Core Research Team

All ICEF full-time faculty members engage in top-level academic research as part of their role, covering diverse areas within economics and finance.

Alexis Belianin
ICEF Research Programme Coordinator
PhD, University of Manchester
Assistant Professor

Research interests: behavioural economics, game theory, theory of choice under uncertainty, applied microeconomics, political economy, industrial organization


Aleksey Boulatov
PhD, University of California Berkeley

Research interests: informational economics, market microstructure, the long-term impact of microstructure effects on asset pricing

Emiliano Catonini
PhD, Bocconi University
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Economic Theory, Game Theory, Applied Microeconomic Theory


Roman ChuhayRoman Chuhay
PhD, University of Alicante
Assistant Professor

Research interests: microeconomics, social networks, industrial organizations, economics, financial economics




Vincent Fardeau
PhD, London School of Economics
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Financial markets with frictions, liquidity, delegated portfolio management




Markus Gebauer
PhD, Toulouse School of Economics
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Labour Economics, Applied Macroeconomics



Sergey  GelmanSergey Gelman
PhD, Universität Münster
Assistant Professor

Research interests: financial econometrics, market efficiency and transaction costs, identification of structural breaks and regime switching in financial time series; stock price dynamics around takeovers; pricing of derivatives in forefront of anticipated significant events; asset pricing, liquidity and consumption preferences


Luca Gelsomini
PhD, University of Warwick 
Assistant Professor

Research interests: financial regulation; financial accounting; economics of information

Dmitry Makarov
PhD, London Business School
Associate Professor

Research interests: Portfolio Choice, Asset Pricing, Money Management, Relative Concerns, Ambiguity Aversion

Kosmas Marinakis
PhD, North Carolina State University, USA
Assistant Professor
Research interests:  contract theory, incentives, experimental economics, theory of finance

Maxim Nikitin

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research interests: macroeconomics, monetary economics, economics of transition




Udara Peiris
PhD, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Assistant Professor

Research interests: international finance, monetary policy, financial stability, credit/default and financial frictions


Andrei Sirchenko

PhD, European University Institute
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Econometrics

Fabian Slonimczyk

PhD, University of Massachusetts
Assistant Professor

Research interests: labor economics, economic development, applied econometrics, macroeconomics

Vladimir SokolovVladimir Sokolov

PhD, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor

Research interests: international economics, financial economics, monetary economics



Carsten Sprenger

PhD, Universidad Pompeu Fabra
Assistant Professor

Research interests: corporate finance, financial economics, risk management, financial sector development, natural resources and economic development

Sergey Stepanov
PhD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Assistant Professor

Research interests: Corporate Finance, Economics of Information, Contract Theory, Microeconomics

Anna Yurko

PhD, University of Texas
Assistant Professor

Research interests: computational economics, macroeconomics, industrial organization (theory), political economy, family economics


Roman Zakharenko

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor

Research interests: development economics, international trade, computational methods in economics, economic history, regional economics