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Svetlana Grigorieva

  • Svetlana Grigorieva has been at HSE University since 2003.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2006

    Doctoral programme
    HSE University

  • 2002

    HSE University

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2012-2013)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)


  • 2021

    European Academy of Management (EURAM) (Монреаль). Presentation: Impact of CEO Overconfidence on M&A Performance in the US: A Content Analysis

  • 2020
    XXI Международная апрельская конференция (Москва). Presentation: Влияние защиты прав интеллектуальной собственности на активность международных сделок слияний и поглощений
  • IV Российский экономический конгресс (РЭК-2020) (Москва). Presentation: The Impact of CEO Overconfidence on M&A Deals Performance: Evidence from US

  • 2019

    XX Апрельская международная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: The Effect of Acquirer’s Life Cycle Stage on the Performance of M&As: Evidence from Mega and Non Mega deals in US

  • 2016
    XVII апрельская международная научная конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Takeover premium Determinants in Developed and Emerging Capital Markets
  • XVII апрельская международная научная конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Takeover premium Determinants in Developed and Emerging Capital Markets
  • Международная научная конференция «Развивающиеся рынки: перспективы развития бизнеса и государства» (Санкт-Петебург). Presentation: Determinants of acquisition premium in Russia
  • 2015
    XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Puzzle of corporate diversification efficiency in emerging markets
  • 2014
    Spring Meeting of Young Economists (Вена). Presentation: Puzzle of corporate diversification efficiency in BRIC countries
  • 13th EACES Biennial Conference (Будапешт). Presentation: Impact of M&As in financial sector on bidder's returns in BRICS countries


Employment history

2003 – till now      National Research University «Higher School of Economics», Moscow

2012 – till now       Associate Professor, School of Finance

2006 – till now       Researcher of Corporate Finance Center (Coordinator of M&A Project)

2009 – 2014       Executive Secretary of Russian Leading Peer-Reviewed Electronic Journal of Corporate Finance Research

2011 – 2012           Senior Lecturer, Corporate Finance Department

2003 – 2011           Lecturer, Corporate Finance Department

2002 – 2003           Russian Pharmaceutical Company, Chief Accountant

2000 – 2002           Russian Pharmaceutical Company, Accountant

Professional Interests

  • Business valuation
  • Company value management
  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions in emerging capital markets
  • Corporate governance
  • Real estate valuation

Conference Presentations

  • 'The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Company Performance: Evidence from Emerging Capital Markets of Europe', presented at the 19th International Conference on Business Strategies and Marketing in Central and Eastern Europe in Vienna, Austria, December 2011
  • 'Shareholder Value Creation in Russian M&As', presented at the International Conference of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society in Zagreb, Croatia, October 2011
  • 'The Performance of Mergers and Acquisitions in Emerging Markets', presented at the 13th Annual International Conference of the Global Business & Technology Association in Turkey, Istanbul, July 2011
  • 'M&A Strategies and Shareholder Wealth in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Russia', presented at the 18th International Conference on Business and Marketing Strategies for Central and Eastern Europe in Vienna, Austria, December 2010

Research, Grants

'Empirical Studies of Corporate Financial Solutions in Russia and Other Emerging Capital Markets', a research project of the HSE Centre for Basic Research, 2009

Coordinator of research projects on M&A performance in emerging capital markets, with the Laboratory of Corporate Finance


Timetable for today

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‘When I Got Out of the Airport and Felt the Cold, I Was Like, “Oh, Welcome to Moscow”’

Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa, 28, is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 2023, he won first place in the Finance category of the Student Research Paper Competition (SRPS) for his paper ‘Impact of the Target Firm's ESG Rating on the Bid Premium Paid in M&A Transactions.’ Although he returned to Nigeria in July 2023, Ndubuisi still has plenty to share about his time at HSE University in Moscow. Read on to learn why he recommends HSE University to anyone looking to seek out new knowledge.

Master Programs Tracks Supervisors Met Future Students

Academic supervisors shed light on program structure, elective courses, research seminars, and specializations for the future students of English taught Master's programs at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The material will be updated as the events progress

Summary of the first half of 2020 and the direction of development of the Corporate Finance Laboratory in 2021

Strategic Deals in Emerging Capital Markets

Analyzes merger and acquisitions trends in emerging markets. Gives an overview over financial developments in the BRICS countries. Identifies determinants of success and failures

The book "Strategic corporate financial decisions in emerging capital markets: a monograph" has been published

Professors and researchers at the School of Finance of the Higher School of Economics investigated the specifics of corporate financial decisions on data from emerging capital markets