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Sergey Yakovlev

Director of the International College of Economics and Finance

Dear friends,

In 2017 ICEF celebrated its 20th anniversary! Twenty years ago, ICEF started off as a double-degree undergraduate programme and now it has transformed into a full-scale research and education centre, offering an international undergraduate programme and a Master’s programme in Financial Economics (with the participation of LSE). ICEF’s academic staff are engaged in research projects at the forefront of contemporary economics and publish their research findings in leading international scientific journals.

We consider July 2, 1997 to be the ‘birthday’ of ICEF, as it was on this day that HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and LSE Director Anthony Giddens signed a partnership agreement, which foresaw the establishment of a ‘world class college in economics and finance’ at HSE.

ICEF is still young and looking towards the future. I hope that all of us attain new goals and achievements, make bold decisions, and come up with new ideas. Moreover, I hope that our most ambitious plans come true.

The programme below includes information on all events dedicated to ICEF’s 20th anniversary.


How it all started




7 September

16.40 · Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus, room 3211

ICEF Research Seminar by Francisco Gomes (LBS)

14 September

13.30 · Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus, room K-9

Welcome event to ICEF 2nd year students starting the University of London (UoL) programme with the participation of Professor Sir Adrian Smith UoL Vice-Chancellor, and Dr. Mary Stiasny, UoL Pro Vice-Chancellor

15.00 · Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus, room K-9

Honorary lecture by UoL Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith on "The changing global landscape of Higher education"

15 September

11.00 · Sofiyskaya naberezhnaya, 14, The UK Ambassador’s Residence

The seventeenth ceremony of awarding diplomas to graduates of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of ICEF HSE

19.00 ·  ul Prechistenka 12/2, Pushkin Literary Museum

ICEF 20th Anniversary reception

Photo album


21 October

14.30 · ul Novy Arbat 21, Hyundai Motorstudio

ICEF Alumni Unconference

27-29 October

10.00 · Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus

Sixth International Moscow Finance and Economics Conference

Among our invited speakers were such major scholars as Amir Yaron (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), Dmitry Livdan (Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley), Jos van Bommel (Luxemburg University), Sergey Tsyplakov (University of South Carolina), Ramin Baghai (Stockholm School of Economics), Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS and EIEF), Norman Schurhoff (HEC, Lausanne), Alexis Toda (University of California, San Diego).


10 November

Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus

Honorary lecture by a nobel prize laureate, Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics Sir Christopher Pissarides

30 November

Shakti Terrace

ICEF Birthday


8 December

London, LSE

ICEF alumni reunion

28 December

Shabolovka 26, ICEF campus

ICEF alumni reunion

ICEF Anniversary album

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