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International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy

Too many and too few: The paradoxical case of physicians in the Russian Federation

Sheiman I., Gerry C.

International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2017.

Book chapter
Heroin Markets

Meylakhs P.

In bk.: Dual Markets - Comparative Approaches for Regulation. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Working paper
Entrepreneurial Activity and Institutions. The Impact of Rule of Law and Control of Corruption

Shagbazian G., Aistov A.

SSRN Working Paper Series. SSRN Working Paper Series. Social Science Research Network, 2017

Press News


3 April 2017

How AIDS Denialism Spreads In Russia Through Online Social Networks

Many don’t seek treatment until their health deteriorates.

The Huffington Post

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Open Call for CHEMP Director

The HSE St. Petersburg International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) is seeking to appoint a Russia-based Director. 


Conference of Spb Social Policy Committee 23-24 November 2017

We are glad to inform you that we had two reports from  CHEMP on 23d of November at the Conference of Spb Social Policy Committee.

Open lecture of professor Paul Kind: "New wine in old bottles : Valuing EQ-5D health states using innovative methods "

In this lecture, Professor Kind examined the orthodox economist's approach to valuing EQ-5D. Having questioned that he then shows that (paradoxically)  methods for valuation, based on a pseudo-EQ-5D collection in RLMS-HSE 2005 can work and has now been replicated using UK data. This discussion raises a clutch of important issues  which merit further exploration, thinking and discussion in the Russian, and wider health economics, context.

Georgiy Poltavchenko visited the Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg

On September 27 governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko has paid his first visit to the Higher School of Economics. The meeting took place at the School of Economics and Management – the biggest campus of HSE Saint Petersburg, accommodating five research laboratories of the university.

Work In Progress Seminar Series

Anastasia Meylakhs will present the paper "Sexual partnerships of Russian drug users: reduction and increase in HIV-infection transmission risks within relationships' dynamics"
Seminar presentation will be based on a pilot study results of «Staying Safe in St. Petersburg: how long-term IDUs avoid HIV infection». We will describe how some aspects of being in a stable relationships may facilitate or block a viral transmission within a couple. Mainstream public health studies predominately show injecting drugs couples as a route of viruses transmission; contrary to that vision we recognise a protective effects of PWID couples as a factor for their health and well-being in the long run.

Read Professor Christopher Davis's Oxford University blog on the challenges and opportunities of growing old in Russia