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The April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development is Russia’s leading academic forum on social and economic sciences. It is organised by HSE, the National Research Unversity "Higher School of Economics".
Over its 17-year history, the conference format has changed in response to the changing understanding of Russian economic and social modernisation.
During its first few years, the conference was organised as a forum. At that time it was the only forum within Russia where experts, scientists, politicians and business people gathered to discuss pressing problems. Over time the April Conference took on its own distinct identity. It is focused not only on discussing economic and social modernisation within Russia, but also on academic research into and understanding of these processes.
One key feature of this conference is that the University hosts a dialogue between people engaged on both theoretical and practical aspects, including, the authorities, members of the business and academic communities, Russian and international experts, and their discussions revolve around academic research into current problems faced by the government and society.
The Conference’s programme traditionally includes sections on macroeconomics, theoretical economics, banks and finance, demography and labor market, sociology, international relations and global economics. Each year, leading Russian and international academics, international prize-winners, deliver academic reports, research presentations, and guest lectures.
In 2016, the April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development will be held for the 17th time. Over three days, the HSE will host plenary discussions, thematic sessions involving the presentation of academic reports and expert round tables on current issues in economic and social development.
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