— Educational Strategies of Students
— Аcademic Profession
— Human Capital, Institutions, and Development
— Students' Social Networks and Performance
— Economics of Public Procurement
— Banks and Banking: Institutions and Markets
— Institutions Matter
— Historical Roots and Economic Significance of Social Capital
MAIN publications— Prakhov, I. (2016). The Unified State Examination and the Determinants of Academic Achievement: Does Investment in Pre-Entry Coaching Matter? Urban Education, 51(5), 556–583.
— Prakhov I. A., Yudkevich M. M. Admission Policy in Contemporary Russia: Recent Changes, Expected Outcomes, and Potential Winners, in: International Perspectives on Higher Education Admission Policy: A Reder. NY : Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2015. P. 83-100.
— Ampilogov A. I., Prakhov I. A., Yudkevich M. M. One or Many? Using the New Opportunities of the Unified State Exam in Russian University Admissions // Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 2014. Vol. 16. No. 1. P. 34-49.
— Prakhov I. A. The Barriers Of Access To Elite Higher Education In Russia / Working papers by NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EDU "Education". 2014. No. 19.
— Prakhov I. A. The Dynamics Of Investment In Pre-Entry Coaching And The Returns From Private Tutoring In Russia / Working papers by NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EDU "Education". 2014. No. 18.
Researchers: Maria Yudkevich, Ilya Prakhov, Anna Panova, Denis Sergienko
Contact person: Ilya Prakhov
In 2012 the Group held the Russian part of the international research project Changing Academic Profession (CAP).
Currenly the Group is working on a new international research project - The Academic Profession in the Knowledge-based Society (APIKS).
MAIN PUBLICATIONS/ Ed. by M. M. Yudkevich, L. E. Rumbley, . Routledge, 2017.
— The Global Academic Rankings Game. Changing Institutional Policy, Practice, and Academic Life / Ed. by
— Horta H., Yudkevich M. M. The role of academic inbreeding in developing higher education systems: Challenges and possible solutions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2016. No. 113, Part B. P. 363-372.
, M. M. Yudkevich, L. E. Rumbley. Routledge, 2016.— Lovakov A. Antecedents of organizational commitment among faculty: an exploratory study. Tertiary Education and Management. 2016. Vol. 22. No. 2. P. 149-170.
— Yudkevich M. M., Altbach P., Rumbley L. E. (Eds.). Young faculty in the 21st century: International Perspectives. NY, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2015.
— Altbach P. G., Yudkevich M., Rumbley L. E. (Eds.). Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education. Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
— Yudkevich M. M. The Russian University: recovery and rehabilitation // Studies in Higher Education. 2014. Vol. 39(8). P. 1463–1474. doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.949537
— Altbach P. G., Reisberg L., Yudkevich M. M., Androuschak G. V., Kuzminov Y. I. The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
— Altbach P. G., Reisberg L., Yudkevich M. M., Androuschak G. V., Pacheco I. Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts. L.: Routledge, 2012.
Researchers: Maria Yudkevich, Olga Alipova, Andrey Lovakov, Anna Panova, Ilya Prakhov, Lada Litvinova
Contact person: Мaria Yudkevich
Among the variety of different research topics and research question of the group are the following: Determinants of urban-rural wage inequality and regional price integration in Russia at the beginning of XXI century; Measuring contribution of biological factors to human capital formation; Factors of formation and dynamics of individual market-liberal values in transition economies; Exploration of factors of institutional factors of human capital quality; Social mobility and education before and after the Great October Socialist revolution in Russia; Determinants of trust in transition.
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Nye J. V., Bruhanov M., Kochergina E. V., Orel E., Polyachenko S. S., Yudkevich M. M. The effects of prenatal testosterone on wages: Evidence from Russia // Economics and Human Biology. 2017. Vol. 24. P. 43-60.
— Semenova M., Andrievskaya I. Does biological endowment matter for demand for financial services? Evidence from 2D:4D ratio in the Russian household survey // Personality and Individual Differences. 2017. Vol. 104. P. 155-165
— Desierto D. A., Nye J. V. Prohibition vs. Taxation in Corrupt Environments. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE).
— Avner G., Kiesling L., Nye J. Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development. // Economics Books 1. Princeton University Press, 2015.
— Nye J., Orel E. The Influence of Prenatal Hormones on Occupational Choice: 2D: 4D Evidence from Moscow. // Personality and Individual Differences. 2015. Vol. 78. P. 39–42.
— Johnson, Noel D. & Nye, John V.C., 2011. "Does fortune favor dragons?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 78(1-2), pages 85-97, April.
— Nye J. V., Vasilyeva O. When does local political competition lead to more public goods?: Evidence from Russian regions // Journal of Comparative Economics. 2015. Vol. 43. No. 3. P. 650-676
— Al-Ubaydli O., Houser D., Nye J., Paganelli M., Pan X. The Causal Effect of Market Priming on Trust: An Experimental Investigation Using Randomized Control. // PloS One. 2013. Vol. 8 (3). Public Library of Science: e55968.
— Nye J., Androuschak G., Desierto D., Jones G., Yudkevich M. 2D: 4D Asymmetry and Gender Differences in Academic Performance. // PloS One. 2012. Vol. 7 (10). Public Library of Science: e46319.
— Desierto D. A., Nye J. V. The Evolution of Institutions: the medium, the long, and the ultra-long, run // Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. 2011. No. 167(4). P. 613-629.
Researchers: John V. C. Nye, Maxim Brukhanov, Pavel Derkachev, Denis Sergienko
Contact person: John V. C. Nye
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Dokuka S., Krasnov F., Yavorskiy R. The Structure of Organization: the Coauthorship Network Case, in: Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts. 5th International Conference, AIST 2016, Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 7-9, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science / Ed. by D. I. Ignatov, M. Y. Khachay, V. Labunets, N. V. Loukachevitch, S. I. Nikolenko, A. Panchenko, A. V. Savchenko, K. V. Vorontsov. Vol. 661. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
— Dokuka S., Valeeva D., Yudkevich M. M. Homophily Evolution in Online Networks: Who is a Good Friend and When? in: Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts. 5th International Conference, AIST 2016, Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 7-9, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Communications in Computer and Information Science / Ed. by M. Y. Khachay, N. Konstantinova, A. Panchenko, D. I. Ignatov, V. Labunets. Vol. 661. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, 2016. P. 83-92.
— Dokuka S., Valeeva D., Yudkevich M. M. Formation and evolution mechanisms in online network of students: the Vkontakte case, in: Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts. 4th International Conference, AIST 2015, Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 9–11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers / Ed. by M. Y. Khachay, N. Konstantinova, A. Panchenko, D. I. Ignatov, V. Labunets. Vol. 542: Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, 2015. P. 263-274.
— Dokuka S., Valeeva D., Yudkevich M. M. The Diffusion of Academic Achievements: Social Selection and Influence in Student Networks / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series SOC "Sociology". 2015. No. WP BRP 65/SOC/2015.
— Dokuka, S., Valeeva, D., & Yudkevich, M. (2015). Formation and Evolution Mechanisms in Online Network of Students: The Vkontakte Case. In M. Y. Khachay, N. Konstantinova, A. Panchenko, D. I. Ignatov, & V. G. Labunets (Eds.), Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts SE - 26 (Vol. 542, pp. 263–274). Springer International Publishing.
— Poldin O., Valeeva D., Yudkevich M. Choice of specialization: do peers matter? // Applied Economics. 2015. Vol. 47. No. 44. P. 4728-4740.
— Androuschak G. V., Poldin O. V., Yudkevich M. M. Role of peers in student academic achievement in exogenously formed university groups // Educational Studies. 2013. Vol. 39. No. 5. P. 568-581.
Researchers: Maria Yudkevich, Ekaterina Krekhovets, Natalya Matveeva, Margarita Priymak
Contact person: Maria Yudkevich
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Detkova P., Podkolzina E., Tkachenko A. Corruption, Centralization and Competition: Evidence from Russian Public Procurement. Special Issue in IJPA. Forthcoming 2018.
— L. Corazzini, S. Galavotti and R. Sausgruber, P. Valbonesi. "Allotment in First-Price Auctions: an experimental investigation", Experimental Economics, forthcoming. DOI: .
— M. Nicolini and C. Scarpa, P. Valbonesi. "Determinants of State Aid to Firms: The case of the European Car Industry", Industrial and Corporate Change, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtw023.
— D. Coviello, L. Moretti and G. Spagnolo, P. Valbonesi. "Court Efficiency and Procurement Performance", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, forthcoming, DOI: 10.1111/sjoe.12225.
— L. Moretti, P. Valbonesi. "Firms' Qualifications and Subcontracting in Public Procurement: An Empirical Investigation", Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 31(3), pp. 568-598, 2015. DOI: .
— Ostrovnaya, M. & Podkolzina, E. (2015). Antitrust Enforcement in Public Procurement: the Сase of Russia // Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 11(2), 331–352.
Researchers: Paola Valbonesi, Elena Podkolzina, Anna Belsevich, Margarita Maximova, Ilya Vas'kin
Contact person: Еlena Podkolzina
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Semenova M., Andrievskaya I. Does biological endowment matter for demand for financial services? Evidence from 2D:4D ratio in the Russian household survey // Personality and Individual Differences. 2017. Vol. 104. P. 155-165.
— Semenova M., Andrievskaya I. Does banking system transparency enhance bank competition? Cross-country evidence // Journal of Financial Stability. 2016. Vol. 23. P. 33-50.
— Semenova M., Kulikova V. Informal Loans in Russia: Why Not to Borrow from a Bank? // Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 2016. Vol. 19. No. 3. P. 1650016-1-1650016-41.
— Semenova M., Andrievskaya I. K. Market Discipline in the Interbank Market: Evidence from Russia // Eastern European Economics. 2015. Vol. 53. No. 2. P. 69-98.
— Semenova M., Savchenko P. V. Sitting on the fence: does having a ‘dual-director’ add to bank profitability? // Applied Economics Letters. 2015. Vol. 22. No. 8. P. 654-657.
— Pyle W., Schoors K., Semenova M., Yudaeva K. Bank Depositor Behavior in Russia in the Aftermath of Financial Crisis // Eurasian Geography and Economics. 2012. Vol. 53. No. 2. P. 267-284.
— Semenova M. Market discipline and banking system transparency: Do we need more information? //Journal of Banking Regulation. 2012. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 241-248.
— Semenova M. Information Sharing in Credit Markets: Incentives for Incorrect Information Reporting //The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies. 2008. Vol. 50. No. 3. P. 381-415.
Researchers: Maria Semenova, François Guillemin
Contact person: Мaria Semenova
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Polischuk L., Syunyaev G. Ruling elites’ rotation and asset ownership: implications for property rights. Public Choice. 2015. Vol. 162. No. 1. P. 159-182.
— Polischuk L. Institutional Performance, in: The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy / Ed. by S. Weber, M. V. Alexeev. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. P. 189-220.
Researchers: Leonid Polishchuk, Igor Shagalov, Alexander Yarkin, Svetlana Inkina, Kamila Gracheva
Contact person: Leonid Polischuk
MAIN PUBLICATIONS— Natkhov T. Colonization and development: the long-term effect of Russian settlement in the North Caucasus, 1890-2000s. Journal of Comparative Economics. 2014
Researchers: Leonid Polishchuk, Elena Gaber
Contact person: Leonid Polischuk
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