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Alexander Tarasov

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Alexander Tarasov has been at HSE University since 2015.

Education and Degrees

  • 2009

    Pennsylvania State University

  • 2003

    Master's in Economics
    New Economic School

  • 2002

    Degree in Applied Mathematics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics

  • 2002

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2017, 2016

Employment history

          Associate Professor of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, January 2017 – present   

          Assistant Professor of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, September 2015 – January 2017

          Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Munich, October 2009 – September 2015

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Microeconomics-1 (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Economic Sciences; field of study "38.03.01. Экономика", field of study "38.03.01. Экономика"; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

International Trade Course

Syllabus   Файл (PDF, 207 Кб)

The webpage for the course will be located on the Piazza platform. Please, send me an email to sign you up. 



2018-2020:      The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grant No. 18-18-00253: “Income inequality, taste heterogeneity, and spatial dispersion: the aggregate implications of individual differences”

2018-2020:      The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) grant No. 18-48-05007: “Information Acquisition, Diffusion and Disclosure in Markets”

2018-2020:      The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant No. 18-010-01002: “General equilibrium multisectoral models: intersectoral markup divergence, welfare, and gravity”

Editorial board membership

2018: Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.


2019:  The First International Workshop “Market Studies and Spatial Economics” (Moscow), CESifo Area Conference on Global Economy (Munich), International Conference “Industrial Organization and Spatial Economics” (Saint-Petersburg), European Trade Study Group (Bern)   

2018: EEA-ESEM Congress (Cologne), DEGIT XXIII (Moscow), European Trade Study Group (Warsaw)

2017: Conferences: 1st Catalan Economic Society Conference (Barcelona), 5th International Conference on Applied Research in Economics (Perm, Russia)  

2016: 17th April International Academic Conference on Economics and Social Development (Moscow), EEA-ESEM Congress (Geneva), 9th FIW Research Conference (Vienna)

2015: Annual Meeting of Society for Economic Dynamics (Warsaw), 36th NES Research Conference (Moscow), 8th FIW Research Conference (Vienna)

Working Papers

"Trade and the Spatial Distribution of Transport Infrastructure" (with Gabriel Felbermayr), 2019,  pdf (PDF, 484 Кб)

"A Theory of Monopolistic Competition with Horizontally Heterogenous Consumers" (with Sergey Kokovin, Shamil Sharapudinov, Philip Ushchev), 2020,  pdf (PDF, 484 Кб)

"Exporting Costs and Multi-product Shipments" (with David Gomtsyan), 2020, pdf (PDF, 484 Кб)


Timetable for today

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Paper of Alexander Tarasov in Economics Letters

Paper of Alexander Tarasov, Head of the Department of Theoretical Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D in Economics Letters "On equilibrium in monopolistic competition with endogenous labor"

Economics: Research Program is a Chance and I am Extremely Glad to Take Advantage of it

Nargiz Mammadova, first-year student of the Master's program Economics: Research Program on her way to the Economics: Research Program, her first semester experience, and her takeaways from the HSE University studies

How Undergraduate Students Will Study Economics

Alexander Tarasov, Head of the Department of Theoretical Economics, spoke about the new general courses in Economics

FES International Research Seminar

Starting from the 2016-2017 academic year Faculty of Economic Sciences has launched a new international seminar series. The series host many established scholars as well as young promising economists from various respectable universities worldwide.

'Normal Is Not Ridiculous': Most Interesting Reports Presented at the HSE's XVII April International Academic Conference

A total of 900 papers were presented at the HSE's XVII April Conference in Moscow. We consider the following selection to be must-reads.

HSE Researchers Receive Gaidar Award for Young Economists

HSE Professors Alexander Tarasov and Roman Zakharenko have received the Gaidar Award for Young Economists for their article on the connection between trade costs and defense spending. A special award also went to the paper ‘Bad News: An Experimental Study on the Informational Effects of Rewards,’ whose authors include HSE Associate Professor Anton Suvorov.