The First International Moscow Finance Conference
On November 18-19, 2011 the Higher School of Economics (HSE) hosted the First International Moscow Finance Conference, organized by the International Laboratory in Financial Economics (LFE) and ICEF.
The Conference consisted of six sessions, and the participants were experts in financial economics from the HSE, NES and foreign universities: LSE (Mikhail Chernov), University of North Carolina (Diego Garcia), Oxford University (Dimitrios Tsomokos), University of Belgrade (Branko Urosevic) and others.
As part of the conference, public lectures were given by two of the world's leading economists, professor Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam) on 'Banking at the Crossroads: How to deal with Marketability and Complexity?' and professor Juliy Sannikov (Princeton University) on 'Macroeconomics with Financial Frictions: Endogenous Risk, Instability and Nonlinearities'.
The sessions were attended by researchers, teachers and students from Russian and foreign universities, representatives of banks and the State Duma of the Russian Federation, all of whom were united by an interest in financial economics.
On November 18th, the participants of the conference were invited to attend a reception to celebrate the opening of the First International Moscow Finance Conference, where they had the opportunity to meet in a less formal atmosphere, exchange opinions and ideas and discuss future prospects for of the Conference.
The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA Institute) has recognised the HSE online Master of Finance as part of its University Affiliation Program. The status was assigned this year based on the long-standing cooperation between the CFA Institute and the HSE Banking Institute and the confidence international experts have in the quality of education at HSE.
The HSE Banking Institute is launching a new Master of Finance programme on Coursera. The online programme is English-taught and based on the CFA certification requirements. Professor Vasily Solodkov, the director of the Banking Institute and the academic supervisor of the programme is discussing the programme features.
Graduate of HSE University and University of Luxemburg Tobi Oladiran from Nigeria reflects on his experience and takeaways from the Master’s programme in Strategic Corporate Finance and the double track it offers.
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Why do international students choose HSE University, and what is it like to move to another country? Arslan Shakhnazarov, second-year undergraduate student at ICEF, shared his story and talked about how he, just an ordinary guy from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, chose a university on his own, passed the entrance test to HSE accidentally, found himself in the top 10 of the student ranking, started working at Tinkoff, and still hasn’t stopped dreaming big.
Alexandre Dumas reveals some causes of economic crises, Ernest Hemingway explores financial decision-making, and Fyodor Dostoevsky offers his reader a glimpse into the minds of stock market players. IQ.HSE continues to read fiction from an economists' perspective: HSE Assistant Professor Henry Penikas takes a fresh look at some literary classics.
Researchers from HSE University and London Business School have carried out research into the dynamics of the prices for Russian companies’ stocks and depositary receipts. The research indicates that, thanks to their price differences, there are opportunities for profitable trading with zero or, at least, minimum risk.
The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world's largest professional associations in the field of business and management, has awarded the Master’s Programme ‘Finance’ at the HSE in St. Petersburg an accreditation for a period of three years. This is the first Master’s programme in Russia to be accredited by the EFMD.
Economists of the School of Finance of the Higher School of Economics Victoria Dobrynskaya and Yulia Kishilova analysed secondary market prices of the world-famous toy construction sets released from 1987-2014.
According to international studies, values can impact corporate performance and the bottom line either directly or indirectly. In the paper 'Corporate Values and Profits of Commercial Banks: Correlation with Profits', Elena Prosvirkina and Nikolai Prosvirkin have examined the corporate values commonly declared by Russian banks and found that the widely held values of customer focus and efficiency can bring competitive advantage, but do not impact financial performance directly.