Being cross-cutting in nature, digital technologies permeate all spheres of life and all industries. Evaluating their effects and the contribution to production and social development comes to the forefront of national statistical services’ agenda, along with developing new tools and methods to measure this domain. On 15 November Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice-Rector and ISSEK Director, spoke about the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge’s approaches to identifying the boundaries, and assessing the effects of digital economy at the panel discussion ‘Measuring the Digital Economy’ in the scope of the Rosstat conference.
Veronika Belousova, Alexander Karminsky, and Ilya Kozyr analyzed what banks performed best on the Russian market from 2004 to 2015 - state, private, or foreign-owned ones. They found out that during stable economic and political periods, foreign-owned banks tend to take the lead, while during a crisis period, such as from 2008 to 2013, state-owned banks outperformed them. The article was published in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade journal.
Forecasting the economy’s demand for spatial data, remote sensing data, and geoinformation technologies is one of the key objectives of the study being conducted by HSE experts jointly with the Aerospace Research Institute, commissioned by Rosreestr. A public discussion of the interim results was held on 7 November at the conference ‘Spatial Data for the Digital Economy and Sustainable Development of the Russian Federation’.
What are Russia’s ‘Technocities’ Producing? Ekaterina Streltsova and Gleb Kuzmin, researchers from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), studied patent data from 2008 to 2016 and compiled a ranking of Russian cities by number of pending invention patents.
HSE took 94th place in THE ranking in Business & Economics, outperforming all the other Russian universities in this subject. In addition, the university entered the ranking in Law for the first time (151+ cohort), becoming the only Russian university represented there. HSE University ranked in the 151-175 group in Social Sciences, also due to the HSE ISSEK publication activity, holding first place ranking among Russian universities.
Moscow, Tatarstan and St. Petersburg are the leaders of the new ranking. Based on 53 indicators, the ranking can be used by regional governments to develop and optimize their innovation policy. The ranking presentation was held on October 31 at a press conference hosted by the TASS news agency.
On September, 17 Derk Loorbach, Director of the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Professor of the Faculty of Social Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam, gave a lecture on the topic ‘Sustainability Transitions: New Governance and Action Research’ within the framework of the Dutch Science Talks project at Higher School of Economics. The lecture introduced the field of sustainability transition research and gave an outline of the approaches towards managing this transition.
HSE University is pleased to announce the relaunch of its popular webinar series, Megacities of the future 2:0. New Challenges. The series focuses on issuesof modern urban development and is team taught by HSE University professors and lecturers from different faculties. The webinars consider urban developmental issues through the lenses of a range of fields, including Arts and Design, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics and Communication Systems, Economics and Management, Urban Studies, and Russian Studies.
The current issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is dedicated to the study of theoretical aspects and practical applications of the international innovation policy, assessing the innovatory potential of Russia’s cities and regions.
An application for viewing express information releases by the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge is now available in the App Store, which allows to have a quick and convenient look at indicators and development trends in science, technology, innovation, education, and digital economy.