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Professor Darya Dzyabura will join the New Economic School in September 2018. Darya received a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include machine learning, consumer preference modeling and elicitation, recommendation systems. More  >>>

NES and MSU students will represent Russia at the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Regional Final of the Challenge in Dublin next month. More >>>

On February 8 NES rector Shlomo Weber attended a ceremony of the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) and delivered a speech there. TSU’s 100th Anniversary is being held in 2018 under the auspices of UNESCO. >>>

Russia’s international standing, its perspectives and the World Cup were among the topics of discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Davos from 23 to 26 January. NES rector Shlomo Weber participated in the debates at Russia’s official residence - Russia House >>>

Due to regular rotation Professor of Economics Beth Allen (University of Minnesota) will step down from the International Advisory Board (IAB). Her place will take Professor of Economics Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics). More >>>

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13 March The New Arab: Women Liberation. Column by Hosny Zoabi (in Arabic) >>>
27 January BBC News: Reality Check: Has Russian alcohol consumption fallen 80%? Comments by Yevgeny Yakovlev >>>
22 January American Economic Association: Holding corrupt institutions accountable. Can social media be a check on power when mainstream news outlets cannot? An article based on paper by Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova, and Konstantin Sonin >>>
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March 23. Professor Paul Klemperer (University of Oxford) will be visiting NES. As part of this visit, he will present "The Bank of England’s new Auctions" at the Central Bank of Russia.
The 4th Workshop on Relational Contracts will be hosted by the Becker-Friedman Institute and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago on September 14 – 15, 2018. Marta Troya-Martinez co-organizes the workshop. The call for papers can be found here. Submissions are welcome until April 10.

Research seminars
March 19 / 1:45pm, r. 114 NES Research SeminarMelanie Meng Xue (UCLA)
March 23 / 1:45pm, r. 114 NES Research SeminarMargaret Meyer (Oxford University)
July 9–11, 2018, Moscow, Russia. An International Conference on the Economics of Football.  Among the invited speakers are: Shlomo Weber (New Economic School), Branko Milanovic (City University of New York), Konstantin Sonin (University of Chicago; Higher School of Economics), Wladimir Andreff (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Tim Pawlowski (University of Tübingen), Alex Krumer (University of St. Gallen), David Forrest (University of Liverpool) and others. Authors are invited to submit a 1-page abstracts or, preferably, the full paper by January 31, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to authors by February 28, 2018. Full text must be submitted by June 1, 2018. To apply for the conference, please send an email including your name, affiliation, position and your abstract or full paper to Dmitry Dagaev (ddagaev(at)
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Research papers
The paper by Anna Obizhaeva "Smooth Trading with Overconfidence and Market Power" joint with Albert S. Kyle and Yajun Wang has been published by Review of Economic Studies.
The article by Stanislav Anatolyev, Renat Khabibullin and Artem Prokhorov "Estimating Asymmetric Dynamic Distributions in High Dimensions", was published in the book "Asymmetric Dependence in Finance: Diversification, Correlation and Portfolio Management in Market Downturns" by Wiley.
The paper by Ruben Enikolopov, Maria Petrova and Konstantin Sonin "Social Media and Corruptionhas been published in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
The paper by Evgeny Yakovlev "Demand for Alcohol Consumption in Russia and Its Implication for Mortality" has been published in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
The paper by Stanislav Anatolyev and Grigory Kosenok "Sequential testing with uniformly distributed size" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Time Series Econometrics
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