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On October 6, NES Professor Irina Denisova got the ARETT (Association of Russian Economic Think Tanks) Medal “In Recognition of Research in Economic Analysis.” Congratulations to professor Denisova! >>>

And so the 2017–2018 Academic Year began! On September 1, 2017, Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NES, visited the School. He greeted our freshmen on the beginning of the academic year and wished them excellent grades and interesting studies. Professor Shlomo Weber, NES Rector, also addressed the students, and Zarema Kasabieva, Vice-Rector for Educational and Students Affairs, spoke about NES, its history and achievements. NES congratulates all students and professors! >>>

On August 28–September 1, NES CSDSI and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) jointly organized the NES-HCEO Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI Moscow) which took place at NES. 34 participants from 25 universities and 13 countries studied the current research on inequality and program evaluation and presented their own research. >>>

On August 7Ashley Squires’s book, Healing the Nation: Literature, Progress, and Christian Science, was released by Indiana University Press. The book describes the surprising presence of Christian Science—a Protestant religious denomination, founded in the middle of the 19th century—in American literature at the turn of the 20th century. Squires is an assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Languages and Director of the Writing and Communication Center at NES. Congratulations to the author! >>>

August 1BankEx, a fin-tech startup offering blockchain-based financial products and fund-raising solutions, has raised the equivalent of 1.5 million USD in token private placement. BankEx was founded in 2016 as an independent fin-tech laboratory by Igor Khmel, a former head of the fin-tech laboratory at Sberbank, graduate of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, New Economic School (MAE’2006), and Stanford Business School. During a pre-sale via the Waves and Ethereum platforms, 6m PBKX tokens were sold. At the ICO start, all current PBKX tokens held by buyers will be converted into public BKX tokens at an exchange rate of 1:1. >>>

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20 September WNYC: What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series). The second episode with Shlomo Weber on Freakonomics Radio >>>
13 September WNYC: Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series). The first episode with Shlomo Weber on Freakonomics Radio >>>
14 August Oil & Gas Financial Journal: Has OPEC Become Predictable? Article by Alexander Malanichev, visiting professor at NES >>>
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New Economic School is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! We invite you to take part in key event of the celebration: an academic conference in economics and finance which will take place December 18-19, 2017 in Moscow, in the Metropol Hotel. Notifications of paper acceptance: October 1. Registration ends: October 15. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 25conference@nes.ru. Find out more on the conference website >>>

Research seminars
October 20 / 2.15 pm, r. 114 NES Research Seminar: Julian Hinz, Kiel Institute for the World Economy "Friendly Fire: The Trade Impact of the Russia Sanctions and Counter-Sanctions"
On October 30 - November 2, 2017, NES CSDSI organizes the 3rd workshop "Imperfect Markets: Collusion, Networks, and Crowdfunding" at NES in Skolkovo. More information (in Russian) >>>  Registration form
>>>  Personal information collection and usage agreement >>> Deadline is October 20. The workshop funded by the RSF project No. 15-18-30081 (Sergei Izmalkov as principal investigator).
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Research papers
The paper by Denis Davydov, Alexander Shapoval, and Shlomo Weber "Linguistic equilibrium with local and world languages: challenges of globalization" has been accepted for publication in The World Economy
 
The paper by Stanislav Anatolyev and Nikolay Gospodinov "Multivariate Return Decomposition: Theory and Implications" has been accepted by Econometric Reviews
The paper by Mikhail Drugov and Dmitry Ryvkin "Biased Contests for Symmetric Players" is published in May issue of Games and Economic Behavior in the John Nash Memorial Special Issue
The paper by Gunes Gokmen "Clash of civilizations and the impact of cultural differences on trade" is published in July issue of Journal of Development Economics.
The paper by Stanislav Anatolyev "Foreign Exchange Predictability and Carry Trade: A Decomposition Approach",  joint with  Nikolay Gospodinov, Ibrahim Jamali and Xiaochun Liu, has been accepted by Journal of Empirical Finance.
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