Roman Zakharenko

Associate Professor of Economics
International College of Economics and Finance
National Research Univeristy Higher School of Economics

Mailing address:
ICEF, office S733
Pokrovsky bulvar 11
Moscow 109028 Russia


Email: rzakharenko@hse.ru



Welcome! I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the Higher School of Economics. This page is dedicated to my broad research interests, which include international, cultural, transportation economics, as well as some applications of mechanism design. My CV and a detailed list of my contributions can be found below.

Curriculum vitae


Economics of transportation

Downsizing the jet: A forecast of economic effects of increased automation in aviation (with Alexander Luttmann)

Optimal pricing for shared vehicles(pdf)
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The merits of privileged parking Transportation Research Part B, vol.140 (2020), pp.193-209.

The economics of parking occupancy sensors. Economics of Transportation, vol.17 (2019), pp.14-23.

Traffic Priority Mechanisms Transportation Science , vol. 54 (2020), no.5.
Best Overall Paper award at the 2018 conference of the International Transportation Economics Association.

Self-Driving Cars Will Change Cities. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol.61 (2016), pp.26-37.

The Time Dimension of Parking Economics. Transportation Research Part B, vol.91 (2016), pp.211-228.


Mechanism design

Optimal compulsion for private assembly of property. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 88 (2021).


Cultural economics

Dead men tell no tales: the role of cultural transmission in demographic change Journal of Demographic Economics, vol. 87 (2021), no.4.

Endogenous Growth and Demographic Transition in a model of Cultural Transmission. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol.26 (2016), no.5, pp.953-970.

Nothing Else Matters: Evolution of Preference for Social Prestige. Mathematical Social Sciences, vol.80 (2016), pp.58-64.


International economics

Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending (with Michael Seitz and Alexander Tarasov). Journal of International Economics , vol.95, no.2, pp.305-318.
2016 Yegor Gaidar prize for young economists.

Human capital acquisition and international migration in a model of educational market. Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol.42 (2012), no.5, pp.808-816.

Differential Migration Prospects, Skill Formation, and Welfare, with Oded Stark. Review of International Economics , vol.20 (2012), no.4., pp.657-673.

Return migration: an empirical investigation (pdf).



Last update: November 25, 2021