The Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt) was established in 2010 on the basis of the first research laboratory of HSE University—now International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms—with the goal of creation of a scientific center in the field of institutional economics as a part of an international cooperation network, and promoting international standards of research. We provide conditions and incentives for young and talented university graduates to participate in both scientific and teaching activities at the HSE. Our professional interests are focused on institutional analysis of different markets and sectors of the economy, among them are education, procurement, banking, non-profit organizations.
The aim of the RSSIA is to promote empirical research in various fileds of economics and foster the communication and expertise exchange between young researchers, established scholars, faculty, and students.
Highlights of the presentation "Enemies of the People" by Gerhard Toews on the CInSt research seminar.
Pavel Andreyanov presented his research "Secret Reserve Prices and Uncertainty in Timber Auctions" on CInSt research seminar on February 6th.
"Only a handful of universities in the world could match the amount of resources invested by HSE in economics research". Francisco Cabrera joined the Center for Institutional Studies last year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Education and shares his inerasible impressions of HSE and Moscow
The article "Publish or Perish" is a paper written by Maria Yudkevich, Director of CInSt. This article considers the causes and consequences of the increasing role of the “publish or perish” principle in modern academic systems. In particular, it discusses how various types of universities interpret this principle and why its causes differ across academic systems.