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Alla Fridman

  • Tenured Professor (2013)
  • Alla Fridman has been at HSE University since 2001.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2013

    Doctor of Sciences* in Mathematical and Instrumental Methods in Economics
    Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Models of water resources mangement

  • 2009
    Associate Professor
  • 1995

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Mathematical and Instrumental Methods in Economics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Thesis Title: Model of mixed economy with queues and black markets

  • 1994

    Doctoral programme
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Economics

  • 1991

    Degree in Economics and Management
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Economics

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


  • 2017

    Семинар "Математическая экономика" в ЦЭМИ РАН. Presentation: Частичная приватизация в моделях смешанной олигополии

  • 2014
    XV Апрельская международная конференция по проблемам экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Стимулы к внедрению водосберегающих технологий


Work Experience

Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics, Resercher (1995-2001)
New Economic School, Teaching Assistant (1992-1994), Lecturer (1995-2001)
Economics Education and Research Consortium, Macroeconomics Research Advisor (2002-2006)

Timetable for today

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ICEF Celebrates the 2023 Graduation Ceremony

ICEF’s 2023 graduation ceremony was held in HSE Cultural Centre and celebrated the graduation of the 23rd class of bachelor’s and the 15th class of master’s students. The two classes were awarded their degrees and delivered graduation speeches before an audience of ICEF faculty, HSE leaders, staff, and families.

ICEF Graduates and Students Announced Winners of Student Research Paper Competition-2022

The HSE University has summed up the results of its Student Research Paper Competition-2022, held among students and graduates. For the representatives of ICEF, this contest was yet another proof of their excellent performance. Four won prizes as best finance and economics papers, three more received an honourable mention. This year’s competition among participants was greater than ever: since 2021 the authors of the winning papers receive a special scholarship from HSE for exceptional academic achievements.

Introduction to Teaching Workshop at ICEF

Traditionally organized by ICEF Center for Educational Technologies, Introduction to Teaching workshops are designed for teachers who are new to ICEF and are to be taken by all new teachers regardless of their previous experience as lecturers or seminar tutors.

ICEF Bachelor’s Degree Graduates Have Successfully Defended Their Theses

Of the 180 undergraduates who defended their theses in 2022, six obtained the maximum score of 10. Here’s what the top achievers think had led to successful thesis defense, how they prepared it, and what they are planning to do next.

‘Professionals Who Have Studied Outside Their Home Countries Should Shape New Narratives’

Studies in lockdown, the fun of Russian classes, and the hardships of learning microeconomics: the HSE News Service talked to three international students of economics who are getting their master’s degrees from HSE University this year.

‘I Try to Teach Students to Understand the Material, Not Just Memorise It’

Alla Fridman has been teaching at ICEF since 2001, working with the programme’s first graduating class. She witnessed the evolution of ICEF and played an active role in its development. In this interview, Ms. Fridman describes how Russian universities survived the economic reforms of the 1990s, why students either love or hate their teachers and how the university can help your personal life.

"I Encourage Students to Learn by Figuring Things Out, Not Rote Memorizing"

Alla Fridman has been teaching at ICEF since 2001, when ICEF had its first cohort of students. She is one of those professors who witnessed ICEF gaining its ground, contributing to its active development. In this interview, Alla tells how Russian universities survived the economic reforms of the ’90s, why some teachers are liked more than others, and how university study can benefit one’s private life.

'In the Future I Want to Open a Business School in Nigeria'

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.

'ICEF pushes the boundaries of understanding the scope of opportunities in front of you'

Ekaterina Chegayeva completed ICEF BSc Programme in 2017 to continue her studies at master’s level at Princeton. A Master in Finance, she's currently employed by USA's J.P. Morgan, where she is working on the details of retirement savings system as part of Asset Management team. In this interview Ekaterina shares how ICEF enlarges the horizons for its students, how to choose among the programmes allowing to work in the US without getting a work visa first, why American employers seek quantitative finance majors, and how J.P. Morgan makes retirees well-off and happy.

From My Point of View, That Was the Best Outcome

Artem Neklyudov, ICEF BSc Graduate 2007, last year completed his PhD in finance at Carnegie Mellon university. In this interview he talks about what influenced his decision to become an academic, how to find work after graduating, and why research involves teamwork.