Kaneva Maria A.

- Candidate of Economic Sciences, Senior Researcher, International Research Department of Health Care Economics and Health Care Reform

Date of birth: 12.04.1977 
Tel: +7 985 212 90 73 (mobile), +7 495 629 94 22 (work)
e-mail: mkaneva@gmail.com


  • 1994-2002 Novosibirsk State University, Department of Economics, MS in Economics,
    Concentration: Finance
  • 1998-2000 American University, Department of Economics, Washington, DC, USA,
    MA in Financial Economics for Public Policy, graduated with honours
    Concentration: Financial Economics and Financial Management
  • 2003-2006 Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering,
    Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Ph.D. program in Finance, Credit, and Monetary Circulation
    PhD in Economics (concentration Finance) awarded in 2007
    Dissertation title “Exotic Options in Financial Risk Management”
  • 2011-2014 European University in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Open Society Institute, New York, USA
    Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching
    Global Health Economics Program

Foreign languages

  • English – fluent
  • Spanish – upper intermediate (C1)

Work experience

  • 1999 The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, Knowledge Management Program Intern
  • 2001-2002 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Novosibirsk, Russia, Controller
  • 2004-present Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Siberian Branch of the Russian
    Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia, Department of Regional and Municipal
    Governance, Research Fellow
  • 2013-present Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, International Laboratory for HealthCare and Its Reforms,
    Senior Research Fellow

Participation in projects

  • 2013 – present. Project to establish international laboratory for economics of healthcare and its reforms (RANEPA)
  • 2013 – present. Integration of science, education and high technologies in Siberia: public private partnership and innovation culture (RAS)
  • 2013 – present. Regional and municipal governance: diagnostics, planning and monitoring of the socioeconomic development (RAS)
  • 2010 – 2012 Regional economic policy of a federal subject: principles, forms and methods of implementation is Siberian Federal District (RAS)
  • 2010 – 2012 Economics and sociology of knowledge. Role of knowledge in developing innovative sector in Siberia: economic and social aspects (RAS)
  • 2007 – 2009 Strategic management of spatial development of federal subjects and cities of Siberia (RAS)
  • 2004 – 2006 Federal subject and cities of Siberia in a system of state and municipal governance (RAS)

International projects

  • 2012-13- Web Index Project, Global Integrity, Oxford Economics and World Wide Web Foundation
  • 2012 –Corruption in the Weapon Industry Project, Transparency International
  • 2011 –Corruption Perception Index Project, Global Integrity

Internships and training

  • UNDP Summer School on Sustainable Human Development, Budapest, Hungary, July 2010
  • CEU Summer School on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, Budapest, Hungary, July 2006
  • EBRD Compliance Training, London, UK, September 2001
  • The World Bank, Washington, 1999

Grants and fellowships

  • Fellow of the 1998-2000 Edmund S. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship
  • Personal grant named after Academician Nikolai Fedorenko, Central Economic Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, “Exotic and real options in financial risk management”, 2007


  • Regression analysis of factors influencing willingness-to-pay for cooperative health insurance. XVII April international academic conference on economic and social development, 19-22 April, 2016, Moscow
  • Informal payments in the Russian healthcare (Based on 2014 Levada Center Omnibus Survey). XVI April international academic conference on economic and social development, 7-10 April, 2015, Moscow
  • Public-private partnership in innovation activities of the universities in China. Economic and social development: 6th International scientific conference of economic and social development and 3rd Eastern European ESD conference: business continuity, 24 April, Vienna, Austria (Best paper award)
  • Econometric analysis of innovation persistence based on patent activities of the Russian firms. III International academic conference “Institutional transformation of economy”, 24-26 October, 2013, Novosibirsk
  • Development of Siberia and the region innovation profile. Economic and Social Development 2nd International Scientific Conference. Paris, 5 April, 2013
  • Methodological issues of analysis and diagnostics of innovative development (for regions of Siberia). IV Economist forum in Uzbekistan. 14 December 2012, Tashkent (plenary presentation)
  • Innovative development of Siberia and factors that explain it. International youth academic forum “Lomonosov-2012”, 11-14 April, Moscow (Diploma)
  • Real options in valuation of project with an option to patent in biotechnology. Conference on “Modern
    approaches to research and modelling in economics, finance, and business”, European University of Saint Petersburg, 15-16 April , 2011, Saint Petersburg, (Best paper award)
  • Investment in innovations. XIII Baikal international school-seminar “Optimization methods and applications”, 3-7 July, 2005, Irkutsk

Main publications

Journal articles:

  • Innovation indicators and regional growth in Russia. Economic Change and Restructuring, DOI 10.1007/s10644-016-9184-z (with G. Untura).
  • Public private partnership in healthcare and directions of its development in Novosibirsk region. Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2016, Vol. 1, pp. 169-181.
  • Willingness-to-pay for voluntary health insurance with co-financing: regression analysis. Financial Journal, 2015, Vol. 5: 80-90 (with N. Avxentiev and V. Baydin).
  • Socio-economic factors determining the population participation in informal payments for medical care. National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2014, Vol. 46, pp. 25-36 (with L. Zasimova).
  • Diagnostics of innovative development of Siberia. Regional Research of Russia, 2014, 2: 173-196 (with G. Untura).
  • The knowledge economy in China and public-private partnerships of universities. European Journal of Economics and Management, 2014, 1 (1): 194-212 (with G. Untura).
  • Persistence in innovation and analysis of the patent activity of the Russian companies. Applied Econometrics, 2013, Vol. 4, pp. 93-109.
  • Innovative development of Siberia and factors that explain it (principal component analysis). National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2012, № 17, pp. 12-21.
  • Radical innovations: determinants of market success. Management of Innovations, 2012, № 1, pp. 60-71.
  • Russia and the World Wide Web in the sustainable human development framework. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 2012, 3: 257-264.
  • Real options in valuation of project with an option to patent in biotechnology. Herald of Novosibirsk State University. Series: Social and Economic Sciences, 2011, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 61-71.
  • Variety of real options and strategic decision-making. Finance and Credit, 2009, № 37, pp. 60-67.
  • Fundamental components of patent value and its pricing using real options’ method. Herald of Novosibirsk State University. Series: Social and Economic Sciences, 2009, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 120-128.
  • Attractiveness of financial derivative instruments in Russia and comparative analysis of trade costs. Finance and Credit, 2008, № 25, pp. 32-38.
  • Forecasting exotic options application to knowledge fields currently using vanilla options methodology. Herald of Novosibirsk State University. Series: Social and Economic Sciences, 2008, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 145-151.
  • Hedging foreign trade with exotic put options: comparative analysis of scenarios. Regions: Economics and Sociology, 2007, № 2, pp. 71-79.
  • Exotic options as a tool to manage currency and other risks. Herald of Novosibirsk State University. Series: Social and Economic Sciences, 2006, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 3-12 (with M. Lychagin).
  • Public private partnerships at the municipal level. Academic notes of SibAGS. Innovation in regions: management, science, education, 2005, № 3, pp. 57-61.

Collection of papers, manuals, books:

  • Main directions of development of healthcare system at the federal and regional levels (example of Novosibirsk region) In Actual problems of development of Novosibirsk region and ways to solve them. Ed. A.S. Novoselov, A.P. Kulaev. IEIE SB RAS, Novosibirsk, 2014, pp. 269-297.
  • Realizing innovation potential in regional economy. In Sub-federal economic policy: problems of development and implementation in Siberian federal district. Ed. A. S. Novoselov, IEIE SB RAS, Novosibirsk, 2012. Chapter 2, pp. 59-77 (with G. Untura).
  • Evseenko A.V., Untura G.A., Kaneva M.A., Zabolotskii A.A. Innovation vector of knowledge economy. Novosibirsk, SB RAS Publishing House, 2011, 279 P.
  • Innovative business of Novosibirsk region and stimulating its potential. In Issues in regional and municipal development: collection of papers. Ed. A.S. Novoselov, IEIE SB RAS, Novosibirsk, 2011, pp. 282-299.
  • Exotic options in financial risk management. Risk-management in Russia. Saarbrucken : LAP Lambert Academic Pub., 2011. – 276 P.
  • Role of the state in establishing and managing special economic zones. In Regional economic policy of a federal subject: principles, forms and methods of realization. Ed. A.S. Novoselov, IEIE SB RAS, Novosibirsk, 2010, Chapter 2.6, pp. 88-104 (with G. Untura).
  • Methods of valuation of investment projects based on options’ models. In innovation potential of a scientific center: methodological and methodical problems of analysis and evaluation. Ed. V.I. Suslov. IEIE SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Siberian Academic Publishing House, Chapter 3.13, pp. 178-191 (with G. Untura).
  • Exotic options. Chapter in Financial economics: textbook for master students by M.V. Lychagin. NSU, Novosibirsk, SB RAS Publishing, 2005, pp. 165-187.

Interviews and articles in press:

  • Health with additional payment// Kommersant, 31.03.2016.

Editorial boards

  • International Journal of Regional Development (USA)