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Ruben Enikolopov / Рубен Ениколопов

Nordea Assistant Professor of Finance

PhD in Economics, Harvard University, 2008

Research interests / Исследовательские интересы

Political Economics, Economics of Mass Media, Development Economics

Teaching at NES / Преподавание в РЭШ

Inequality and Redistribution (MAE), Politics and Finance (MAE), Finance (Sberbank), Corporate Finance-1 (MiF), Applied Microeconometrics (MAE), Financial Econometrics-1 (MiF)


Homepage / Домашняя страница

Contacts / Контакты

Office #1.03, 100 Novaya Street
Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia, 143025
Phone: +7 (495) 956 95 08, ext. 204
E-mail: renikolopov (at)


Articles in refereed journals 

Politicians, Bureaucrats and Targeted Redistribution”,  (forthcoming), Journal of Public Economics

Cross-border media and nationalism: Evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia”  (forthcoming), with Stefano DellaVigna, Vera Mironova, Maria Petrova and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

“Empowering Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan” (2013), with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia, American Political Science Review, 107(3): 540-557.

“Assessing health system performance: A model-based approach” (2013), with John Gerring, Strom

Thacker, Julián Arévalo, and Matthew Maguire, Social Science & Medicine, 93: 21-28. “Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections in December 2011: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (2013), with Vasily Korovkin, Maria Petrova, Konstantin Sonin, and Alexei Zakharov,

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(2): 448-452.

“Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia” (2011), with Maria Petrova and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, American Economic Review, 111(7): 3253-85.

“Decentralization and Political Institutions” (2007), with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Journal of Public Economics, 91: 2261-2290.

Book Chapters

 "Corporate Governance in Russia" with Sergey Stepanov, in Handbook of the Russian Economy, Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber (eds.), Oxford University Press. (2013)

“Federalism and Political Centralization” (with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya), in Political Institutions and Development: Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes, Natalia Dinello and Vladimir Popov (eds.), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK (2007).

Working Papers

“Winning Hearts and Minds through Development Aid: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan” (with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia), R&R Quarterly Journal of Economics

“Politicians, Bureaucrats and Targeted Redistribution,” R&R Journal of Public Economics

Politics, instability, and international investment Flows” (with Art Durnev, Maria Petrova, and Veronica Santarosa), R&R Journal of Corporate Finance

“Firm Value in Crisis: Effects of Firm-Level Transparency and Country-Level Institutions” (with Maria Petrova and Sergey Stepanov), R&R Journal of Banking and Finance

“Radio and the rise of the Nazis in pre-war Germany” (with Maja Adena, Maria Petrova, Veronica Santarosa, and Katia Zhuravskaya)

“Does Direct Democracy Limit Resource Capture? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan” (with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia)

“Social media and corruption” (with Maria Petrova and Konstantin Sonin)

“Electoral Rules and Quality of Politicians: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan” (with Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, and Georgy Egorov)

“DoElected Councils Improve Governance Outcomes? Experimental Evidence on Local Institutions in Afghanistan" (with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia)

“Are Bureaucrats Really Paid Like Bureaucrats?”



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