2017-07-18 Ruben Enikolopov will become rector of the New Economic School on September 1, 2018

Ruben Enikolopov Will Become Rector of the New Economic School on September 1, 2018

Professor Shlomo Weber will serve in the position of NES rector until September 1, 2018

NES professor Ruben S. Enikolopov will be appointed rector of the New Economic School on September 1, 2018. This comes as a decision by the School’s Board of Directors, which met for the 59th time on July 12, 2017. In addition, professor Enikolopov will join NES Board of Directors effective immediately.

Meanwhile, professor Shlomo Weber will remain in the position of NES rector until September 1, 2018. NES board has decided further that on September 1, 2018, professor Weber will assume the post of the President of the NES. At the same time, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Makarov, currently the President of NES, will become the President Emeritus of NES from September 1, 2018.

On behalf of the whole NES community, we congratulate professor Ruben Enikolopov, as well as professor Shlomo Weber and academician Valery Makarov on their appointments!

Ruben Enikolopov, NES graduate of 2002 (MAE’2002), also holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University and MSc in Physics from Moscow State University. He is an ICREA research professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and the Peter Aven associate professor of finance at NES. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2012-2013. His research interests include political economy, economics of mass media, and development economics. He has published in American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, American Political Science Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.

Said Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Board of Directors at NES: “We are very pleased to welcome Ruben Enikolopov, a graduate of NES, and are confident that his solid academic experience will ensure continuity of the School’s strategy for development and the steady expansion of educational programs. The decision, based on the recommendations of the search committee presented to us, underscores our commitment to strengthening the role of graduates in the School management and strengthening the management team.”

Mr. Dvorkovich sincerely thanked professor Weber for his energy and organizational skills, which he used to guide the School at through sometimes difficult times for it, and expressed gratitude for agreeing to become president of NES for continuing work for the benefit of the School. Mr. Dvorkovich also sincerely thanked academician Makarov, who was at the core of NES formation, for his colossal work on the creation of the School and its transformation into the leading economic university of the Russian Federation, and wished Valery Leonidovich further success in his selfless and fruitful work in the field of science, public education, and enlightenment.

New Economic School (NES) is a unique higher education and research institute established in 1992.
The mission of the New Economic School – modern economic education and research for the Russian society, business, and government.
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