Comparative Economic Studies: State-of-Art and Prospects
From 6 to 8 September 2012 the 12th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) Conference took place in Paisley (UK). The participants presented the results of the latest research and discussed the problems and prospects of this area.
The event brought together about 100 experts specializing in various aspects of comparative economic studies.
P. Haure talked about what could be learned from the development of the institutional framework in the countries in transition.
S. Guriev’s presentation was devoted to possible developments of the Soviet economy. He examined two models: with the industrialization of the 1930-1940-ies and without it, by constructing a possible trajectory of Russia’s economic development based on the hypothesis of retaining Tsarist regime after 1917, followed by the liberalization of the economy. The researcher concluded that industrialization was not an efficient project.
Kärt Rõigas and Marge Seppo of the University of Tartu (Estonia) presented the results of a comparative analysis of policy measures to promote S&T cooperation sectors of higher education and industry in the EU.
During the event, a meeting with the editors of scientific journals in the field took place. At the meeting, representatives of Economic Annals journal, Economic Systems journal, Europe-Asia Studies journal, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Post-Communist Economies journal as well as Palgrave series provided the analysis of basic bibliometric indicators of their journals, described the conditions of publishing of articles in these journals and invited the participants of the Conference to active cooperation.
Participants from HSE resented 15 reports on this Conference, among which - «The Transition from Factor Driven Economies to Innovation Driven Economies - The Case of BRIC and GCC Countries» by Maxim Kotsemir. In his presentation, he reviewed the main trends and problems of national innovation systems, as well as challenges for STI policy in the BRIC countries and the Gulf (Persian) Cooperation Council countries.