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Real estate expropriation in Russia. Statutory regulation and enforcement

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation reviews the contemporary major issues involving expropriation (eminent domain/compulsory purchase) in an international context. Expropriation is a right reserved to all governments, and, thus, it has an impact on all societies. This book, the first of its kind, considers the essential issues from the point of view of both... подробнее

Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President and an economics columnist for the Izvestia newspaper, writes about the prospects for increased housing construction in Russia in 2024

In 2017, 80 million square meters of new housing were built in Russia. Yet the sufficiently high figure was the result of what had been achieved in previous years. The Presidential Decree of May 7, 2018, establishes the provision of housing as the national goal. This strategic objective entails the attainment of certain quantitative indicators. A key measure – an increase in construction of... подробнее

Alexander Puzanov, Director General (IUE), talks to the Russian International Affairs Council: “A large city needs to have more of a voice of local communities”

The debate about the quality of urban environment remains high on the agenda in Russia and other countries. The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) interviewed Alexander Puzanov about the challenges faced by a city today, and about which of them can be solved with the help of urban sciences. Alexander, could you please tell us about the prospects of urbanization in Russia and abroad,... подробнее

Economies of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. Issue #2: The club of capital cities

This review continues the series of publications on basic indicators of economic development of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. The indicators have been united under a general name “Economies of Russia’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas”. The project is being funded through the IUE Endowment. The issue focuses on a comparative analysis of capital cities, or administrative centers of the... подробнее

Approaches to Assessing the Development of Urban Agglomerations

A publication “Approaches to Assessing the Development of Urban Agglomerations”, which had been funded through IUE Endowment, summarized the accomplishments of the project “Improving the Quality of Planning and Managing the Projects of Urban Agglomerations Development” carried out in 2017. The authors are A. Puzanov, IUE Director General, and R. Popov, Deputy Director of Municipal Economic... подробнее

Economies of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. Issue #1: IUE Metropolitan ranking: Do metropolitan assets work towards the development of cities?

The Institute for Urban Economics launches a publication series entitled ‘Economies of Russia’s Cities and Metropolitan Areas’ on basic indicators of economic development of Russia’s cities and metropolitan areas. The project is being funded through the IUE Endowment. This first issue focuses on a comparative analysis of 20 largest metropolitan areas (urban agglomerations or metro areas), by... подробнее

Assessment of gross urban product in Russian cities and its contribution to Russian GDP in 2000–2015

The article presents a new methodology for estimating gross urban product (the gross domestic product by city or metropolitan level) in Russia under extremely low statistical data availability about economy performance at the local level. These estimates provide new analytical instruments for assessing disparities in economic development between more than 1,000 Russian cities and other areas, and... подробнее

Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries

This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries – a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. The publication was prepared by a group of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.  The editors are József... подробнее

Assessment of Territorial Accessibility of Local Self-Government: Economic and Geographic Research

The article has been prepared following the results of the Territorial Accessibility of Local Self-Government in the Russian Federation research carried out by the Urban Economics Fund. Th e research attempts to assess the share of the Russian population living in settlements with limited territorial accessibility of local self-government. Th e authors give concrete examples to show that a... подробнее

Ensuring you are hiring qualified research staff: Guarding against CV padding

There are indications of CV padding being a significant problem, including for positions requiring graduate degrees. Although statistically reliable evidence is absent, a few examples of documented misrepresentation suggest its breadth. A survey conducted by, a position-candidate matching firm, found almost 60 percent of nearly 2,200 hiring managers had caught a job... подробнее



An architect should come at a time when a society has already formulated an order for what it has matured, whereas drawing a scheme and saying ‘live here’ is yet another utopia. "RIAC"

Alexander Puzanov