This visit was financially supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and served the purpose of the intensification of the cooperation between the University of Bremen and the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) at the HSE. Maria Kristalova is working on a joint research project with Ksenia Gonchar from the Higher School of Economics Moscow and co-authored by Philipp Marek (Deutsche Bundesbank). The paper deals with the impact of institutional risks on exit decision of foreign direct investment firms in Russia.
Jutta Günther's team has been cooperating with the HSE for several years. In March 2015, both parties signed a contract facilitating scientific cooperation as well as student and researcher exchanges. Maria Kristalova also took a chance during her visit for a meeting with the head of the Student International Mobility Office, Sofia Sadykova, to discuss the ongoing and perspective student exchange.