Shlomo Weber Appointed Acting Rector of the New Economic School with full rector's authority
The Vice-Rector of NES Shlomo Weber was appointed Acting Rector with full rector's authority. This decision was taken at the meeting of the NES Board of Directors on October 8, 2015.
Shlomo Weber has been connected to NES by long-term scientific cooperation: during the early years following the school’s foundation he carried out scientific supervision of students and young professors.
Shlomo Weber has extensive international professional experience. He served as an Academic Director of the International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia; as a Research Director, CORE, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; as a Head of Department of Economics and Director of Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies at the Southern Methodist University, USA.
Since 2013, Shlomo Weber has been heading The NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, founded with the AID of the Russian Government grant.
Professor Weber is the author of more than hundred papers, including publications in leading international journals for economics and political science. He is the co-author of monograph How Many Languages Do We Need? Economics of Linguistic Diversity (with V. Ginsburgh) and co-editor of Handbook on Russian Economy (with with M. Alexeev). Many of his articles have been published in the Russian press, he has contributed to a series of columns in RBC and Forbes, he is a member of the editorial boards of leading Russian scientific journals.
Shlomo Weber was awarded with the Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists in 2002.
Shlomo Weber is a graduate of Moscow Lyceum "Second School," he holds a master’s degree in Mathematics of Moscow State University, and a PhD in Mathematical Economics OF Hebrew University of Jerusalem.