About the Department
The Department of Economics is very varied in it’s staff make up, it brings together experienced professors, of theoretical and applied economics and young teachers, educated in the best Russian and foreign universities who are introducing new technology into the learning process, interactive ways of working and innovational teaching approaches. The main criteria for selecting the teachers is their research work.
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 motto is attentive, personalised relations with each student regardless of her/his research level whether it is for second year course work or finals. As a result of this careful guidance, students from our Department win competitions, go to olympiads and conferences and many go on study abroad internships and together with their research advisors, publish their results in academic journals and carry on to post-graduate programmes at HSE and top ranking foreign 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 give them the knowledge, tools and skills which will provide them with a long and successful career.’