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Cross-regional Studies project — call for participation

We are launching a Cross-regional Studies project and welcoming bright students to join it. Interviews will be held on the 29th of June.


The Center for Institutional Studies, in collaboration with the 
International Laboratory of Intangible-driven EconomyIrina Mirkina (ICPSR), and Olga Demidova (HSE), is launching a Cross-regional Studies project. The project is aimed at expanding research based on Russian regional data. 


We are inviting bright students to write term papers and theses (BA, MA, PhD) on the following project-related topics:
— Determinants of Economic Growth in Russian Regions
— Inequality and Crime — Cross-regional Perspectives
— Institutions, Elections and Economic Development Indicators
— Impact of Price Shocks on Regional Indicators
— Determinants of Gasoline Prices: Spatial Analysis
— Public Procurement, Elections and Corruption
— Climatic Risks Zoning of the Russian Territory
— Economic Supports to Vulnerable Consumers: Estimation of Regional Effects
— Regional Innovation Networks and Firms' Growth
— Regional Economic Growth and Circular Economy
— Regional Public Funds/Services/Utilities/Infrastructure: Effects on Economic Growth
— Banking in Russian Regions: The Role of Institutions


We offer
— regular seminars where you will be able to discuss your work,

— joint supervision of your paper by members of the project,
— consultative support given by leading scientists — Denis Coates, Koen Schoors, Paola Valbonesi, Irina Mirkina, Leonid Polishchuk,
— monthly webinars with participants from both research units,
— wide space to train your presentation skills,
— opportunity to earn recommendations to MA and PhD programs.

You will work on the ongoing dataset on Russia, write papers and have them published, build your way to or through MA and PhD courses and attain a degree. 
The selected candidates are to perform a literature review, data collection, and descriptive statistics analysis.

To apply, send your CV, your best research work (in Russian and/or English) and the name of the selected topic to 
Elena Podkolzina.
Interviews will be held on the 29th of June.
Please mind that a high level of English is mandatory for participation in the project.