The Institute for the Economy in Transition announced that the 2008 National Diploma Paper competition in economics would be conducted among the graduates of economic higher education institutions and the economic faculties of Russia’s higher education establishments.
Prizes "For the best diploma paper in economics" had been founded, which will be received by winners according to the competition results:
- For the first place – Rb 20 thousand.
- For the second place – one prize worth Rb 10 thousand.
- For the third place – three prizes worth Rb 5 thousand each.
To conduct the competition a commission had been appointed comprising:
Chairman - Dr. of Economic Sciences Ye. T. Gaidar,
Deputy Chairman - Academician R.M. Entov,
Academic Secretary – A.I. Yashin,
Members of Commission: Dr. of Economic Sciences V.A. Mau, Dr. of Economic Sciences A.D. Radygin, Dr. of Economic Sciences S.G. Sinelnikov-Murylev, Dr. of Economic Sciences A.V. Ulyukaev, Dr. of Economic Sciences S.V. Shishkin.
After examining all the diploma works submitted for the Contest, the Committee came to the following conclusion.
- The First Award is not to be conferred.
- Two Second Awards are to be conferred to:
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Vavilov, graduate of Kazan Institute of Economics, Management and Law, for his Diploma Work “Estimation of the Benefits of Mergers and Takeovers (as Exemplified by the Open-end Joint-Stock Company “Khimprom” and the Open-end Joint-Stock Company “Tasma”).
- Two Third Awards are to be conferred to:
Denis Yurievich Subbotnitskii, graduate of St.Petersburg State University, for his Diploma Work “Assessment of Different Dynamics Variants of Indices of the Russian GKO Market in 1998”.
All the competition winners were awarded diplomas and cash bonuses.