Academic freedom and the standards of behavior

Ya A. Kouzminov, M. Yudkevich

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The article analyzes the activity of university lecturer and researcher and the need for special mechanisms providing its efficiency. The authors consider academic freedom as a parameter of the university’s environment and discuss the convention regulating the relationship between lecturers and university management. The factors of the destruction of this convention are analyzed. The dynamic model of the lecturers’ behavior is proposed and two scenarios for the future development ("teaching ratchet" and "academic ratchet") as well as the factors of choice between them are discussed. The empirical data on the development and current state of the Russian educational system is also taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-93
Number of pages14
JournalVoprosy Ekonomiki
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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© 2007, Russian Presidental Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. All rights reserved.


  • Economics of education
  • Institutional economics
  • Institutional reforms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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