RUSSIAN EXPERT PRESENTED THE ESSENCE OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY
Today, Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology, Faculty of Sociology | Department of Economic Sociology, Higher School of Economics-National Research University, chief editor of “Мир России” magazine, Svetlana Barsukova, conducted a lecture entitled “ What is economic sociology or why sociologists study the economy if there are economists?” in ASUE center for international programs. Head of Foreign Relations Division, Armenian State University of Economics, Vard Ghukasyan, collaborators, students of Bachelor and Master Degree attended the lecture.
First of all the Professor presented sociology, its objects of study, problems, goals, then highlighting the profession of sociologist, mentioned its features. Svetlana Barsukova, referring to economic sociology, explained the interconnection between economics and sociology, as well as the specialists activities dealing with economics and economic sociology.
The Professor mentioned that economic sociology studied human behavior in economic sphere, researched and analyzed it and developed a theory based on it, which could contribute to economic development. The task of economist-sociologist to identify the causes and reasons which motivate to display this or that behavior.
Svetlana Barsukova introduced the economic sociology as a branch of sociology, such as political, family sociology. The speaker answered the participants’ questions, and she also asked questions.
The students were interested in the lecture: the 3rd year student of the Department of Management, Karine Babayan, told Media and Public Relations Division that the lecture contributes to students’ comprehensive development; “Before attending the lecture I was just aware of the concept of economic sociology, and now I have significant knowledge on the profession”.
P.S. Svetlana Barsukova has conducted two lectures at ASUE : “What is the informal economy: prevents or helps the formal economy?” and “ What is economic sociology or why sociologists study the economy if there are economists?”.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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