Dmitriy Skugarevskiy, who now holds a PhD in International Economics, received the price Leonid Hurwicz for his research on criminal law affects on decision-making and behaviour in the world’s second largest jurisdiction, Russia. By an amusing coincidence, Dr. Skugarevskiy's end of his PhD-track show some similarities to his first steps in the world of academics:
"I am humbled, honoured, and pleased to receive this award. When I was doing my Bachelor's in Economics, my very first class report was on Hurwicz's contributions to Economics (he received the Nobel that year). And here I am, receiving the award named after Hurwicz in a virtuous circle of events. I thank my advisor, Professor Arcand, the faculty of the Institute, my classmates, and colleagues for the stimulating atmosphere that made this thesis possible."
We congratulate both of our fellows for their remarkable success!