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Illustration for news: ‘I Like the Balance between Practice and Theory’

‘I Like the Balance between Practice and Theory’

Masoud Ebadi from Tehran, Iran is currently pursuing a Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance (SCF) at HSE University Moscow (Faculty of Economic Sciences). In this interview, he talks about his experience of the admissions process, the advantages of master’s studies at HSE, and what he loves about Moscow—including food recommendations for new arrivals.

Illustration for news: ‘Gaining Practical Knowledge and Learning to Do a Lot in a Short Time’—The Life of an HSE PhD Student

‘Gaining Practical Knowledge and Learning to Do a Lot in a Short Time’—The Life of an HSE PhD Student

Milica Simonovic, from Belgrade, Serbia, is a doctoral student at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis on corporate governance and intellectual capital disclosure. We interviewed Milica to find out more about her thesis and her experience of the university’s application process for PhD students.

Illustration for news: ‘Our Objective Is to Be There for the International Students’

‘Our Objective Is to Be There for the International Students’

Newly elected members of the Council of International Student Association talk about their plans

Illustration for news: Statistics Explain Why Less-Competent People Tend to Overestimate Themselves

Statistics Explain Why Less-Competent People Tend to Overestimate Themselves

Why do people sometimes overestimate their knowledge—more often than not, those who are not well-versed in the subject at hand? Twenty years ago, two researchers studied this phenomenon and tried to explain it from a psychological point of view. This phenomenon is now known as the Dunning-Kruger effect after the names of the researchers. According to a report presented at a seminar of the HSE Department of Applied Economics, this effect has a purely statistical explanation.

Illustration for news: The Cryptocurrency Market Works Like the Stock Market— Only Much Faster

The Cryptocurrency Market Works Like the Stock Market— Only Much Faster

After analysing the price fluctuations of almost 2,000 cryptocurrencies over seven years, Victoria Dobrynskaya, Associate Professor at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences, found that there are no fundamental differences between their behaviour and that of conventional assets. Cryptocurrency follows the same principles, although its prices change much faster: processes that usually take years on traditional markets take only a month or so on the cryptocurrency market. An article on this research was reprinted by SSRN.

Illustration for news: Admissions for HSE University Online Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes Open

Admissions for HSE University Online Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes Open

Admissions for a number of online programmes start on February 1, 2022. The HSE News Service reports on the programmes and benefits available.

Illustration for news: ‘When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade and Share It’

‘When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade and Share It’

Stand Up Club at HSE University

Illustration for news: Boosting National Economy: The Role of Government

Boosting National Economy: The Role of Government

On February 10, Dr. Choong-Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor of Economics of the Graduate School of International Studies (Chung-Ang University, Seoul) will take part in an online meeting of the Economic Policy Discussion Club organized by HSE University. He will talk about Korea’s economic development and the country’s astonishingly rapid and effective industrialization. Dr Ahn has spoken with HSE News Service about factors that have contributed to Korea’s success and the role of government in steering the Korean economy.

Application Call for Study Abroad Programmes Is Open

From February 10 to March 10 you can apply for exchange programmes in fall Semester 2022 under university-wide agreements

Illustration for news: ‘HSE University Graduates Are an Elite Who Can Show Excellent Results and Achieve a Lot Both in Russia and Abroad’

‘HSE University Graduates Are an Elite Who Can Show Excellent Results and Achieve a Lot Both in Russia and Abroad’

Elizaveta Vityuk is a graduate of the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, and a partner in McKinsey&Company, the largest global management consulting company. Elizabeth spoke to HSE news service about her career path, her work as a consultant and about the tasks that she has to solve.