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Elena Podkolzina

August 23, 1979 — July 31, 2022

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic Theory
    HSE University

  • 2002

    HSE University

  • 2000

    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

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2010-2011)




Chapter Camboni R., Podkolzina E., Valbonesi P. Buyer’s discretion in Russian public procurement during the Covid-19 emergency, in: Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies. UK: Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2021. Ch. 14. P. 147-158.


  • Preprint Sümeyra A., Podkolzina E., Schoors K. Corrupt Reserve Prices / Ghent University, Belgium. Series 19/961 "Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration". 2019.
  • Chapter Detkova P., Podkolzina E., Tkachenko A. Corruption vs. Competition: When Centralization Matters, in: Public Administartion and Policy in Russia. Taylor and Francis, 2019. Ch. 11. (in press)


Article Detkova P., Podkolzina E., Tkachenko A. Corruption, Centralization and Competition: Evidence from Russian Public Procurement // International Journal of Public Administration. 2018. P. 414-434. doi



Preprint Balsevich A. A., Podkolzina E. Indicators Of Corruption In Public Procurement: The Example Of Russian Regions / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Economics/EC". 2014. No. WP BRP 76/EC/2014.



Economic Empowerment at HSE University

HSE University alumna Dr. Elena Podkolzina recently became an academic supervisor of the newly established master's programme in Economics and Economic Policy. Having been part of HSE University for nearly 25 years now, Dr. Podkolzina recalls her student years and shares her experience as deputy director of the Center for Institutional Studies.

RWG academic seminar

Academic seminar of the Centre for Spatial Econometrics in Applied Macroeconomic Research was held on the 28th of October where Lada Kuletskaya gave a presentation «Spatial modelling of voting preferences: the “mystery” of the Republic of Tatarstan» (in co-authorship with O. Demidova and E. Podkolzina).

The schedule of CInSt research seminars for March and April is available

We invite everyone to join our prolific seminars for discussions and new ideas. The seminars are held on each Thurday in K416, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard.

The schedule of CInSt research seminars for February and March is available

We invite everyone to join our prolific seminars for discussions and new ideas. The seminars are held on each Thursday in K416, 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard.

CInSt members presented their most recent research at the AMEC Conference in St-Petersburg

The St.Petersburg School of Economics and Management at HSE University hosted the second edition of the Analytics for Management and Economics Conference.

Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis 2019

We can hardly believe it, but the 2019 session of RSSIA has already come to an end! We received more than 100 applications, but only 24 of the strongest research proposals were accepted. Participants came from a wide range of countries: China, Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Philippines, and Russia.

HSE Staff Members Receive Acknowledgement Medals

Following a directive of the Rector, key HSE staff members have been awarded ‘Acknowledgement’ medals for their high professional achievements and devotion to work.

‘Information about the School is Passed from Generation to Generation’

From July 2 – 7, 2016, the 10th Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) took place just outside of Moscow. This event traditionally attracts experts in various areas of institutional research, as well as young researchers, for whom the School is a chance to work on projects under the supervision of leading scholars.

The Book Market, Finance and Reasons for Self-Medication: What People are Studying at the Summer School on Institutional Analysis

In the Moscow Region, the ninth Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) was held recently, bringing together 26 young researchers from Italy, Montenegro, the Philippines, Macedonia, Great Britain, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia. During the programme, they addressed problems concerning the economics of education, financial institutions, the public sector, and the theory of industrial markets.

LIA and CInSt Hold Academic Celebration

On May 30, the HSE held a conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms (LIA) and the 5th anniversary of the Centre for Institutional Studies (CInSt). Maria Yudkevich, director of the LIA, spoke about how and why the laboratory and centre were established, the research they conduct and what guests experienced at the conference.