessandro Belmonte
Alexander Libman (Ludwig-Maximilians-University) Sub-National Political Regimes and Formal Economic Regulation: Evidence from Russian Regions
Janis Kluge (German Institute for International & Security Affairs SWP) Legal Outsourcing, Regulatory Competition and Russian Contract Law
Michael Rochlitz (Ludwig-Maximilians-University), Irina Nizovkina (HSE University) The Political Economy of Regional Investment Promotion: Experimental Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Michael Rochlitz
Nikita Zakharov (Freiburg Universtiy), Ruben Enikolopov (ICREA, IPEG, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, New Economic School), Michael Rochlitz (HSE University), Koen Schoors (Ghent University, HSE University) Does Independent Media Matter in Non-Democratic Election? Experimental Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Koen Schoors

Institutions A2: Institutional Design and Dynamics A2

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Victor Polterovich (CEMI RAS, Lomonosov Moscow State University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Kim Leonie Kellermann (University of Muenster) Political Engagement in a Context of Labour Market Segmentation
Mark Harrison (University of Warwick) Secrecy and State Capacity: A Look Behind the Iron Curtain
Michael Keren (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) An Even Newer Comparative Economics: The Nature of the Budget Constraint
Rustem Nureev (Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation, HSE University Governmentalization of the Economy during the First World War and its Consequences
Victor Polterovich (CEMI RAS, Lomonosov Moscow State University) From State Authority and Competition Toward Positive Collabouration: Mechanisms of Institutional Evolution

Institutions B : Corruption in comparative perspective

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Koen Schoors  (University of Ghent, HSE University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Koen Schoors (University of Ghent & HSE University), Sümeyra Atmaca (University of Ghent), Elena Podkolzina (HSE University) Corruption in Public Procurement E-auctions Through Setting the Reserve Price: Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Koen Schoors
Fernanda Ricotta (University of Calabria), Victoria Golikova (HSE University), Boris Kuznetsov (HSE University) Innovation Performance of Family Firms in Comparative Perspective: The Role of Corruption in Europe and Russia. Presented by: Fernanda Ricotta
Artjoms Ivlevs (University of the West of Engl& & IZA), Timothy Hinks (University of the West of England) Former Communist Party Membership and Public Sector Corruption in the Post-Socialist Countries.Presented by: Artjoms Ivlevs

Institutions C1 : Institutional Design and Dynamics 

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: John Nye  (George Mason University & HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Csaba Weiner ((MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies) Energy Security in Hungary: Putting the Theory into Practice. 
Maksym Bryukhanov (HSE University), Sergiy Polyachenko (University of New Brunswick), John Nye (George Mason University & HSE University) Does Higher Education Contribute to The Change In Attitudes Towards Government Price Control in Russia? Presented by: Maksym Bryukhanov 
Prof Trajko Slaveski (Sts. Cyril & Methodius University), Darko Lazarov (Goce Delchev University)
Industrial Policies in Selected CEE Transition Countries: An Overview. Presented by: Trajko Slaveski
Jasna Atanasijević (University of Novi Sad), Milica Uvalić (University of Perugia) Innovative SMEs in Serbia: Do They Grow Smarter? Presented by: Jasna Atanasijević

Institutions C2 : Institutional Design and Dynamics C2

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Miklós Szanyi  (Intitute of World Economics, KRTK MTA)



SpeakerAbstract title
Ákos Dombi (Budapest University of Technology & Economics), Theocharis Grigoriadis (Freie Universität Berlin) ) Ancestry, Diversity & Finance: Evidence from Transition Economies. Presented by: Ákos Dombi
Liudmila Simonova (Tyumen State University), Dmitry Rudenko (Tyumen State University & Uppsala Centre for Russian & Eurasian Studies) Institutions, Perception of Corruption and Trust in Post-Communist Countries. Presented by: Liudmila Simonova
Maria Litvinova (University of Trento), Maria Luigia Segnana (University of Trento) Managerial Quality and Corruption. The Local and Contractual Dimension of Managerial Practices. Presented by: Maria Luigia Segnana 
Miklós Szanyi (Intitute of World Economics, KRTK MTA) From Party State Capture to Party Business Capture 

Institutions C3 : Institutional design and dynamics IV

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 353 

Chaired by: Andrey Yakovlev (HSE University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University), Lev Freinkman (HSE University), Sergey Makarov (HSE University), Victor Pogodaev (HSE University) Prerequisites for the Formation of a New Developmental Model in Russian Region:  The Case of Tatarstan. Presented by: Andrei Yakovlev
Anton Kazun (HSE University), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University) Violent Pressure on Business and Economic Development of Russian Regions. Presented by: Anton Kazun
Michael Alexeev (Indiana University, RANEPA), Timur Natkhov (HSE University, Brown University), Leonid Polishchuk (HSE University, Uppsala Center for Russian, Eurasian Studies) Institutions and the Allocation of Talent: Cross- National and Subnational Evidence. Presented by: Michael Alexeev
Michal Paulus (Charles University), Eva Michalíková (Brno University of Technology & Anglo-American University) Cluster Approach to Institutional Distance: Middlemen Hypothesis Application. Presented by: Michal Paulus
Yuko Adachi (Sophia University) Dynamics of Business-State Relations in the Putin Era: State Management and Governance of Russia’s Strategic Companies under Putin

Institutions D1 : Economic Analysis of Law and Policies in Comparative Studies

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Pierre Kopp (University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne)



SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Philippova (HSE University), Marina Kolosnitsyna (HSE University) Child Benefits Policies: Comparative Analysis of Russian Regions. Presented by: Marina Kolosnitsyna
Liudmila Zasimova (HSE University); Charitable Giving Under New NGO Legislation in Russia: Evidence from Individual Data
Nataliya Dzagurova (HSE University) Vertical Restraints as Tools to Reduce the Risks Associated with Cooperative Specific Investments
Pierre Kopp (University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne) Sanctioning Competition Fraud: A Russia — France Comparison

Institutions D2 : Institutional Design and Dynamics D2 

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Trajko Slaveski (Sts. Cyril & Methodius University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Fedor Sandomirskiy (HSE University St. Petersburg), Anna Bogomolnaia (HSE University St. Petersburg & University of Glasgow), Herve Moulin (HSE University St. Petersburg & University of Glasgow), Elena Yanovskaya (HSE University St. Petersburg) Fair Division Mechanisms for Goods, Bads, and Satiable Items. Presented by: Fedor Sandomirskiy
Hochul Shin (Seoul National University), Keun Lee (Seoul National University) The Effect of Financialization on Growth, Inequality, and Employment: Simultaneous Equations Model Approach. Presented by: Hochul Shin
Piotr Kozarzewski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University), Maciej Bałtowski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) Must Socially-oriented Economy Mean More State? An Attempt of Empirical Analysis. Presented by: Piotr Kozarzewski
Tapan Kumar Ghosh (Ananda Chandra College) Social Inequality and the Rights and Privileges of the Dalits Community in India – A Case Study
Weon Yong Sung (Incheon National University) Eurasian Transport Corridoers and Geopolitics

Institutions D3 : Russian Post-Communist Institutions in Comparative Perspective: Modernization or Path Dependence? (in collaboration with the ICSER ‘‘Leontief Centre’’) 

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 353 

Chaired by: Andrey Zaostrovtsev (HSE University St. Petersburg) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Andrey Starodubtsev (Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki & HSE University St. Petersburg) How Does the Government Implement Unpopular Reforms? Evidence from Education Policy in Russia.
Andrey Zaostrovtsev (HSE University St. Petersburg) Russian Historical Path Dependence: The Road to Neostatism
Marina Khmelnitskaya (University of Helsinki) The Use of Tools of Government in Policy in Policy- Making and Policy Implementation: The Case of Russia
Vladimir Gel'man (European University at St.Petersburg, Aleksanteri Institute) Political Foundations of Bad Governance in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Beyond: Toward a Research Agenda

Institutions D4 : Comparative Management and Business as Culture

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 354 

Chaired by: Yulia Stonogina (International Association of Business Communications, Russian Chapter, Meiji University (School of Business Administration))




Abstract title
Maite Alguacil (Universitat Jaume I, Institute of International Economics), Josep Martí (Universitat Jaume I); Vicente Orts (Universitat Jaume I, Institute of International Economics) What Drives the Localization of Spanish Multinationals in Developing and Transition Countries? Presented by: Maite Alguacil
Min Jung Kim (Seoul National University), Youngho Kang (Soongsil University) Shortage Economy and Managerial Autonomy: Evidence from North Korean Refugees. Presented by: Min Jung Kim
Yulia Stonogina (International Association of Business
Communications, Russian Chapter, Meiji University
(School of Business Administration))
‘Cool Japan’ Economy and New Entrepreneurial Models.

Institutions E1 : Institutional design and dynamics VI

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Beata Farkas (University of Szeged) 

SpeakerAbstract title
Beata Farkas (University of Szeged) Converging or diverging development paths in the Visegrad group?
Jongmin Lee (Seoul National University) Political Determinants of North Korea's Industrial Resource Allocation
Thomas Herzfeld (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) & Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg),  Iryna Kulyk (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)) What Hinders Food Business Operation? Comparative Evidence from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Presented by: Thomas Herzfeld
Victor Bryzgalin (Lomonosov Moscow State University) Influence of Bonding Social Capital on Economic Growth

Institutions E2 : Institutional Design and Dynamics E2

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: John Anderson (University of Nebraska)




SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Yarkin (HSE University), Dmitry Veselov (HSE University) The Great Divergence Revisited: Industrialization, Inequality, and Political Conflict in the Unified Growth Model. Presented by: Alexander Yarkin
Elvina Merkaj (Agricultural University of Tirana & Polytechnic University of Marche), Edvin Zhllima (Agricultural University of Tirana), Riccardo Lucchetti (Polytechnic University of Marche), Drini Imami (Agricultural University of Tirana) Access to Intergovernmental Transfers and Family Ties in Transition Countries – the Case of Albania. Presented by: Drini Imami
Mariya Agamirova (HSE University), Natalie Dzagourova (HSE University) Incentives for Cooperative Specific Investments: From Antitrust Cases to Theoretical Approaches. Presented by: Mariya Agamirova
Nina Ershova (HSE University), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University), Lev Freinkman (HSE University) Collective Action of Foreign Business in Russia: The Main Organizational Forms, Stages, and Factors of Their Evolution. Presented by: Nina Ershova
John Anderson (University of Nebraska) The Dynamics of Tax Morale in Transition Countries

Institutions F1 : Economic Integration in the Post-Soviet Space F1

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Yulia Vymyatnina (European University  at St. Petersburg)


SpeakerAbstract title
Mikhail Golovnin (Institute of Economics, RAS) Russian Participation in Financial Integration within Eurasian Economic Union: Problems, Developments and Prospects.
Alexander Libman (Ludwig-Maximilians-University), Evgeny Vinokurov (Center for Integration Studies, Eurasian Development Bank) Autocracies and Regional Integration: The Eurasian Case. Presented by: Alexander Libman
Yulia Vymyatnina (European University at St. Petersburg), Daria Antonova (Bank of Russia) Credit and Financial Cycles in the Eurasian Economic Union. Presented by: Yulia Vymyatnina

Institutions F2 : Institutional Design and Dynamics F2

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Susanne Oxenstierna (FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency)

SpeakerAbstract title
Andras Deak (MTA KRTK, Institute of World Economics) The Russian Energy Nexus from a CEE Corporate Aspect — Choosing a Supplier or a Market Model?
Christophe Volonté (University of Basel, University of Konstanz), Pascal Gantenbein (University of Basel),  Axel Kind (University of Konstanz)  Individualism and Ventue Capital. Presented by: Christophe Volonté
Susanne Oxenstierna (FOI-Swedish Defence Reserach Agency) The Ukrainian economic reforms and sustainability
Anton Kazun (HSE University),  Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University)  Lawyers’ Organizations as Drivers of Social Changes in Developing Countries: Evidence from Russia.  Presented by: Anton Kazun

Institutions F3 : IPolitical Economy of Transition: Analytical Literature Survey and Meta-Analysis

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 353 

Chaired by: Satoshi Mizobata (University of Kyoto) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Muravyev (HSE University St. Petersburg), Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University), Satoshi Mizobata (University of Kyoto) Ownership Dynamics and Firm Performance in an Emerging Economy: A Meta-Analysis of the Russian Literature. Presented by: Alexander Muravyev
Fumikazu Sugiura (Teikyo University) Political Economy of International Assistance in Transition Economies: An Analytical Literature Survey
Masahiro Tokunaga (Kansai University) Regime Change and Environment Reform: An Analytical Survey of the Transition Literature 

Institutions G1 : Quarter Century Study of Transition Economies: Analytical Literature Survey and Meta-Analysis

June 17, 15:00—16:30
Chaired by: Iikka Korhonen (Bank of Finland) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University), Kazuhiro Kumo (Hitotsubashi University) The Determinants of Economic Crisis and Recovery in Transition Economies: A Meta-Analysis. Presented by: Ichiro Iwasaki
Kazuhiro Kumo (Hitotsubashi University), Akira Uegaki (Seinan Gakuin University) Economic Transition and International Trade: A Meta-Analysis. Presented by: Kazuhiro Kumo
Norio Horie (University of Toyama), Kazuhiro Kumo (Hitotsubashi University) Systemic Transformation and Human Resource Management: An Analytical Survey of the Transition Literature. Presented by: Norio Horie
Satoshi Mizobata (University of Kyoto), Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University) Ownership Concentration and Firm Performance in Transition Economies: A Meta-Analysis. Presented by: Satoshi Mizobata

Institutions G2 : Economic Integration in the Post-Soviet Space G2

June 17, 15:00—16:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Yulia Vymyatnina (European University at St. Petersburg) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Daria Ushkalova (Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences) Model of Eurasian Economic Union in the Context of Global Integration Trends
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) Global and Regional Supply-Value Chains Between the Eurasian Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus) and the European Union 
Yugo Konno (Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.) An Analysis of Trade Flows in Eurasian Economic Union 
David Kemme (University of Memphis), Yerkezhan Akhmetzaki (Al-Farabi Kazakhstan National University), Bulat M. Mukhamediyev (Al-Farabi Kazakhstan National University)

The Effects of the Eurasian Economic Union on Regional Foreign Direct Investment.  Presented by: David Kemme

Institutions H1 : Institutional Design and Dynamics

June 17, 17:00—18:30, Room 356 

Chaired by: Michal Paulus (Charles University) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Dmitry Gladyrev (Ural Federal University) Factors of Decision Making and Price Bubble Formation in Experimental Financial Markets
Jayeeta Deshmukh (Presidency University), Bhaswar Moitra (Jadavpur University) Trade Credit Guarantee Networks. Presented by: Jayeeta Deshmukh
Jungmin Lee (Seoul National University), Syngjoo Choi (Seoul National University), B-Y Kim (Seoul National University), Simon Lee (Columbia University), Eungik Lee (Seoul National University) What Makes a Good Trader?: A Comparative Experimental Study of Two Korean Groups. Presented by: Jungmin Lee
Michal Paulus (Charles University), Eva Michalíková (Brno University of Technology &Anglo-American University) OECD Anti-Bribery Policy and Structural Differences Inside the EU. Presented by: Michal Paulus

Institutions H2 : Institutional Design and Dynamics H2

June 17, 17:00—18:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Sławomir Czech (University of Economics in Katowice) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Alice Nicole Sindzingre (National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) & University Paris-West-EconomiX) The Conceptual Conditions of Comparison: A Critical Analysis of the Contribution of Institutions to Growth
Bénédicte Coestier (Paris Nanterre University) Jordan and the Middle-Income Growth Trap: Why Institutional Transition Matters.
Sławomir Czech (University of Economics in Katowice) Interest Groups and the Design of Economic Institutions: The Evolution of Swedish Corporatism
Israel Marques (HSE University),  Irina Levina (HSE University),  Anton Kazun (HSE University),  Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University)  Raiders, Property Rights, and Investment: Evidence from Russia’s Regions.  Presented by: Israel Marques


Labour A : Adjustment of Labour Markets A

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 169 

Chaired by: Maria Lissowska (Warsaw School of Economics)



SpeakerAbstract title
Andreas Woergoetter (TU Wien); Larisa Smirnykh (HSE University) The Importance of Institutional and Organizational Characteristics for the Use of Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts in Russia. Presented by: Andreas Woergoette
Jan Drahokoupil (European Trade Union Institute), Agnieszka Piasna (European Trade Union Institute) Are Wages in Eastern Europe Undervalued Relative to Economic Fundamentals? Presented by: Jan Drahokoupil
Maria Lissowska (Warsaw School of Economics) The Financial Crisis and Changing Labour Markets in European Countries 
Victor Rudakov (HSE University), Igor Chirikov (HSE University), Sergey Roshchin (HSE University) Non Scholae, Sed Vitae Discimus? The Impact of Academic Achievements on Wages of Russian Selective University Graduates. Presented by: Victor Rudakov

Labour B1 : Skills and Education

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 169 

Chaired by: Julian Diaz  (Loyola University Chicago) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Vasily Anikin (HSE University) Skills Training and Economic Growth: Evidence from Russia
Julian P. Diaz (Loyola University Chicago), Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho (University of New South Wales) Skill Premium Divergence: The Roles of Trade, Capital and Demographis. Presented by: Julian P. Diaz
Tatyana Anisovets (HSE University St. Petersburg) The Typology of the Educational Systems of Countries on the PISA Results, Depending on Economic Resources
Przemysław Macholak (University of Pennsylvania & Polish Economic Association), Gulnara Romashkina (Tyumen State University), Jerzy Kaźmierczyk (Tyumen State University & Poznan University of Economics & Business & Polish Economic Association) Lifelong Learning as an Employee Retention Tool (Polish and Russian Examples). Presented by: Jerzy Kaźmierczyk

Labour B2 : Adjustment of Labour Markets B

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 167 

Chaired by: Maria Lissowska (Warsaw School of Economics)




SpeakerAbstract title
Andres Dean (Universidad de la República) Membership Heterogeneity and Workplace Democracy
Elena Fedorova (Astrakhan State University); Sergey Kapelyuk (Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation); Anna Yakovleva (ITMO University) Sharp Increase in Payroll Tax and Labour Market Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Elena Fedorova
Polona Domadenik (University of Ljubljana) Labour Adjustment During the Crisis: The Role of Institutions
Xinxin Ma, Insitutute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan The Effects of Minimum Wage on Wage Distribution in Urban China

Labour B3 : The Labour Market in Post-transition Economies: From the Analysis of Preferences and Informality to Wage- Gap Analysis Across the Public-Private and Formal-Informal Divides

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, IZA)





SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Lukiyanova (HSE University), Vladimir Gimpelson (HSE University), Anna Sharunina (HSE University) Political Economy of the Public-Private Wage Gap in Russia. Presented by: Anna Lukiyanova
Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna and IZA), Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA), Melanie Khamis (Wesleyan University and IZA) Risk Attitudes, Informal Employment and Wages: Evidence from Ukraine. Presented by: Hartmut Lehmann
Norberto Pignatti (International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University & IZA), Karine Torosyan (International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University)  Risk Attitudes and Informal Employment: Evidence from a Post-Transition Country. Presented by: Norberto Pignatti
Olivier Bargain (Aix-Marseille University & IZA), Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna & IZA), Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & IZA) Informal Employment Wage Gap, Segmentation and the Role of the Great Recession: Evidence from Russia. Presented by: Hartmut Lehmann

Labour C : Russia and the Labour Market

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 169 

Chaired by: Evsey Gurvich (Economic Expert Group)  



SpeakerAbstract title
Evsey Gurvich (Economic Expert Group), Elena Vakulenko (HSE University) Deriving Russian Labour Market Model From The Cross-Country Analysis. Presented by: Evsey Gurvich
Marina Giltman (Tyumen State University) Employment in the High North of Russia: Microdata Analysis
Nataly Simchenko (V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University) Institutional Models of the Regulation of Youth Labour Market
Olga Demidova (HSE University), Pierluigi Daddi (University of Perugia), Ekaterina Medvedeva (HSE University), Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia) Employment Clubs in Russian Regions. Presented by: Olga Demidova
Sergey Kapelyuk (Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation) What are You Retiring for? Impact of Retirement on Health in Russia 

Labour D : Gender, Discrimination and Labour

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 169 

Chaired by: Lucas van der Velde  (University of Warsaw)



SpeakerAbstract title
Baha Kalinowska-Sufinowicz (Poznan University of Economics & Business) Gender Discrimination – Forms and Macroeconomic Corollaries
Changmo Kim (Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade) Why Do Women Spend More Time on Regulatory Responses? Behavior Patterns of Women’s Enterprises in Response to Regulations
Jerzy Kaźmierczyk (Tyumen State University & Poznan University of Economics & Business & Polish Economic Association), Anna Tarasova (Tyumen State University), Elena Andrianova (Tyumen State University) Outplacement as an Employment Safety Tool Not for Everybody! Job Insecurity and Ability to Find a Job as Factors Influencing Outplacement (Polish and Russian Banks Examples). Presented by: Jerzy Kaźmierczyk
Lucas van der Velde (University of Warsaw), Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw & National Bank of Poland), Karolina Goraus (University of Warsaw & World Bank) How (Not to) Make Women Work. Presented by: Lucas van der Velde
Dmitry Pokrovsky (HSE University St. Petersburg), Alexander Shapoval (HSE University) Perturbation of the Distribution of Entrepreneurial Abilities Under Migration and Employment Structure.  Presented by: Dmitry Pokrovsky

Labour E : Comparative Labour Market Systems

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 169 

Chaired by: Weh-Sol Moon (Seoul Women’s University)  



SpeakerAbstract title
Evgeniya Polyakova (HSE University), Larisa Smirnykh (HSE University) The Foreign-born Individuals on the Russian Labor Market (RLMS HSE). Presented by: Evgeniya Polyakova
Evguenii Zazdravnykh (HSE University St. Petersburg) The Regional and Personal Determinants of Differences in Self-Employment Among Russian Regions 
Weh-Sol Moon (Seoul Women's University) A Political Economy Model of Korean Unification and Migration


Macro A : European Integration, Crisis, Policies and Perspective (session in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Enrico Marelli (University of Brescia)




SpeakerAbstract title
Enrico Piero Marelli (University of Brescia), Maria Laura Parisi (University of Brescia), Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia) Did Euro Favour Convergence? An Econometric Investigation. Presented by: Enrico Piero Marelli
Ahliman Abbasov (Azerbaijan State University
of Economics), Tahmasib Alizada (Azerbaijan State University of Economics)
How to Form a Successful and Efficient Economic
Integration Mechanism? Presented by: Tahmasib Alizada
Miklós Somai (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies) Brexit as a Trigger for Desintegration: Backgroiund
and Consequences
Zorica Luka Mladenovic (University of Belgrade),
Milojko Arsic (University of Belgrade), Aleksandra Nojkovic (University of Belgrade)
Debt Uncertainty and Economic Growth in Emerging
European Economies: Some Empirical Evidence. Presented by: Zorica Luka Mladenovic
Yusuke Matsuzawa (Bunri University of Hospitality) Processes and Perspectives of Euro Adoption by Central European Countries

Macro B: Eurozone Crisis and Perspectives (in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Beniamino Moro (University of Cagliari) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Pompeo Della Posta (Università di Pisa) Structural Divergences, Institutional Fragilities and Foreign Debt in the Euro Area Crisis
 Elisabetta Croci Angelini (University of Macerata), Angelini Francesco (University of Siena), Farina Enzo Valentini ( University of Macerata) Wages and Employment by Skill Level in European Economies Before and After the Crisis. A Panel Analysis on the Eu-Silc Database. Presented by: Elisabetta Croci Angelini
Nicola Acocella (Sapienza University of Rome) Asymmetries, Imbalances, Signals and Incentives in the Euro-area
Beniamino Moro (University of Cagliari) The European Crisis and the Accumulation of TARGET2 Imbalances
Bruno Dallago (University of Trento) Growing Rifts in the Eurozone 

Macro C : Globalization and Emerging Economies (session in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Vittorio Valli (University of Turin)




SpeakerAbstract title
Alejandro Jacobo (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), Ileana Jalile (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba) The impact of government debt on economic growth: A reality check for the pampas and beyond. Presented by: Alejandro Jacobo
Choudhry T. Misbah (Lahore University), Enrico Marelli (University of Brescia), Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia) Global Integration and Economic Growth. Presented by: Marcello Signorelli
Dmitry Plekhaniv (Institute for Complex Strategic Studies) Is China Different? Cross-Country Comparison of Macroeconomic Data Revisions
Gábor Túry (MTA KRTK, Institute of World Economics) Consequences of the Recent Trends of Globalization. Perspectives of the Automotive Industry in the Central and Eastern European Region as Part of the Global Value Chains 
Gleb Kurovskiy (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy) Modelling Terms of Trade Volatility Impact on Output Dynamics in Russia

Macro D: Growth, Distribution and Policies  (in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association) 

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Chaired by: Francesco Farina (University of Siena) 

SpeakerAbstract title
Kanat Isakov (HSE University),  Sergey Pekarski (HSE University)  FInancial Repression and Laffer Curves. Presented by: Kanat Isakov
Mariam Mamedli (HSE University)  Fiscal Policy Under the Unbalanced Pension System
Reinhard Neck (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)  Budget Consolidation in a Small Open Economy: A Case Study for Slovenia 
Zulal Denauz (Valdosta State University)  Energy Consumption and Economic Growth Relationship: Evidence from Non- Linear Panel Data for OECD Countries
Francesco Farina (University of Siena),  Chiara Assunta Ricci (Sapienza-University of Rome)  The Drivers of Growth and the Income Share of the Middle Class. An Econometric Investigation on Inequality and Polarization Using the LIS Database. Presented by: Francesco Farina 

Macro E : Shocks, Liquidity and Monetary Policies (session in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Nicola Acocella (Sapienza University of Rome) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Rozhkova (Central Bank of Russia), Alexey Ponomarenko (Central Bank of Russia), Sergei Seleznev (Central Bank of Russia) Liquidity Dependence and Vulnerability to Financial Shocks. Presented by: Anna Rozhkova
Gregory Levieuge (University of Orleans), Yannick Lucotte (Paris School of Business), Florian Pradnies-Jobet (University of Orleans) Central Banks’ Preferences and Banking Sector Vulnerability. Presented by: Gregory Levieuge
Jürgen Jerger  (University of Regensburg), Jenny Korner (University of Regensburg) Assessing Macroprudential Regulation: The Role of the Zero. Lower Bound. Presented by:  Jürgen Jerger 
Nadezda Pozdnyakova (HSE University) Quantitative Easing in Japan: Spillovers for Asian Markets

Macro F1 : Theories, Regulations and Policies (in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Elisabetta Croci Angelini (Macerata University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Bilal Bagis (Bingol University) Efficacy of Fiscal Policy Changes in a Liquidity Trap: Does Household Heterogeneity Matter?
Drini Imami (Agriculture University of Tirana & CERGE – EI), Endrit Lami (Ministry of Finance of Albania), Muje Gjonbalaj (University of Prishtina), Edvin Zhllima (Agricultural University of Tirana) Electricity Supply and Elections in Kosovo. Presented by: Drini Imami
Eduard Dzhagityan (HSE University, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) Perspectives of Risk-Centered Regulation of Banking Consolidations 
Pui Sun Tam (University of Macau) Economic Policy Uncertainty and Trade Flows: A Tale of Two Giant Traders
Stefania Jaconis (Università La Sapienza) The Costs and Benefits of 'State Capitalism'. New Challenges for a New Model.

Macro F2 : Studies of integration and Common Markets

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 257 

Chaired by: Ekaterina Sabelnikova (HSE University, CMASF Expert)



SpeakerAbstract title
Gayane Barseghyan (American University of Armenia), Vardan Baghdasaryan (American University of Armenia) Exchange Rate Variability, Intervention and Optimum Currency Area Theory: Evidence from Post-Soviet Countries. Presented by: Gayane Barseghyan
Irina Ipatova (HSE University & CMASF Expert), Ekaterina Sabelnikova (HSE University & CMASF Expert) Estimation the Degree of Price Co-Movements on EAEU Markets: Are There Common Markets in the EAEU? Presented by: Ekaterina Sabelnikova
Jorge Carrera (University of La Plata), Romain Restout (University of Lorraine), Mariano Sardi (University of Buenos Aires) An Agnostic Assessment of Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in Latin America. Presented by: Jorge Carrera
Jehoon Park (Incheon National University) Political Economy of Unification, Integration and Transition

Macro G : Transition and Policies (session in collaboration with the Italian Economic Association)

June 17, 15:00—16:30, Room 259 

Chaired by: Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Pestova (HSE University) On the Effects of Monetary Policy in Russia: The Role of the Space of Spanned Shocks and the Policy Regime Shifts
Mirzosaid Sultonov (Koeki University) Transition, Migration, Remittances and Responses to External Shocks: Evidence from Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic
Rustem Nureev (Financial University under the Government of Russian Federation & HSE University), Evgeniy Busygin (HSE University) Costs and Benefits of the Sanctions and Anti- Sanctions. Presented by: Rustem Nureev
Vsevolod Ostapenko (Saint Petersburg State University) Feasibility of Expansionary Fiscal Contraction: Lessons for The Russian Economy

Regional issues

Regional issues A : Enterprise Structure and Market Institutions of the Russian Far East: From Market Quality Analysis Through Views
of Company Management

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Andrei Yakovlev (HSE University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University) Corporate Governance System in Russia: Is East
Different from West?
Norio Horie (University of Toyama)  Market Quality in the Russian Far East from
the Viewpoint of Company Management
Yoshisada Shida (Hitotsubashi University)  Impacts of Economic Sanctions on Russian Regions

Regional issues C1 : Regional and Urban Development in Russia and other CIS countries: Comparative Studies II (session in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association)

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Leonid Limonov  (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER ‘‘Leontief Centre’’) 




SpeakerAbstract title
Irina Turgel (Ural Federal University) Local Government in Russia: Stages and Results of Reforms
Marina Nesena (ICSER "Leontief Centre", HSE University St. Petersburg), Leonid Limonov (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER "Leontief Centre") The Role of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity in Social and Economic Development: Russian Regions in Comparative Perspective. Presented by: Marina Nesena, Leonid Limonov
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) The Impact of the Automobile Industry on Russian Regions
Natalia Vlasova (Ural State University of Economics) Comparative Analysis of the Agglomeration Development Policy in Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhsta
Sergey Afontsev (Institute for World Economy and International Relations) Russian Regions in Foreign Trade: Pivot to the East or Return to the West?

Regional issues C2 : Business Operations in the Russian Far East: From Market Quality Analysis through Views of Company Management

June 16, 10:00—11:30, Room 171 

Chaired by: Olga Bobrova (St. Petersburg State University of Economics)




SpeakerAbstract title
Fumikazu Sugiura (Teikyo University) Political Economy of Transition: Analytical Literature
Survey and Meta-Analysis
Hirofumi Arai (Economic Research Institute for Northeast
Logistics Environment in the Eastern Russia: from the Viewpoint of Company Management
Mayu Michigami (Niigata University) Fringe benefit in the Eastern Russia in Comparison with the Northwestern Region

Regional issues D : Regional and Urban Development in Russia and other CIS countries: Comparative Studies I (session in collaboration with the Regional Studies Association)

June 16, 17:00—18:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Leonid Limonov (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER ‘‘Leontief Centre’’)




SpeakerAbstract title
Adelia Fatikhova (Lomonosov Moscow State University & RANEPA), Andrei Shastitko (Lomonosov Moscow State University & RANEPA) The ‘‘Company Towns’’ Phenomenon: New Applications. Presented by: Adelia Fatikhova
Evgeniya Kolomak (Institute of Economics & Industrial Engineering Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) The Post-Soviet Evolution of the Russian Spatial Structure
Evgeny Bezhin (HSE University St. Petersburg), Aleksandr Travin (HSE University St. Petersburg) Main Features of the Innovation Infrastructure Development Model of the Russian City: Case of St. Petersburg. Presented by: Aleksandr Travin
Stepan Zemtsov (RANEPA), Vera Barinova (RANEPA), Julia Tsareva (RANEPA) What Regional Factors are More Important for Entrepreneurship in Russia: Institutions  or Geographical Position? Presented by: Stepan Zemtsov
Liliya Kiriyanova (Tomsk Polytechnic University) Contested Destination Development in Urbanized Regions of Western Siberia

Regional issues E1 : Empirical Studies of Russian Economy (session in collaboration with the ICSER "Leontief Centre")

June 17, 10:00—11:30,  Room 170  

Chaired by: Masaaki Kuboniwa(Hitotsubashi University), Leonid Limonov (HSE University St. Petersburg, ICSER ‘‘Leontief Centre’’)



SpeakerAbstract title
Andrey Yushkov (ICSER "Leontief Centre") Natural Resources, Federalism and Economic Development in Russian Regions
Dmitry Tolmachev (Ural Federal University), Pavel Kusnetsov (Ural Federal University), Tatyana Lopatina (Ural Federal University) Identification of Acting and Potential International Academic Collaborations in the Field of New Industrial Technologies. Presented by: Pavel Kuznetsov
Laura Solanko (BOFIT, Bank of Finland); Vladimir Sokolov (HSE University) Political Influence and Firm Survival. Presented by: Laura Solanko
Masaaki Kuboniwa (Hitotsubashi University) Some Recent Empirical Studies on the Russian Economy
Nina Oding (ICSER "Leontief Centre") Prerequisites, Obstacles and Perspectives for Digitalization in the Regions of Russia

Regional issues E2 : Framework Conditions for Optimal Socio- Economic Systems

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 171 

Chaired by: Hans Wiesmeth (Ural Federal University)  



SpeakerAbstract title
Alexander Nepp (Ural Federal University) The Role of Formal and Informal Institutional Factors in the Development of Financial Markets Taking Pension System as an Example
Andrey Pushkarev (Ural Federal University), Natalia Davidson (Ural Federal University), Oleg Mariev (Ural Federal University), Igor Drapkin (Ural Federal University) The Impact of Spatial Concentration and Innovations on Enterprise Performance in Russia. Presented by: Andrey Pushkarev
Hans Wiesmeth (Ural Federal University), Andrey Pushkarev (Ural Federal University), Nadezhda Anisimkova (Omsk State Transport University) Demand-Oriented Analysis of Innovations. Presented by: Hans Wiesmeth
Marina Kazantseva (Ural Federal University),  Aleksandr Nepp (Ural Federal University),  Armine Amiryan (Ural Federal University) Impact of Institutional Factors on Foreign Trade Activity. Presented by: Marina Kazantseva
Aidai Zhumash Kyzy (Ural Federal University), Alexander Nepp (Ural Federal University) The Role of Formal and Informal Institutional Factors in the Development of Financial Markets Taking Pension System as an Example. Presented by: Aidai Zhumash Kyzy

Regional issues F : Regions and Weak Institutions

June 17, 12:00—13:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Salvatore Villani (University of Naples Federico II)



SpeakerAbstract title

Elena Goosen (Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry of SB of RAS), Elena Kagan (Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry of Siberian Branch of RAS), Kirill Sablin (Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry of SB RAS), Sergey Nikitenko (Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry of SB RAS)

Enclave trajectory of Russian resource regions and the role of public-private partnerships in its’ overcoming. Presented by: Kirill Sablin
Haider Ali Khan (University of Denver), Francesco Schettino (University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"), Alberto Gabriele Polarization in Socialist-oriented Country: The Case of China. Presented by: Francesco Schettino
Israel Marques (HSE University), Thomas Remington (Emory University), Vladimir Bazavluk (HSE University) Public-Private Partnerships under Weak Institutions: Co-investment and the Case of Vocational Education in Russia’s Regions. Presented by: Israel Marques
Salvatore Villani (University of Naples Federico II) The Differences in Financial Sustainability and Economic Resilience of the Italian Local Agencies for the Government of Extended Areas

Regional issues G : Regional Aspects of Inequality and Informality

June 17, 15:00—16:30, Room 436 

Chaired by: Fabio Clementi (University of Macerata) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Andrey Kirillov (HSE University) Modelling of Inflation for Russian Regions Taking into Account Spatial Effects
Fabio Clementi (University of Macerata), V. Molini (World Bank), F. Schettino (Second University of Naples) Gayane Barseghyan (American University of Armenia), Varduhi Grigoryan (American University of Armenia) Measuring Inequality in Ghana and Nigeria: A Mixed Approach. Presented by: Fabio Clementi
Ji Young Choi (Bank of Korea) Estimation of Formal and Informal Sectors in Social Accounting Matrix for the North Korean Economy
Marina Malkina (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod) The Dependency of Normal and Excessive Income Inequality with Main Performance Indicators of Russian Regions
Nikita Riabushkin (Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation), Sergey Kapelyuk (Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation) Multidimensional Poverty in Russian Regions. Presented by: Nikita Riabushkin

Regional issues H : Social Disparities and Social Inclusion in Russia

June 17, 17:00—18:30, Room 170 

Chaired by: Satoshi Mizobata (University of Kyoto)



SpeakerAbstract title
Anna Kovaleva (St. Petersburg State University of Economics) Innovations in Russia: Dilemmas of Social Inclusion and Exclusion
Hiroaki Hayashi (Ritsumeikan University) Social Inclusion in Russia in Terms of the Way of Middle Class Formation 
Olga Bobrova (St.Petersburg State University of Economics), Nadezhda Rozhdestvenskaia (Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia) Socio-Economic Assessment of Programs to Eliminate Social Disparity: Approaches and Cases in Russia and Abroad. Presented by: Nadezhda Rozhdestvenskaia
Victor Gorshkov (Kaichi International University) Financial Inclusion in Russia: myth or reality?

Trade and Policy

Trade and Policy A : Institutional Tasks in the Global and Regional Trade

June 15, 15:00—16:30, Room 254 

Chaired by: Natalya Volchkova (New Economic School, Centre for Economic and Financial Research) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Miriam Frey (Institute for East & Southeast European Studies), Stela Ivanova (Institute for East European Law) Steps of Contract Enforcement: The Lawyer’s Guide for the Applied Economist. Presented by: Miriam Frey
Natalya Volchkova (NES, CEFIR), Natalia Kapelko (Yandex) Export costs of visa restrictions: evidence from Russia. Presented by: Natalya Volchkova
Shamil Sharapudinov (HSE University St. Petersburg) Heterogeneous Firms, Workers, and Tasks: Does Trade Liberalization Induce Polarization of the Labor Market?
Anastasia Kazun (HSE University) Unequal Among Equals: Why are Developing Countries Less Likely to Win WTO Disputes?

Trade and Policy B1: New Evidence on Growth and International Trade

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 254 

Chaired by: Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho (University of New South Wales)




SpeakerAbstract title
Sergey Yurik nternational Technology Transfer in Post-Socialist Countries
Andrea Elteto (MTA KRTK, Institute of World Economics) Exporting Firms in the Baltic, Iberian and Central European Countries.
Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho (University of New South Wales), Julian P. Diaz (Loyola University Chicgo) The New Goods Margin in New Markets. Presented by: Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho
Victor Chetverikov (HSE University) Statistical Sign Constancy of the Current Account Balance in the World Economy

Trade and Policy B2 : Factors of Export Performance

June 15, 17:00—18:30, Room 358 

Chaired by: Evžen Kočenda  (Charles University)




SpeakerAbstract title
Evžen Kočenda  (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), Karen Poghosyan (Central Bank of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia) Determinants of Export Sophistication: Evidence from Monte Carlo Simulations. Presented by: Evžen Kočenda
Natalya Volchkova (New Economic School, Centre for Economic and Financial Research), Olga Kuzmina (New Economic School) Credit Rationing of Exporters. Presented by: Natalya Volchkova
Richard Frensch (IOS Regenburg & University of Regensburg & Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen), Jarko Fidrmuc (IOS Regenburg & Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen) Rivers and Trade. Presented by: Richard Frensch

Trade and policy C : Challenges to Global Trade Network

June 16,10:00—11:30, Room 254, 

Chaired by: Yoshisada Shida (Hitotsubashi University)



SpeakerAbstract title
Kiril Tochkov (Texas Christian University) Trade and Border Effects of North Korea: A Regional Perspective
Katalin Völgyi (MTA KRTK, Institute for Regional Studies), Eszter Lukacs (Széchenyi István University) Mega-FTAs in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Japanese Perspective. Presented by: Katalin Völgyi
Zoia Podoba (Saint Petersburg State University), Victor Gorshkov (Kaichi International University) Trade Remedies: Japan vs. Emerging Economies. Presented by: Zoia Podoba

Trade and policy D : New Issues in Theory and Practice in International Trade

June 16,17:00—18:30, Room 254 

Chaired by: Maria Polugodina (Freie Universität Berlin)  



SpeakerAbstract title
Igor Bykadorov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management), Andrea Ellero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Stefania Funari (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Sergey Kokovin (HSE University & Novosibirsk State University), Pavel Molchanov (HSE University St. Petersburg & Aix-Marseille University) Negative Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade under Monopolistic Competition. Presented by: Igor Bykadorov
Maria Polugodina (Freie Universität Berlin) Dynamics of Comparative Advantage with Heterogeneous Firms
Yifan Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Mi Dai (Beijing Normal University) Local Labor Market Effects of China's WTO Entry. Presented by: Yifan Zhang

Trade and Policy E : Trade and Entrepreneurship

June 17, 10:00—11:30, Room 254 

Chaired by: Richard Frensch (IOS Regenburg  & University of Regensburg & Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen) 



SpeakerAbstract title
Ilya Manuylov (HSE University) Strategies for Ensuring Competitiveness of Countries in Global Value Chains
James P. Stodder (Quinnipiac University) Arctic Thaw: Carbon Pricing and the Arctic
Natalia Budyldina (HSE University St. Petersburg) Entrepreneurial Universities and Regional Contribution
Jelena Minovic (Institute of Economic Science), Vesna Aleksic (Institute of Economic Science) А Causal Relationship between Foreign Investments and Economic Growth on Balkan: from History to Nowadays. Presented by: Jelena Minovic
back to the beginning
Economy of Coal in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance: Determinants of Production and Trade (1949-1991)