Higher Education in Transition to a Market Economy: A Case Study

CERT Discussion Paper No. 97/17

21 Pages Posted: 8 May 1998

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Paul G. Hare

Heriot-Watt University; CASE, Warsaw

Mikhail Lugachyov

Moscow State University

Date Written: November 1997


This paper reports on the situation in Russian higher education since the start of transition, and presents a case study of the finance and budgetary arrangements at the University of Tomsk in some detail. It then illustrates some aspects of the situation in Tomsk with reference to four important issues facing Russia?s incompletely reformed economy. These are: (1) ownership, property rights and governance issues; (2) funding issues and the state budget; (3) the tax regime; and (4) non-functioning of the market economy. The paper concludes by highlighting areas in which further reform progress is urgently needed in order to enable universities to function more normally.

JEL Classification: I21, I28, P21

Suggested Citation

Hare, Paul and Lugachyov, Mikhail, Higher Education in Transition to a Market Economy: A Case Study (November 1997). CERT Discussion Paper No. 97/17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=87471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.87471

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Mikhail Lugachyov

Moscow State University

College of Economics Dept. of Informatics
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