Research at NES

Academic research is one of the key activities of the New Economic School.  

NES ranks first among Russian universities by the number of publications in leading international journals of economics and finance, according to the Tilburg University Ranking, as well as by the number of citations per one scientific publication, according to QS Rankings.

More than 90% of NES' professors earned a PhD degree at the world's leading universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Berkeley (California) and Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and London Business School. Many of them have published their research in the top 5 most recognized international journals in Economics. 

NES professors take part in major international research conferences:

  • Annual sessions of American Economic Association (AEA) and American Finance Association (AFA) within the Annual International Conference of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA)
  • Congresses of the European Economic Association (EEA)
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) meetings
  • Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) meetings
  • Conferences of the Society for Financial Studies (SFS)
  • Meetings of the European Financial Association (EFA)
  • Conferences of the Western Financial Association (WFA)
  • Conferences of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS)
  • Conferences of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE)

NES professors are engaged in research both independently as well as within scientific labs and research centers, such as:


Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR)

Center for Economic and Financial Research conducts applied research to promote economic and social development of Russia. CEFIR does research for the Central Bank, the Accounts Chamber, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance etc.


The NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions (CSDSI) 

The NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions was set up under the academic leadership of the world-known economist Shlomo Weber. The Center, which has begun its activities on July 1, 2013, focuses on research of theoretical and empirical aspects of social interaction in a heterogeneous society (such as in Russia) with various types of cultural, ethnic, geographic, religious, genetic, economic, historical and regional diversity. A special attention is paid to regional challenges in Russia in order to facilitate balanced development, inclusive growth and prudent social policies across the country with its very heterogeneous terrain, climate, population, and labor market.


The Centre for Demographic Research at the New Economic School (CDR)

The Centre for Demographic Research at the New Economic School (CDR) was organized with support of “Dynasty” foundation and has begun its work since September 2011. CDR’s mission is to raise the quality of conducted in Russia population-based studies up to international level. This includes, first of all, upgrading of methodological instruments, which shall be integrated into the Russian demography via training of a new generation of Russian demographers and through high-quality research conducted by them. CDR’s work is primarily aimed at synthesis and obtaining of new scientific results. CDR main research topics are demographic changes in Russia and in Eastern Europe, biodemographic research, population health.



Article "Altruism in Governance: Insights from Randomized Training for Pakistan's Junior Ministers" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Development Economics. Authors: Sultan Mehmood, S. Naseer, D. Chen

Tue, 28 May 2024 sultan mehmood

Paper "Fraud Power Laws" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Accounting Research, 2024. Authors: Davide Cianciaruso, Edwige Cheynel, Frank S. Zhou

Fri, 19 April 2024 Davide Cianciaruso

Research Seminars

Fri 21 Jun
Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

13:45, 21 June — 15:00, 21 June | (online)

Fri 7 Jun
Rustamdjan Hakimov (University of Lausanne), seminar

13:45, 7 June — 15:15, 7 June | (online)

Wed 15 May
Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University), seminar

17:00, 15 May — 18:30, 15 May | (online)

Tue 23 Apr
Arkadev Ghosh (Duke University), seminar

17:00, 23 April — 18:30, 23 April | (online)

Fri 19 Apr
Ivan Balbuzanov, seminar

13:45, 19 April — 15:00, 19 April | (online)

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