INFORMAL ECONOMY: ANALYSIS OF RUSSIAN SCIENTIST
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 the informal economy: prevents or helps the formal economy?” in ASUE Conference Hall. The Vice-rector of Science and International Relations, Gagik Vardanyan, acting Head of the Chair of International Economic Relations, Grigor Nazaryan, collaborators of ASUE Foreign Relations Division attended the meeting.
Vice-rector Gagik Vardanyan introduced the guest. Speaking about Higher School of Economics-National Research University the Vice-rector mentions that this University is N1 in Russia in terms of innovations.
Referring to the speaker and the topic, Gagik Vardanyan said that the Russian famous scientist would raise important and interesting issues, which interested not only specialists, but also the whole society, and the audience could ask the speaker questions.
Svetlana Barsukova mentions that her basic education is economics and she’s a sociologist and she has studied today’s topic: problems of informal economy, in terms of economic sociology.
The speaker noted that household and everyday experience closed all of us to the topic, then revealing the nature of the informal economy as formal regulators, that’s forming activity beyond the border of laws and norms, referred to its types, analyzed theoretical thesis, which had been formed round the studies of this phenomena by theorist. She raised the risk of informal economy, as well as its role in formal economy.
Summarizing the meeting the Vice-rector thanked Svetlana Barsukova for an useful and interesting lecture.
Note, tomorrow, on October 9, at 14:00, in ASUE center for international programs Svetlana Barsukova will conducted a lecture entitled “What is economic sociology or why sociologists study the economy if there are economists?”.
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