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Biography

Sergei Guriev

Professor of Economics (on leave), Sciences Po, Paris

Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London

Sergei Guriev received his Dr. Sc. (habilitation degree) in Economics (2002) and PhD in Applied Math from the Russian Academy of Science (1994), and M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude from the Moscow Institute of Physics in Technology (1993). In 1997-98, Dr. Guriev visited the Department of Economics at M.I.T. for a one-year post-doctoral placement, and in 2003-2004, the Department of Economics at Princeton University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 1999-2013, he was on the faculty of the New Economic School in Moscow, in 2004-13 being a tenured faculty member and Rector of the New Economic School.

He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London) and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association.

Dr. Guriev’s research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, political economics and labor mobility. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of  Economic Perspectives, Economic Journal, and American Political Science Review.

In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, he was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Europe, and in 2012-13 – a co-chair of the Global Agenda Council on the New Economic Thinking. In 2000 and 2005, he was awarded Gold Medal for the Best Research in Development Economics by the Global Development Network. In 2001, he was announced the Best Academic Manager in Humanities by Russia’s Science Support Foundation. In 2009-11, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. In 2009, he was also awarded the Bill Maynes Award by the Eurasia Foundation. In 2009 and 2010 he received the Independent Director of the Year prize from Russia’s National Association of Independent Directors. In 2010, he received a Certificate in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors (UK) and was voted the Best Independent Director by the Association of Managers of Russia and the Russian Institute of Directors.

He has been a board member of Sberbank (2008-2014),  Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company (2009-13), Russia Venture Company (2009-13), Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency (2008-12), Russian Agricultural Bank (2008-09), E.ON Russia (2013-14). He has also been a member of the President of Russia’s Council on Science, Technology and Education (2008-12). He has been a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition and the President of the Society for the Institutional and Organizational Economics, a member of the board of the Dynasty Foundation, a member of the Scientific Council of the BRUEGEL think tank (Brussels), of the Advisory Council of the Peterson Institute on International Economics (Washington, DC), and of the Academic Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

In 2006-13, Sergei Guriev has been running a monthly column in Forbes Russia. In 2003-13 he has also been a biweekly columnist for the leading Russian business daily Vedomosti and has contributed columns to the New York Times, Financial Times, Project Syndicate, and Moscow Times.