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Center for Institutional Studies

The Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt) was established in 2010 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.

What Else Can Fingers Tell Us?

According to HSE researchers, men with a high 2D:4D ratio (i.e. those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger) tend to be better educated. These findings are presented in the paper «2D: 4D and lifetime educational outcomes: Evidence from the Russian RLMS survey» in Personality and Individual Differences.

Read the new article by HSE vice-rector Maria Yudkevich and research fellow of HSE Institute of Education Elizaveta Sivak

The paper is published in European Educational Research Journal and it studies the dynamics of key characteristics of the academic profession in Russia based on the analysis of university faculty in the two largest cities in Russia – Moscow and St Petersburg.

A new article by CInSt researchers "2D:4D and lifetime educational outcomes: Evidence from the Russian RLMS survey" is now available at Elsevier

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond 1(11) Sping 2017

The article devoted to the study carried out at CInSt under the supervision of John Nye caught attention of web media