About the Department
The Department of Economics boasts a diverse staff. It brings together experienced professors in theoretical and applied economics as well as young teachers, educated at the best Russian and international universities who use new technology in the learning process and develop innovative teaching approaches.
Winner of the L. V. Kantorovich Prize, Professor Elena B. Yanovskaya, Professors Andrei Zaostrovets, Sergei Kadochnikov, Boris Korneichuk, Vladimir Matveenko, Alexander Skorobogatov, Doctors of Science A. A. Muravyov (European University in Florence) and A. V. Shepotilo (University of Maryland) all work in the Department.
The main criteria for selecting staff is their research work. Teachers at the Department are constantly publishing in peer-reviewed international journals listed in the Scopus and Web of Science databases and in leading Russian journals.
The Department focuses on devising courses in econometrics and other methods of working with data - we aim to give each student the knowledge, contemporary tools and practical skills to put her/him in a firm and advantageous position on the job market. The Department’s aim is to foster attentive relationships with every student, regardless of her/his research level or whether it is for second year course work or finals. As a result of this careful guidance, students from our Department win competitions, attend olympiads and conferences and many participate in study abroad programmes. Together with their research supervisors, students publish their results in academic journals and carry on to post-graduate programmes at HSE and top ranking international universities.
‘Leningrad/St Petersburg’s research schools in mathematical economics, socio-economic statistics and data analysis, in economic dynamics and game theory have a reputation in Russia and around the world. Our department, following in the tradition of our predecessors and developing connections with the global community of economists, is at the cutting-edge of international research in economics. At the same time, we strive to give enough attention to each of our students to provide them with the knowledge, tools and skills which will help them establish a long and successful career.’