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Best ICEF student researchers

ICEF always places great emphasis on research. ICEF students are engaged in research activities from the initial years of BSc study, and by the end of the programme the best students have publications in peer-reviewed Russian and international journals. Many start MSc and postgraduate programmes at leading universities. Some of the most impressive students and graduates are profiled below. They are authors of first-class diploma theses, and many have also been winner in the past few years of the HSE research competition.

 
Павел Таранин Pavel Taranin
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2016 
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2014 (2nd place)
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016 (3rd place) 

Topic: "Empirical Test of Threshold Utility Functions".
Supervisor: Alexis Belianin
Current place of study: University of Oxford, Said Business School, MSc in Financial Economics
E-mail: paveltaranin@yandex.ru
 
Maria Naumova
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2016
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016

Topic: "Environmental pollution in a mixed oligopoly".
Supervisor: Alla Fridman.
E-mail: mary_ya10@mail.ru
 
Vasilisa Baranova
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2016
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016

Topic: "On the political economy of cartel of nations".
Supervisor: Andrei Dementiev.
Current place of work: ACRA.
E-mail: vasilisa95@mail.ru
 
Vadim Kostomarov
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2016
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016 (3rd place) 

Topic: "Impact of Implied Moments of Returns' Distribution on the Dynamics of Returns".
Supervisor: Sergey Gelman.
Current place of workLamoda.
E-mail: vakostomarov@edu.hse.ru
 
Valeriia Dukova
ICEF MSc programme student
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016

Topic: "Determinants of the Mutual Funds Performance"
Supervisor: Alexandra Galanova.
Current place of study: Master’s programme "Financial Economics"
E-mail: 111vvd@mail.ru
 
Ekaterina Buyanovskaya
ICEF BSc programme student
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016

Topic: "An empirical study of relationship between CDS and Russian sovereign bond markets. The influence of macroeconomic conditions and liquidity".
Supervisor: Elena Kochegarova.
Текущее место учёбы: ICEF BSc Double Degree Programme.
E-mail: bt.katrin95@rambler.ru
 
Anna Klykova
ICEF MSc programme student
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2016

Topic: "Portfolio Risk Management of Construction Projects in Russian Company".
Supervisor: Vladimir Barkhatov.
Текущее место учёбы: Master’s programme "Financial Economics".
E-mail: a-kl94@mail.ru
Ekaterina Chegaeva   
ICEF BSc programme student  
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2015    

Topic: "Personality, framing effect and unadulterated preferences".
Supervisor: Alexis Belianin.
Current place of study: ICEF BSc Double Degree Programme.
E-mail: katec96@mail.ru
 
Александр Лукьянов Alexander Lukiyanov 
ICEF MSc programme student 
Best BSc diploma thesis 2015 

Topic: "Productive skills versus job search skills".
Supervisor: Roman Zakharenko
Current place of study: Master’s programme "Financial Economics"
E-mail: 79654450125@yandex.ru
 
Василий Богдан Vasiliy Bogdan 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2015 
Best MSc thesis 2015  

Topic: "Robust Methods of Portfolio Optimization - Comparative Performance on the Russian Market".
Supervisor: Carsten Sprenger
Current place of work: Sberbank CIB
E-mail: vasily.bogdan@gmail.com
 
Arturs Meskovskis 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2015
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2015  

Topic: "Long-run Equilibrium Patterns of Regional Residential Real Estate Markets in Russia".
Supervisor: Carsten Sprenger.
Current place of work: International Laboratory of Financial Economics.
E-mail: artursmeskovskis@gmail.com
 
Анастасия Соболева Анастасия Соболева
Выпускница магистратуры МИЭФ 2015 года

Тема работы: «Влияние прямых инвестиций на индустриальное развитие».
Научный руководитель: Степанов Сергей Сергеевич.
Текущее место работы: ARDIAN.
E-mail: stasia.soboleva@gmail.com
 
Мария Титова Maria Titova 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2015  
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2014 (3rd place)  
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2015 (3rd place)  

Best MSc thesis 2015

Topic: "Consumer Search".
Supervisor: Alexei Parakhonyak
Current place of study: UCSD, PhD program in Economics
E-mail: motitova@gmail.com or mtitova@ucsd.edu
 
Владимир Шмаров Vladimir Shmarov 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2015  
Best MSc thesis 2015

Topic: "Selling Players' Information in Auctions with Common Symmetric Valuation".
Supervisor: Alexei Parakhonyak
Current place of workBarclays Plc
E-mail: smarovvladimir@yandex.ru
 
Екатерина Казакова Ekaterina Kazakova 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2015  
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2015

Best BSc diploma thesis 2015  

Topic: "Transmission of foreign trade and financial shocks in a small open economy: a case of Iceland".
Supervisor: Vladimir Sokolov
Current place of study: Master’s programme "Economics: Research Programme"
E-mail: enkazakova92@gmail.com
 
Анна Майстер Anna Maister 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2015  
Best BSc diploma thesis 2015

Topic: "Changes in the moments of the return distribution prior to macroeconomic news announcements".
Supervisor: Sergey Gelman
Current place of study: Master’s programme "Strategic Corporate Finance"
E-mail: akmayster@gmail.com
 
Дарья Страшинская Daria Strashinskaya
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2015  
Best BSc diploma thesis 2015 

Topic: "An Examination of the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level".
Supervisor: Udara Peiris
Current place of study: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, MSc in Finance programme
E-mail: dadachin0.0@gmail.com
 
Иван Ларионов Ivan Larionov 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2014  
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2013 (2nd place)  

Topic: "Information flows in a Russian financial market: Hasbrouck measure application".
Supervisor: Alexei Boulatov
Current place of work: Morgan Stanley.
E-mail: larionov.ivan.w@gmail.com
 
Вазген Бадалян Vazgen Badalyan 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2014   
Best BSc diploma thesis 2014 

Topic: "Влияние корпоративных событий на волатильность акций".
Supervisor: Sergey Gelman
Current place of study: Oxford MSc Financial Economics
E-mail: vazgenbadalian@gmail.com
 
Леонид Миндюк Leonid Mindyuk 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2014   
Best BSc diploma thesis 2014 

Topic: "Volatility Transmission from Commodities to Russian stock market".
Supervisor: Grigory Kantorovich
Current place of workConsolidated Trading (Chicago)
E-mail: lmindyuk@alum.mit.edu
 
Елизавета Окорокова Elizaveta Okorokova 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2014   
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2013

Topic: "Risks and Cooperation: Experimental Study of Human Mating Strategies".
Supervisor: Alexis Belianin
Current place of studyUniversity of Chicago, PhD Computational Neuroscience program.
E-mail: ok.elizaveta@gmail.com
 
Павел Соколов Pavel Sokolov 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2014   
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2014
Best BSc diploma thesis 2014 

Topic: "Option-implied skewness, kurtosis and the cross-section of stock returns".
Supervisor: Sergey Gelman
Current place of studyEDHEC Business School, MSc in Finance programme
E-mail: pavelsokolov93@gmail.com
 
Виталий Титов Vitaliy Titov 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2014   
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2014 (3rd place)  
Prize-winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2012
Best BSc diploma thesis 2014

Topic: "Incentive schemes under O-ring production functions".
Supervisor: Kosmas Marinakis
Current place of study: University of California, Berkeley, Economics PhD program
E-mail: titovvm@inbox.ru
 
Владимир Павлов Vladimir Pavlov 
ICEF MSc programme graduate 2013   
Best MSc thesis 2013

Topic: "Advertising and Fixed Sample Search".
Supervisor: Alexei Parakhonyak
Current place of studyWharton School of Business PhD in Marketing program.
E-mail: googoogeejoob@gmail.com
 
Михаил Галашин Mikhail Galashin 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2013  
Best BSc diploma thesis 2013

Topic: "Оптимальные команды при эффекте окружения".
Supervisor: Sergey Popov
Current place of studyUCLA Anderson School of Management, PhD in Global Economics and Management
E-mail: mgalashin@gmail.com
 
Анфиса Лобойко Anfisa Loboyko 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2013    
Best BSc diploma thesis 2013

Topic: "Organizational choice in public sector".
Supervisor: Andrei Dementiev
Current place of workInvestment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse (London office)
E-mail: anfisa_loboyko@mail.ru
 
Арсений Мишин Arseniy Mischin 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2013   
Winner of “best students’ research papers” competition 2013 (1st place)  
Best BSc diploma thesis 2013

Topic: "Эконометрическое моделирование макроэкономических процессов в современной российской экономике".
Supervisor: Oleg Zamkov
Current place of study: PhD, Georgetown University (Washington)
E-mail: arseniiomishin@gmail.com
 
Никита Петров Nikita Petrov 
ICEF BSc programme graduate 2013   
Best BSc diploma thesis 2013

Topic: "Estimation of effectiveness of the Bank of Russia interest rate policy".
Supervisor: Vladimir Sokolov
Current place of work: Nordea Bank
E-mail: nikita.petrov@hotmail.com