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International conference is a great opportunity to ‘test’ your acquired skills and aptitudes

Hanna Sakhno, senior student of the educational program “World Economy”.

From 22 to 24 November 2017 the small French town of Montpellier hosted the International Conference on Energy, Finance and Macroeconomy (ICEFM2017). More than 150 researchers from all over the world took part in the event. As a student of the Higher School of Economics, I had the honor to present my own research paper along with leading experts in the field of economic science.

The three-day conference was held at the Montpellier Business School. On the first day, the opening day, the invited professors presented the results of their comprehensive studies to the participants. Experts such as Lutz Kilian (University of Michigan), Jonathan Batten (Monash University) and Sebastian Vollmer (University of Gottingen, Harvard University) shared their vision of the further development of the world economy.

The conference was mainly focused on the problems of energy economics under conditions of renewable energy transition, but also focused on banking regulation, finance and macroeconomic analysis. Within the three days, the conference participants presented their works in three parallel sessions. Each presentation resulted in vibrant discussions and pertinent comments. I presented my paper titled "US Federal Reserve Communication Strategy and International Policy Spillovers to Developing Countries" in the Macroeconomics session.

In my opinion, scientific conferences are not only an opportunity to present the outcomes of one`s study to experts in the relevant field, but also to expand one`s knowledge in related areas, to explore new analytical approaches to economic research, and to forge useful ties. My paper received positive feedbacks from the participants and the expert committee of the conference, which inspired me to further develop my topic.

I am also grateful to the Scientific Committee of our faculty for kind support.