Congratulations to Timur Natkhov and Natalia Vasilenok on receiving the prize for the best article of the year in the journal Explorations in Economic History!
The article "Skilled immigrants and technology adoption: Evidence from the German settlements in the Russian empire", published by CInSt senior research fellow Timur Natkhov and former CInSt research assistant, currently PhD student at Stanford Natalia Vasilenok, received the Larry Neal Prize
Timur Natkhov and Natalia Vasilenok presented at the Summer Workshop in the Economic History of Russia
Timur Natkhov, Senior Research Fellow at CInSt, and Natalia Vasilenok, Research Assistant at CInSt, took part in the poster-session at the Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia on July 27-31. The workshop was co-organized by the University of Chicago, Caltech and NES. Timur and Natalia presented an article "Skilled Minorities and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the German Settlements in the Russian Empire".
How and when are governments able to encourage firms and schools to work together to develop workers’ skills?
Israel Marques presented a joint paper "Encouraging Skill Development: Evidence from Public-Private Partnerships in Education in Russia’s Regions" on the regular CInSt research seminar on 21st May
Does digital television increase the probability of employment?
Adrian Nieto presented his paper "Television and the Labour Supply: Evidence from the Digital Television Transition in the UK" on the regular CInSt research seminar on May 14. The author exploits exogenous variation in the date of transition from analogue to digital television signal in the UK to estimate the causal effect of television on the pobability of employment and reveal potential mechanisms.