«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

Post. address:
National Research University
Higher School of Economics
20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow 101000, Russian Federation
Location address:
of. 307, 4/2, Slavyanskaya sq., Moscow 109074, Russian Federation

Tel./fax: 7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 12631

E-mail: vgmu@hse.ru 


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Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095



According to the Organizing Committee of the conference, due to the events of March 2024,
as a mass event has been cancelled.









Dear colleagues, 

HSE University is pleased to announce a call for proposals to take part in the 24th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (hereinafter the “24th Yasin Conference” or the “Conference”).  


The Conference will be held jointly with Russian corporations, as well as research and consulting institutions.


The key events of the 24th Yasin Conference will be taking place in Moscow from April 4 to 14, 2023.


At the 24th Yasin Conference, reports on new research results will be presented and discussed. These reports will be selected through reviews of proposals (the requirements can be found below). Furthermore, the Conference’s programme traditionally features expert discussions of the most pressing economic, social, internal and external issues, involving state officials and leading Russian and foreign experts, as well as honorary reports by distinguished academics from all over the world and various associated events. 


The Conference’s events will be held in Russian or English. Certain discussions will be bilingual and will feature simultaneous translation services.


With a view to involve participants from Russia’s various regions and all over the world, as well as bearing in mind that certain epidemiological restrictions  still may be in effect, the 24th Yasin Conference will be held in a hybrid format. Most sections and other events will be held face-to-face, but there is an option for some speakers and other participants to join streaming sessions online.


For the 24th Yasin Conference, as was in previous years, a call will be announced for proposals to support participation in the Conference of young academics from Russia’s regions. 


The sections of the 24th Yasin Conference will be focused on the following areas:


·        Arctic Studies; 

·        Public Administration, Local Self-government and NGOs; 

·        Demography and Job Markets; 

·        Instrumental Methods in Economic and Social Research; 

·        Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy; 

·        International Relations; 

·        Management; 

·        Methods in Economics Research; 

·        Global Economy; 

·        Science and Innovation; 

·        Education; 

·        Political Processes; 

·        Law in the Digital Age; 

·        Healthcare; 

·        Regional and Urban Development; 

·        Smart City; 

·        Social and Economic History; 

·        Social Policy; 

·        Sociocultural Processes; 

·        Sociology; 

·        Theoretical Economics; 

·        Financial Institutes, Markets and Payment Systems; 

·        Firms and Markets; 

·        Digital Economy. 


We kindly invite you to join the Conference as a listener.


To submit your application as a listener, please, register at the HSE University’s Conference system until March 31, 2023:http://conference.hse.ru


Conference fees. 

Listeners have to pay conference fee to attend the events of the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The amount of fee is RUB 2,000 (by March 1, 2023) or RUB 2,500 (after March 1, 2023).


The detailed information about the Conference is available at the official web-site: https://conf.hse.ru/


Registration to attend the Yasin Conference with presenting a paper has started 

Dear participants,


We are glad to announce that online registration as individual session speaker at the Yasin Conference has started.


Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of their research papers for presentation at the Conference sessions. Submissions will be accepted till November 14, 2022.


Detailed information is available here.


We invite you to participate as individual session speakers of XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development!


Best regards,
Programme Committee of the Yasin Conference, HSE University






HSE University is pleased to announce a call for proposals to take part in the 23rd International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Following the decision of the University’s Academic Council, starting from 2022, The conference will be called the Yasin Conference in honor of Evgeny Yasin, the Honorary Academic Supervisor of HSE University, who launched the Conference, which has become a major annual academic event in Russia in the social sciences (as we know it now).


The key events under the 23rd Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (23rd Yasin Conference) will take place in Moscow from April 4 until April 8, 2022.


At sections under the 23rd Yasin Conference, reports will be presented and discussed on the results of recent academic research, selected through reviews of proposals (the requirements for which can be found below). In addition, the Conference will include expert discussions on the most pressing issues of economic and social policy with the participation of leading Russian and global specialists and public officials, as well as honorary reports presented by academics from all over the world and various associated events. The Conference’s events will be held in Russian or English; certain discussions will be bilingual and supported by simultaneous translation.


We invite you to register as a listener of the XXIII YIAC. Detailed information is available at https://conf.hse.ru/2022/

Call for papers

 for a Special Issue of the Journal “Public Administration Issues”


 The journal “Public Administration Issues” (https://vgmu.hse.ru/en/, ranked in Scopus Q3 and in Web of Science Q3) is happy to put out a call for papers 
for the upcoming English-language Special Issue:

 Comparative Performance Management in Government: International Cases.


Guest Editor: Professor Tobin Im, Dean of Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University.

Co-editors: Professor Alexey Barabashev, President of Graduate School of Public Administration, Higher School of Economics (Moscow),
and Assistant Professor Jesse W. Campbell, Incheon National University, South Korea

Theme of Special Issue: 

       The promise of performance management in government has proved to be so compelling that today we are well into an "era of government by performance management" (Moynihan & Pandey 2004). Performance management seeks to improve the performance of public programs and agencies by developing and adopting clear and specific organizational goals, decomposing these goals into quantitatively reliable indicators, collecting performance information over time, and, ultimately, allocating organizational resources in order to meet performance targets. As an ongoing process, performance management may streamline operations, focus the efforts of employees, and, ultimately, increase the accountability of government. Governments around the world have endeavored to reap these benefits by adopting performance management practices.
       Like most managerial and administrative movements adopted by government, however, the performance management revolution was initiated primarily in the West, and, more specifically, by the governments of English speaking countries. As such, although the principles and assumptions underlying performance management reform seem contextually neutral, in practice there may be a number of operational, performance, and even cultural factors that affect how the practice is used and develops outside of its native context. For example, South Korea has adopted many of the key instruments in the performance management toolkit, however, there are lingering doubts about how far the system has affected real change (Im, 2016).  In contrast, bureaucrats in the Russian Federation have adopted a variety of coping strategies in order to address the reporting demands brought about by the implementation of a robust program of performance management reforms at many levels of government (Kalgin 2016). Given these and many more examples, to the extent that the contextually specific assumptions underlying performance management are not explicitly recognized and taken into account during the implementation of performance management reforms outside of the Western context, unintended outcomes may ultimately occur that undermine the potential of the reforms. Consequently, studying performance management and measurement in practice outside of the Western context may yield valuable theoretical and practical insight into a paradigm that is now largely taken for granted.
       In this special issue of Public Administration Issues, we seek to bring together articles examining the implementation of performance management and measurement regimes in diverse contexts. Specifically, we are looking for studies that help to shed light on the unique aspects of performance management regimes in contexts that differ considerably from the West. Both qualitative and quantitative studies are welcomed, however, provided that contextually relevant phenomena are the focus of the case study or incorporated into the empirical model. Specifically, we hope to address the following questions in the Special Issue: 
  • What field(s) of government function(s) are the most advanced in performance management reform and why?
  • What are examples of unintended consequences of performance reforms, and what general lessons can be drawn from these?
  • What are the difficulties and problems of implementing the performance management into the practice of governance?
  • What are the most advanced national and regional performance assessment projects?
  • Are these practices disseminated, and are there any obstacles for their successful dissemination?


Important Dates and Information: 

·      Abstract submission deadline (no more than 500 words): September 30, 2019. 
·      Deadline for submission of manuscripts on the basis of accepted abstracts: January 31, 2020. 
·      Proposed date of publication of the special issue: May 2020. 

 Guidelines for authors (requirements for manuscripts) are: https://vgmu.hse.ru/en/

Please, send your abstracts to the addressestobin@snu.ac.kr ; jessewcampbell@gmail.com
 and in cc to: abarabashev@hse.ru ;  vgmu@hse.ru

XXI April International Academic Conference

on Economic and Social Development


April 6-10 2020, Moscow



On April 6-10, 2020 in Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), with the support of the World Bank, will be hosting the XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference's Programme Committee will be chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin, HSE University's academic supervisor. 

The Conference features a diverse agenda concerning social and economic development in Russia. The Conference programme will include presentations by Russian and international academics, roundtables and plenary sessions with participation of members of the Government of the Russian Federation, government officials, business representatives, and leading Russian and foreign experts. 

The XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development once again invites participants from the international academic and expert community!

Information about previous conferences can be viewed here: https://conf.hse.ru/2019/ 



Papers presented at the Conference should contain the results of original research based on up-to-date research methodology. The Conference Programme will be developed based on accepted proposals.


WORKING LANGUAGES of the conference: Russian and English.


TIME LIMITS of the conference are the following ones: 

-   Presentation: 15-20 minutes; 
-   Roundtable discussions: 5-7 minutes. 

DEADLINES for proposals:
  • Submit the proposal through HSE University’s online system from September 9until November 15, 2019 (the link will become available later).
The application should include a detailed summary of the proposed presentation in Russian (for Russian-speaking participants) and English (for all participants) in either Word or RTF format. The summary should be between 1-3 pages, 1.5 spacing (up to 7,000 symbols) and should clearly state the problem, research approach used (particularly, if there is a model on which the analysis is based), and the main results. In addition, the abstract should indicate the novelty of the obtained results in comparison with previously published works. Proposals that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • A group of authors, each individually registered on the Conference system, may request permission from the Programme Committee to present their reports in one session. To do so, they must complete the form on the Conference website by November 15, 2019.
One author may present one individual paper and no more than 2 co-authored papers at the Conference. A session should contain no more than two papers submitted by the same organization. A standard session lasts 1.5 hours. Proposals for the formation of sessions will be considered by the Programme Committee when reviewing applications and developing the Conference Programme.
  • The Programme Committee's decision about the acceptance of the papers will be made by January 24, 2020, based on the reviews conducted by independent experts. The preliminary programme will be available on the Conference’s website.
  • Scholars whose papers are included in the programme must confirm their participation through their personal account in the HSE University's system by February 10, 2020 (otherwise, their paper will be excluded from the programme) and provide slides of their presentation in English by March 13, 2020 for publication on the Conference’s website.

Papers included in the programme after additional reviews by the editorial board will be considered for possible publication in leading Russian journals on Economics, Sociology, Management, Public administration, etc. These journals are either cited in the Scopus and WoS databases or included in the list of peer-reviewed journals of the Russian Higher Attestation Commission.
  • Online registration to attend the Conference (without presentation) will be open until March 20, 2019.





Information about the participation fees, payments deadlines and procedures will be available on the respective section of the Conference’s website.




The Conference Organizing Committee


(Contact:  interconf@hse.ru)

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