Education & Skills


2009 Ph.D in Economics, Vilfredo Pareto Graduate School, University of Turin (Italy)
Thesis title: Subjective Well-being in Russia
Thesis Supervisor: Professor Steinar Strøm
2005 MA in Economics, European University in St. Petersburg (Russia)
Thesis title: Discrete Choice Models for Investigation of Sport Activities Participation in Russia (1995-2002)
Thesis Supervisor: Professor Svetlana Makarova
2003 MA in Economics, CORIPE Piemonte, Turin (Italy)
2001 Higher Education Diploma (Specialist), Mathematical Methods and Operations Research Department, St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
Thesis title: Application of Binary Choice Models to Investigation of Russian Labor Market during the Period of Reforms
Thesis Supervisor: Professor Svetlana Makarova

Professional schools and trainings

2017.05 B2-1602: Interaktiv lehren und moderieren, Hochschuldidaktische Workshops, 12 AE, at Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsdidaktik (ZHW), Universität Regensburg (Germany)
2014.08 Graduate Teaching Fellows Teaching Principles and Practices for Economics Course, CERGE- EI, Prague (Czech Republic)
2007.06 Summer School in Longitudinal Data Analysis and Missing Data, University of Bologna (Italy)
2006.06 Luxembourg Income Study summer workshop, Munsbach (Luxembourg)
2004.06 Statistical Analysis of Spatial Data: A Nordic Doctoral Course (Spacial econometrics, Basics of R), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)
2002.07 Summer School in Economics (Theory of International Finance, Empirical Methods in International Finance), European University in St. Petersburg (Russia)
2002.04 Spring school in Econometrics (Techniques of time series econometrics), University of Lviv (Ukraine)
2001.06 Summer school in Economics, Finance and Social Choice, University of Lviv (Ukraine)

Scholarships, grants and awards related to study

2010 Shortlisted for the ’EACES Award 2010’ (Best doctoral dissertation in comparative economic systems and economics of transition) by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
2005-2008 Scholarship by Collegio Carlo Alberto for graduate students of the University of Turin (Italy)
2004.06 Travel grant from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for the summer doctoral
course in “Statistical Analysis of Spatial Data”
2002-2003 Tuition fee waiver and stipend for Master studies awarded by CORIPE Piemonte (Italy)
1996-2001 Stipend for undergraduate studies awarded by St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
1996 Graduated High School N57 (St.Petersburg, Russia) with Golden Medal

Language skills

Russian native
English fluent; last certification: TOEFL, 267/300, 25.03.2004
Italian fluent; CILS, Livello TRE – C1: 74/100, 06.06.2008
French upper intermediate
German upper intermediate/advanced; telc Deutsch B1: 293,5/300, “sehr good”, 31.01.2015
Spanish lower intermediate

Recent language trainings

2017.02-2017.04 German – Lektüre, Wortschatz, Konversation Niveau C1 (30 hours), at VHS Regensburg (Germany)
2015.02 French – Level C1 (25 hours in a small group), at Lyon Bleu Language School, Lyon (France)
2013.02 Spanish – Level A2 (50 hours in a small group, 10 hours of private lessons), at Proyecto Español, Alicante (Spain)
2009.09-2010.02 German – Deutschkurs für ausländische Promovenden und Gastwissenschaftler (Fortgeschrittenenkurs), at Universität Regensburg, Regensburg (Germany)
2007.01-2007.04 Italian – Level B2. Corso di approfondimento “Lingua +” (25 hours in a small group), at Centro Interculturale della Città di Torino, Turin (Italy)
2005.09-2006.06 Course for Interpreters (Russian – English), at St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

On-line courses

“Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management” by University of Virginia on Coursera. Certificate earned on May 31, 2015.

“Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick” by Match Teacher Residency on Coursera. Certificate earned on November 7, 2014.

“Model Thinking” on Coursera. Certificate earned on May 13, 2013.