||Elena Denisova-Schmidt is a Research Associate at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Research Fellow at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (USA). Previously, she had held appointments at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. Before moving into academia, Elena Denisova-Schmidt worked for the VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation in Russia. Her current research interests cover corruption and informality.
The paper “Do Anti-Corruption Educational Campaigns Reach Students? Some Evidence from Two Cities in Russia and Ukraine”, written together with Martin Huber (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Elvira Leontyeva (Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russia), has received the best paper award from the Russian organization “Obchestvo Znanie” for contributions to corruption issues. The study was published in Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow (vol. 1, pp. 61-83, 2016).
Justification of Academic Corruption at Russian Universities: A Student Perspective.
Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 30, 2013. Cambridge: Harvard University.
This paper was named in TOP-13 as one of the most interesting studies on Russia in 2013 by the Higher School of Economics.
Akademi (11/2006), American Association of Teachers of
Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) (2006, 2012), Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian
Studies (ASEEES) (11/2017), Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference
(FOHE-BPRC3) (11/2017), Dresden
University of Technology (06/2013, 01/2011, 01/2009, 05/2008), George
Mason University (01/2008), Greenwich University (02/2015), Harvard University
(02/2015, 05/2015), Higher School of Economics (10/2015), Humboldt University
of Berlin (04/2006, 06/2006, 01/2005, 11/2004, 05/2004, 10/2003, 06/2003,
11/2002), Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center (01/2008), Miami University
(03/2012), University College London (03/2016, 09/2014), University of Basel
(09/2011), University of Bremen (11/2014, 05/2014, 01/2014, 05/2013, 11/2012,
04/2012), University of Fribourg (11/2013, 11/2010), University of Helsinki
(09/2015), University of Hildesheim (6/2012), University of Konstanz (12/2010),
University of Ottawa (11/2016), University of St.Gallen (08/2014, 11/2010),
University of Zurich (02/2010), Pacific
National University (05/2014), Vienna University of Economics and Business (06/2014, 06/2009,
05/2007, 06/2005, 06/2003), South
Economic Association (11/2016).
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