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Elena Vakulenko

  • Elena Vakulenko has been at HSE University since 2008.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2021
    Associate Professor
  • 2021

    Doctor of Sciences*
    HSE University

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Mathematical and Instrumental Methods in Economics
    HSE University
    Thesis Title: Modeling migration flows between regions, cities and municipalities

  • 2010

    HSE University

  • 2010

    HSE University

  • 2008

    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.
* 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

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2014-2015)
Category "Future Lecturers" (2009-2010)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


  • 2014

    XV Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: The Impact of Distance on Interregional Migration in Russia: A Spatial Econometric Approach

  • 13th International Workshop Spatial Econometrics and Statistics (Toulon). Presentation: Migration and interregional convergence in Russia: a spatial approach

  • 37 Международная научная школа-семинар им. акад. С.С. Шаталина "Системное моделирование социально-экономических процессов" (Сочи). Presentation: Youth unemployment in Italy and Russia: Aggregate trends and the role of individual determinants
  • Modern Econometric Tools and Applications (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Breaking out of Poverty Traps: Internal Migration and Interregional convergence
  • 2013
    Второй Pоссийский экономический конгресс (Суздаль). Presentation: Анализ влияния социально-политических факторов на внутреннюю миграцию населения России
  • Interdisciplinary conference on migration "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers" (Лондон). Presentation: Internal migration and interregional convergence in Russia
  • 17th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) (Florence). Presentation: Internal migration and interregional convergence in Russia
  • The 28th annual congress of the European Economic Association and the 67th European meeting of the Econometric Society (EEA|ESEM) (Gothenburg). Presentation: Internal migration and interregional convergence in Russia
  • 3rd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development (Новосибирск). Presentation: Does migration lead to regional convergence in Russia?

Dissertation for a degree of Candidate of Science


E. Vakulenko Моделирование миграционных потоков на уровне регионов, городов и муниципальных образований

Dissertation for a degree of Doctor of Science


Timetable for today

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Faculty of Economic Sciences Holds Math BootCamps for Those Starting Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

More than 200 future bachelor’s and master’s students from around the world spent the last two weeks of summer improving their mathematical knowledge and honing their problem-solving skills. The free online classes have been held for the fourth year in a row. They allow first-year students not only to succeed in their studies, research, and project activities at HSE University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences (FES), but also to quickly integrate into the international community of students, graduates, and teachers.

Results of HSE University’s Mirror Laboratories Contest Announced

This year, HSE University held the Mirror Laboratories project contest for the fourth time. A total of 19 applications were submitted to the contest from 16 HSE University research departments partnered with 16 organisations from 14 Russian regions. Following the contest results, 10 research projects received support.

First Graduates of the Online Master's Programme ‘Economic Analysis’ Defend Their Theses

The cost of apartments in Vladivostok, the volatility of cryptocurrencies, the consumption of ferrous metals in different countries, the communications of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, the results of state motherhood support measures — these and many other diverse issues were covered in theses by ‘Economic Analysis’ graduates, which they defended in mid-June.

‘Most Subjects Require Skills in Programming Languages Such as R and Python’

Is it possible to study economics and programming at the same time, and more importantly, why is it necessary? Arina Ogurtsova is studying on HSE University’s full-time online Master’s programme in Economic Analysis while also taking the Python Developer course at Yandex Practicum. In their interview, Arina and the staff of the programmes talk about how economics and IT are inseparable and why combining disciplines is useful.

Search Query: How to Study Migration with Google Trends

Experts have calculated that the number of international students in Russia has grown six times over the last decade, and researchers say that many of those who are studying today would like to stay in the country. This, alongside issues such as why Google Trends are worth looking into, were covered at the HSE XXIV Yasin International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development section on demography and labour markets.

Faculty of Economic Sciences Holds Online Mathematics Camp for Incoming Students

In the last two weeks of summer, the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences invites future bachelor’s and master’s students to prepare for their upcoming studies. More than 200 international and Russian applicants have signed up for online classes in mathematics, probability theory, and statistics. The classes also allow first-year students to advance their academic achievements, build a foundation for getting involved in the faculty’s research and project activity, and foster cooperation between Russian and foreign students.

How Income and Political Preferences Affect Attitudes towards Quarantine and Vaccination

In a webinar for the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Professor Konstantin Sonin talked about the impact of income, social status and political beliefs on mask-wearing compliance, social distancing and willingness to get vaccinated.

‘The Opening of the Full-time Advanced Doctoral Programme Was a Gift from Fate for Me’

In 2010, HSE University launched the Full-time Advanced Doctoral Programme, an innovative programme for doctoral students at that time. At the beginning of 2021, an alumna of the programme’s first cohort became the first programme graduate to earn her Doctor of Sciences degree: Elena Vakulenko, Assistant Professor at HSE University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences. In an interview with HSE News Service, the professor discussed her academic career.

Young Researchers from HSE Receive Awards from the Moscow Government

Vladimir Podolskii, Head of HSE’s Big Data and Information Retrieval School, and Elena Vakulenko, Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Economics, have both received awards for research in mathematics and labour studies, respectively.

12th ISTR Conference: HSE Researchers Presented Record Number of Papers

The 12th International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference took place in Stockholm and was entitled ‘The Third Sector in Transition:Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion’. The conference is held biannually and is a major academic event in its field.