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School Head — Leonid Grigoryev


Deputy Head — Natalia Supyan


Deputy Head — Olga Klochko



World Economy Section — Petr Mozias


Section of Energy and Raw Material Market — Valery Krukov


World Trade SectionAlexey Portanskiy


Section of Global Economic Regulation — Vladimir Zuev



IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Yakovleva A., Y., Volkova I.O.

Vol. 188. Prt. 012011. Iss. 1: conference. IOP Publishing, 2018.

Book chapter
Co-value creation within the business model for smart grids: case of Russian Autonomous Energy Complex
In press

Volkova I., Burda Y., Gavrikova E.

In bk.: Engineering assets and Public infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization. Springer, 2019.

Working paper
Decarbonization and Energy Policy Instruments in the EU: Does Carbon Pricing Prevail?

Stepanov I. A., Albrecht J.

Economics. EC. Высшая школа экономики, 2019. No. 211.

New concept of regulation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the banking industry

Eduard Dzhagityan, Associate Professor of the School of World Economy spoke at the 4th European Conference on Banking and the Economy on topic: “Regulation of M&A in the banking industry as a contributor to financial stability”.

The conference was organized by the British Association for Research in Banking and the Economy in cooperation with the University of Southampton and was held on October 12, 2016 in Winchester city, U.K. Dr Dzhagityan presented a principally new vision of how organizational transformation in the banking sector should be in agreement with the tasks of post-crisis recovery and financial stability. In fact, M&A of credit institutions remain one of the most vulnerable areas of banking activity due to banks’ higher interconnectedness with macro-level dynamics and because banking M&A are not regulated. At the same time, high level of abandoned and failed banking M&A deals (according to experts, they exceed 50% of all deals) is one of the sources of systemic risks and crisis developments. Despite the threats of “dominoes effect” and excessive risk-taking in the financial system, the international banking regulation reform (Basel III) has not yet addressed M&A processes with objective and independent oversight over M&A transactions.

It is therefore proposed that the remaining regulatory gap to be filled with a mechanism that comes in line with the post-crisis international regulatory order and to be based on a combination of traditional (microprudential) regulation and a quantitative assessment of risks inherent to banking M&A including instruments of macroprudential regulation to ensure accuracy, objectivity, and feasibility of the M&A deals. On the other hand, banking M&A regulation (embedded into micro- and macroprudential regulation) will aim at lowering the dependence of the M&A deals on economic cycles, which means minimization of procyclicality of banking consolidation movement thus synchronizing the M&A processes with countercyclical philosophy of banking regulation that has become a priority in ‘roadmapping’ financial stability in the post-crisis era. As such, the new, expanded regulatory framework will further advance the ability of today’s banking regulation for early identification of systemic risks and, accordingly, to minimize biases in understanding the approaches, opportunities, and perspectives of the M&A processes, while more potent risk-oriented regulatory tools will contribute to higher stress-resilience of the post-M&A banks and wider market positivism.