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Ruben Enikolopov / Рубен Ениколопов

Advisor to the Rector for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Finance

PhD in Economics, Harvard University, 2008

Research interests / Исследовательские интересы

Political Economics, Economics of Mass Media, Development Economics

Teaching at NES / Преподавание в РЭШ

Inequality and Redistribution (MAE), Politics and Finance (MAE), Finance (Sberbank), Corporate Finance-1 (MiF), Applied Microeconometrics (MAE), Financial Econometrics-1 (MiF)



Homepage / Домашняя страница

Contacts / Контакты

Office #2.02, 100 Novaya Street
Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia, 143025
Phone: +7 (495) 956 95 08, ext. 204
E-mail: renikolopov (at)



"Politics, instability, and international investment flows" (2015) with Art DurnevMaria Petrova, and Veronica Santarosa  Journal of Corporate Finance, 30,299-324.

"Politicians, Bureaucrats and Targeted Redistribution" (2014), Journal of Public Economics, 120: 74-83.

"Cross-border media and nationalism: evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia," (2014)  with Sefano DellaVigna, Vera Mironova, Maria Petrova, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, 6(3): 103–132.

Online Appendix Data ane replication files for "Cross-border media and nationalism: evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia"

"Firm Value in Crisis: Effects of Firm-Level Transparency and Country-Level Institutions" (2014)  with Maria Petrova and Sergey Stepanov Journal of Banking and Finance, 46: 72-84.

"Empowering Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"  (2013) with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia, American Political Science Review, 107(3): 540-557. 
Online Appendix
Blog post on this paper in "Let's Talk Development" 

"Assessing health system performance: A model-based approach" (2013) with John Gerring, Strom Thacker, Julia?n Are?valo, and Matthew Maguire Social Science & Medicine, 93: 21-28.

"Corporate Governance in Russia" (2013) with Sergey Stepanov in Handbook of the Russian Economy, Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber (eds.), Oxford University Press.
Abridged version of the chapter

"Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections in December 2011: Evidence from a Field Experiment" (2013) with Vasily Korovkin, Maria PetrovaKonstantin Sonin, and Alexei Zakharov Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(2): 448-452.

Data and replication files for "Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections in December 2011"

"Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia" (2011) with Maria Petrova and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya American Economic Review, 111(7): 3253-85.
Data for "Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia"

"Decentralization and Political Institutions" (2007) with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya Journal of Public Economics, 91: 2261-2290.
Data for "Decentralization and Political Institutions"

"Federalism and Political Centralization" (2007) with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya in Political Institutions and Development: Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes, Natalia Dinello and Vladimir Popov (eds.), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Working Papers

"Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan,"  with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia Revise & Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Online Appendix"Radio and the rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany," with Maja AdenaMaria PetrovaVeronica Santarosa, and Katia Zhuravskaya

"Electoral Rules and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan," with Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, and Georgy Egorov

"Social Media and Corruption," with  Maria Petrova and Konstantin Sonin

"Do Elected Councils Improve Governance Outcomes? Experimental Evidence on Local Institutions in Afghanistan," with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia 

An article in Foreign Policy
Blog post on this paper in World Bank's  "Let's Talk Development"

"Direct Democracy and Resource Allocation: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan," with Andrew Beath and Fotini Christia

Online Appendix Blog post on this paper in  World Bank's  "Let's Talk Development"

"Are Bureaucrats Really Paid Like Bureaucrats?

Work in Progress

"Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia," with Maria PetrovaAleksey Makarin, and Leonid Polishchuk

"Social Networks, Peer Effects, and Protest Participation," with Maria PetrovaAleksey Makarin, and Leonid Polishchuk

"Media freedom and Online-Offline Dissimilarity Indices," with Maria Petrova and Gleb Romanyuk

"Corporate Governance, Taxability, and Politics", with Art Durnev and Maria Petrova


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