Today, universities play an increasingly important role in determining a regions capacity for innovation and its ability to transform new ideas into economic activity and commercialize them. Not only do they educate the local workforce creating human capital, and produce intellectual property, but they also contribute indirectly through their basic research activities. While not of immediate commercial value, these foundational research activities help create and advance industries in unpredictable ways.
Understanding whether innovative industries in the high-tech sector benefit from R&D activity at regional academic institutions would be useful when assessing the tools available for technology-based economic development strategies. This empirical analysis of the relationship between research activity and high-tech employment aims to inform policymakers interested in the long-term capability of regions to sustain an economic base in knowledge-based industries.
To understand the connection between university research and regional economies, Milken Institute experts focus on research spending at universities and its relationship to employment in the regions high-tech sector.
The key findings of the analysis are:
The CSR publishes the report titled Migration Policy: Diagnostics, Challenges, Proposals prepared by the Human Assets function. The report is aimed to depict a current migration situation in Russia, give an assessment of what is happening, and provide main guidelines for future development of the migration policy. Authors offer, apart from their assessment of the situation, methods to solve issues with regard to economic and political status of the State and limitations to social management.
The report titled Proposals for Russias Migration Strategy through 2035 has been prepared by the order from the Centre for Strategic Research. The period that followed the disintegration of the Soviet Union proved to be challenging
for Russia from the perspective of politics, socioeconomics, demographics and migration. The unfavourable demographic trends and the declining and ageing of the population
were partially offset by an influx of temporary and permanent migrants from
other post-Soviet states. But numerous errors in the migration policy led to a decrease in Russias migration attractiveness, turning migration into a source of social tension and an instrument of political infighting.
The RSPP report addresses urgent matters of the business climate in Russia and is based on major surveys of the RSPP members.