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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 >>>

On January 9, 2018 Maxim Bouev joined our team as a Vice-Rector for Strategic Development. Maxim Bouev has Ph.D. in Economics from University of Oxford. In 2012-2017 he was the Dean of Economics at the European University in St. Petersburg (EUSP) and professor of applied finance. More >>>

On December 18-19 2017 leading experts from around the world came to discuss the international and political economy, industrial development, finance and other issues. In two days world-known scientists from the best universities in the world presented 62 papers. More >>>

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NES in Media
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 >>>
13 January VOX: Careers and families of high-skilled women in the age of high inequality. Сolumn based on paper by Michael Bar, Moshe Hazan, Oksana Leukhina, David Weiss, and Hosny Zoabi >>>
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On February 17-18, NES will take part in two International Education Fairs in Kazakhstan. The first will be held in Astana (Radisson Astana Hotel, Sarka Ave., 4), the second in Almaty (Ritz-Carlton Almaty Hotel, Al-Farabi Ave., 77/7).
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
CANCELED February 19 / 1.45 pm, r. 114 Job Market Seminar: Weija Li (Berkeley) "Rotation, Performance Rewards, and Property Rights"
March 19 / 6:30pm, r. 114 NES Research SeminarMelanie Meng Xue (UCLA)
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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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