Вышел буклет о центрах и командах в ГУ-ВШЭ, которые занимаются исследованиями в области институтов
"Institutional economics in Russia has become an important part of national research and teaching traditions. This can be explained, firstly, by an objective lack of institutions in the emerging market economy of our country. It is not a shortage of laws or formal regulations. The reason is different: the existing formal rules are not sufficiently supported by the expectations and real actions of people and organizations. This causes high uncertainty which accompanies an individual's choice. Paradoxically, the weakness of institutions forces us not to abandon their studies, but to pay more attention to them.
The second reason is our strong feeling that we – as experts – can take part in the development of new institutions. This distinguishes us from the economists of «old», mature market countries who normally work in a stable institutional environment.
The third reason is probably mentioned most often. It is the «genetic code» of Russia's economic and social science, which has always been focused on the qualitative dynamics of economic order as the principal object of its analysis.
We at the Higher School of Economics consider «institutional» dimension to be of great importance for our research team development – together with «empirical» one, associated with the creation of empirical data system needed by researchers in social sciences, and «cultural» (in fact, very closely related to the study of institutions).
The HSE researchers are intensively involved in actual design and implementation of economic and social reforms in many fields and, accordingly, – in the analysis of effectiveness and efficiency of existing norms and institutions. That is why at the Higher School of Economics one can see such a variety of research teams that consider institutions an important object for their research efforts worth their continuous interest".
Yaroslav Kouzminov, HSE Rector