Anna Khoruzhenko

My name is Anna Khoruzhenko. I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan. Previously I attended New Economic School in Moscow.

Before my PhD studies, I worked in the Bank of Russia in the Monetary Policy Department. My research interests are Macroeconomics and Labor Economics.

Presentation title:
Spillover effects of All-Russian Olympiad

Presentation description

The present paper explores the effect of the All-Russian Olympiad on the results of the Unified State Exam (USE), the universal exam for high school graduates used in the admission process to the Russian universities. The paper has three main contributions. First, it provides the first, to the best of our knowledge, exhaustive overview of the system of competitions for the talented students in Russia. Second, it presents a new dataset that embraces the data on participants of the Olympiad. Third, it exploits the regression discontinuity design to evaluate the effect of the participation in the Olympiad on the student’s peers. We document a considerable heterogeneity of the spillover effects depending on the subject group.