Levent Çelik recently joined the Higher School of Economics as Assistant Professor of Economics. Before arriving at the HSE, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at CERGE-EI in Prague from 2006 to 2014. Professor Çelik’s research interests include industrial organization (with a focus on information disclosure, advertising, product differentiation and consumer search), international trade, and political economy.
On September 11, the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2014 at the residence of the British Ambassador to Russia. Since ICEF was created 17 years ago and began carrying out joint programmes with the London School of Economics, the number of graduates has reached a thousand.
On September 11, staff of HSE’s Banking Institute and the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute planted trees at the park on Maly Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok, commemorating the five-year anniversary of the start of joint projectsbetween CFA Institute and the HSE, as well as the 10-year anniversary of the creation of CFA’s office in Russia, with which the HSE Banking Institute carries out educational programmes in financial analysis.
The HSE St Petersburg Laboratory for Internet Studies is hosting a conference on 18-19 September on Social Media and Social Movements. A key speaker at the conference is Robert Ackland, Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute, Australian National University. The HSE English Language News Service asked him about his work and his hopes for the conference.
Children attending Moscow schools who are born to migrants from CIS countries often encounter difficulties adapting to their new environment. In research published in the HSE's online journal Demoscope Weekly, Zhanna Zayonchkovskaya, Yulia Florinskaya, Dmitry Poletaev, and Ksenia Doronina argue that educational institutions must help them master the Russian language and to overcome issues arising during the teaching process.
Eight hours of socialising, music, lectures, master-classes, sports and intellectual games, 30 event spaces, 50,000 visitors - on it’s third HSE Day the Higher School of Economics turned Gorky Park into a university campus to introduce the city and new students to contemporary university life, study and recreation.
HSE Perm’s Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages Svetlana Strinyuk gave a lecture on the influence of Modernism on contemporary Irish literature at the annual conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).
In St. Petersburg, the third international conference ‘Industrial Organization and Spatial Economics’, organized by the HSE’s “International Laboratory for the Theory of Markets and Spatial Economics” has come to an end. The participants talked about how to study competition, the similarities and differences of regional economies, and whether it is possible to create a robot-economist.