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Title: WorldClass Economics

World-Class Economics Education and Research in
KSE founders
  • Economics Education Research Consortium (EERC)
  • The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

KSE contributors
  • Core Sponsors
  • The Victor Pinchuk Foundation
  • Eurasia Foundation
  • Global Development Network
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Open Society Institute
  • Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Swedish Agency for International Development
  • Scholarships and Other
  • Support Providers
  • Citigroup Foundation
  • Concorde Capital
  • Dragon Capital
  • Kytasty Foundation
  • SEB Bank
  • Swedbank
  • TNK-BP in Ukraine
  • Tetra Pak Ukraine
  • US Embassy to Ukraine
  • EERC/KSE Faculty and Alumni

KSE MA Program
  • As an international consortium of donors, 12
    years ago, in Kyiv, EERC created the
    western-standard Masters Program in Economics,
    similar to other schools, also created by
    international donors
  • Center for Economic Research and Graduate
    Education (Prague)
  • Central European University (Budapest)
  • New Economic School (Moscow)

KSE MA mission
  • To create a new generation of economists
  • To create a sustainable local capacity for
    economic research and education

KSE International Advisory Board
  • Professor Anders Åslund, Peterson Institute for
    International Economics
  • Professor Robert Baldwin, University of Wisconsin
  • Professor Charles Becker, Duke University
  • Professor Irwin Collier, Freie Universitat Berlin
  • Professor Paul Gregory, Chair University of
  • Professor Peter Kennedy, Simon Fraser University
  • Professor Larysa Krasnikova, NaUKMA
  • Professor Joseph Pelzman, George Washington
  • Professor John Earle, Central European University

KSE Board of Directors
  • Victor Pinchuk, Honorary Chair
  • Anders Åslund, Co-Chair Peterson Institute for
    International Economics
  • Oleksandr Chalyi, Ukraine's President Secretariat
  • Tom Coupe, Ex officio, EERC/KSE
  • Richard Ericson, Chairman of the Research Network
    IAB East Carolina University
  • Thomas Eymond-Laritaz, the Victor Pinchuk
  • Paul Gregory, Chairman of the KSE IAB University
    of Houston
  • Natalia Izosimova, Effective Governance
  • Sten Luthman, Swedish Ministry for Foreign
  • Gobind Nankani, Global Development Network
  • William Newton-Smith, Open Society Institute
  • Boris Preskovic, The World Bank
  • Regina Yan, Co-Chair Eurasia Foundation
  • Yuriy Yekhanurov, Ukraines Minister of Defence

KSE VIP-persons
  • The Honorary Chairman of the Kyiv School of
    Economics Victor Pinchuk
  • Co-Chairs of the KSE Board of Trustees
  • Anders Åslund (Peterson Institute for
    International Economics) and Regina Yan (Eurasia
  • KSE Director Tom Coupé

The Kyiv School of Economics is
  • an internationally recognized Centre of
    Excellence that ranks with the best schools in
    Central and Eastern Europe
  • competitive on the world market, in both
    economics education and research
  • a school that produces the future generation of
    economists in the region.
  • financially stable in addition to support from
    international and local donors, the Victor
    Pinchuk Foundation has committed to support KSE
    with 10 million dollars for 10 years.

KSE offers students
  • KSE offers 2 MAs MA in Financial Economics and
    MA in Economic Analysis
  • KSE provides unique training in economics
    modelling and analysis
  • All classes taught in English
  • An academic curriculum modelled on the best
    economics and financial economics graduate
    programs in North America and Western Europe
  • A joint program with the University of Houston
    that provides KSE students with a masters
    degree in economics accredited in the US
  • In the academic year 2009-10, all students have
    the opportunity to study for free during their
    studies tuition will be deferred

KSE offers students
  • Active partnerships with foreign educational and
    research institutions (Stockholm School of
    Economics, Norwegian Institute of International
    Affairs, CERGE-EI, Prague and many others)
  • Opportunities for internships at the best
    Ukrainian companies, government structures and
    international institutions
  • Unmatched access to economics literature, Western
    textbooks, statistical databases, econometrics
    software, and modern computing facilities

Why is KSE different?
  • Hard Work
  • Modern, Advanced Economics
  • Western-trained Faculty

What is special about KSE?
  • KSE faculty include experienced Western and
    Western-trained professors (with Ph.D. degrees
    from abroad, great teaching experience and
    publications in international journals)
  • KSE invites top professors to teach at the
    program or visit the program to give a public and
    academic lectures

Why is western-trained faculty important?
  • Best Guarantee for Modern economics
  • Best Guarantee for international approach
  • Best Guarantee for quality education
  • Best Guarantee for quality research

KSE professors
  • Full-time faculty (name, degree, university where
    degree was obtained)
  • Elena Besedina, Ph.D., Bocconi University
  • Tom Coupé, Ph.D., Free University of Brussels
  • Olena Nizalova, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Denys Nizalov, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Pavlo Prokopovych, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Oleksandr Shepotylo, Ph.D., University of
    Maryland at College Park
  • Hanna Vakhitova, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • Volodymyr Vakhitov, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • Olesia Verchenko, Ph.D., University of Virginia

KSE professors
  • Visiting professors (name, affiliation)
  • Christopher F. Baum, Boston College
  • Roy Gardner, Indiana University
  • Paul Gregory, University of Houston
  • Hartmut Lehmann, University of Bologna
  • Igor Livshits, University of Western Ontario
  • Lilia Maliar, University of Alicante
  • Seguei Maliar, University of Alicante
  • Arne Melchior, NUPI
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov, PennState
  • Robert S. Pindyck, MIT
  • David H. Reiley, University of Arizona
  • Gianpaolo Rossini, University of Bologna
  • Bent Sorenson, University of Houston
  • Robert Swidinsky, University of Guelph
  • Fredrick Wilhelmsson, NUPI
  • Yuri Yevdokimov, University of New Brunswick

KSE professors
  • Part-time faculty, residing in Ukraine (name,
    degree, university where degree was obtained
  • Irina Akimova, Candidate of Economic Sciences,
    Kharkiv State University Bureau for Economic and
    Social Technologies (BEST) and Member of
  • Larysa Krasnikova, Candidate of Economic
    Sciences, Institute of Cybernetics NaUKMA
  • Irina Lukyanenko, Doctor of Economic Sciences,
    Kyiv National Economic University NaUKMA
  • Edilberto Segura, MBA, Stanford University and
    Ph.D., Columbia University SigmaBleyzer
  • Volodymyr Shportyuk, Candidate of Physical and
    Mathematical Sciences, Kyiv State University

KSE curriculum
  • First Year Courses

  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics and Econometrics

KSE curriculum

  • MA in Economic Analysis
  • Public Economics I
  • New Economic Geography
  • Issues in Financial Economics and Strategy
  • (Top Professors Course)
  • Economic Policy Analysis I
  • Labor Economics I
  • International Trade I
  • Issues in Microeconomics I Information Economics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics I
  • Industrial Organization I
  • Economics of Europe
  • Game Theory
  • Demography and Transition
  • Research Economic Policy Analysis
  • Second Year Courses

  • MA in Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Issues in Financial Economics and Strategy
  • (Top Professors Course)
  • Theory of Corporate Finance
  • Financial Economics I
  • Emerging Capital Markets
  • Financial Economics II
  • Issues in Financial Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • International Finance
  • Research Economic Policy Analysis Workshop
  • Thesis Workshop

Tuition at KSE
  • All students have the opportunity to study for
    free during their studies tuition will be
    deferred. Second-year students who choose the MA
    in Financial Economics will be asked to pay
    tuition during their second year of study (Euro
    300 per month), those who choose the MA in
    Economic Analysis will have automatically
    deferred tuition.
  • Students are expected, in return for the deferred
    tuition option, to start contributing to the
    program after six month of their graduation from
    the program, for a period of 2.5 (MA in Financial
    Economics) respectively 5 years (MA in Economic
    Analysis), at a rate of Euro 100 per month.
  • The tuition, for a given term, of the 3 top
    students of the class in that term (based on the
    GPA ranking) will be forgiven

Scholarships for international students
  • The students from Belarus and Moldova accepted to
    KSE are awarded with full scholarships funded by
    the Swedish International Development Agency
    (SIDA) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign

KSE opportunities
  • KSE offers great knowledge and skills
  • KSE provides great career opportunities
  • - Public sector (think tanks, government)
  • - Private sector (consulting, banks, investment,
    audit, industry)
  • International organizations (IMF, World Bank,
  • KSE provides opportunities for continuing studies
    at the Ph.D. level abroad

KSE (EERC) graduates
  • Total graduates 408 (11 classes)
  • Went to study abroad more than 100 graduates
    (already obtained a Ph.D. degree 46 individuals)
  • Current Placement
  • - Working in government public sector 19
  • - Working in private sector 60
  • - Studying at PhD programs abroad 21

KSE (EERC) graduates international
Recent alumni successes
  • Alina Slyusarchuk, EERC2008, has been appointed
    as an Associate in the Research Department of
    Institutional Sales and Trading Division of
    Morgan Stanley (London)
  • Viacheslav Sheremirov, EERC2008, has been
    accepted to the Ph.D. Program in Economics of the
    University of California, Berkeley
  • According to the 2008 Thomson Reuters Extel
    Survey (Focus CIS), the analytical team of
    Concorde Capital has been recognized as the best
    analytical team in Ukraine. The leaders of the
    team are Vladimir Nesterenko, EERC2004, and
    Alexander Parashiy, EERC2004
  • Yuriy Gorodnichenko, EERC2001, has recently
    accepted a job offer from the University of
    California, Berkeley
  • Andriy Norets, EERC2002, works for Princeton
  • Victor Tsyrennikov, EERC2002, has received a job
    at Cornell University
  • Ivan Yuryk, EERC2004, has been appointed as the
    Head of the Analytical Group and Advisor to the
    Minister of Finance, Victor Pynzenyk
  • Bogdan Povoroznyk, EERC2004, has been appointed
    as Economic Analyst at the Office of Chief
    Economist, EBRD

Main employers of our graduates (private sector)
  • Microfinance Bank
  • Midland Group
  • Millennium Capital
  • Morgan Stanley
  • OTP Bank
  • Phoenix Capital
  • Princeton Partners Group
  • Raiffeisen Bank Aval
  • SARS
  • SigmaBleyzer
  • Troika Dialog
  • VAbank
  • UkrSibbank
  • UniCredit
  • Investment Funds and Banks
  • Alfa Bank
  • Alfa Capital
  • Avrora Capital
  • Bear Stearns International
  • Castle Finance
  • Citi Ukraine
  • Concorde Capital
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Credit Collection Group
  • Delphi Capital
  • Dragon Capital
  • Foyil Asset Management
  • Foyil Securities
  • Golden Gate Capital
  • Horizon Capital
  • Hypovereinsbank Ukrayina
  • Index Bank

Main employers of our graduates (private public
  • Government Agencies
  • Agency on Averting Bankruptcy
  • Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
  • National Bank of Ukraine
  • National Deposit Insurance Fund
  • National Electricity Regulatory Commission of
  • Parliament of Ukraine
  • State Tax Administration
  • Local Policy Institutes
  • BEST
  • Bleyzer Foundation
  • Institute for Economic Research and Policy
    Consulting (IER)
  • Institute for Reforms
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
  • International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS)
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Bain Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Audit
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • International Organizations
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Monetary Fund
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • World Bank

Positions that our graduates occupy
  • Vice President
  • Chief Economist
  • Deputy Director
  • Head of Research
  • Chief Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Assistant Professor

KSE Public Lectures
From left to right Dr. Robert Engle (Nobel Prize
2003), Dr. Francis Fukuyama and Victor Pinchuk
Main employers of our graduates (academia)
  • University California Berkeley, USA
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of California, Irvine, USA
  • University of Memphis, USA
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Yale University, USA
  • Warwick Business School, UK
  • Auburn University, USA
  • Cornell University, USA
  • DIW Berlin, Germany
  • Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Georgia State University, USA
  • Hebrew University, Israel
  • Lviv Academy of Commerce
  • Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • NaUKMA
  • Princeton University, USA
  • State University Pennsylvania
  • SUNY - Stony Brook, USA
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Canada

KSE Public Lectures
From left to right Colin Powell (Former US
Secretary of State) and Victor Pinchuk
Our Students and VIP-Persons
James Wolfensohn with our students
Victor Pinchuk, with our students
Our Students and VIP-persons
Vitaliy Klichko (right) and our student (left)
Our Students and VIP-persons
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and Andriy Shevchenko with
our students
How to apply to KSE?
  • Submit an application form KSE application form
    is available online
  • Admission Exams
  • English Language, Mathematics, Economics,
    Ukrainian Interview (in English)
  • Application Deadline June 19, 2009.

KSE admission requirements
  • Specialist's or bachelor's degree (minimum) by
    the time of graduation in any field
  • Proficiency in English
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Submission of required documents for admission by
    the announced deadlines

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