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Sergei Guriev

Sergei M. Guriev ("Russian: Серге́й Маратович Гуриев, "Ossetian: Гуриаты Мараты фырт Серго) is a Russian economist, the chief economist at the "European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is a professor of economics (on leave) at the "Instituts d'études politiques in Paris (Sciences Po). He was a Morgan Stanley Professor of Economics and a Rector at the "New Economic School (NES) in Moscow until he resigned on 30 April 2013 and fled to France.[1] He joined NES in 1998 focusing on research and teaching and became a full-time permanent faculty member in 1999. He became the school's Rector in 2004. He was also teaching graduate courses in economics of development, "microeconomic theory and "contract theory.

His primary interests are in contract theory, "corporate governance, "labor mobility, "political economics, economics of "development and transition. His work has been published in international refereed journals, including "American Economic Review, Journal of "European Economic Association, "Journal of Economic Perspectives, "Economic Journal and "American Political Science Review. He has been running a monthly column in Forbes Russia (in 2006-2013) and a biweekly column for the leading Russian business daily "Vedomosti (in 2003-2013). He has also contributed numerously to columns in the "New York Times, "Financial Times, "Washington Post, Project Syndicate, "Moscow Times.[1][2]



Sergei Guriev was born to an "ethnic Ossetian[3] family, on 21 October 1971 in "Vladikavkaz, "North Ossetia.[4] He received his straight As high school diploma in 1988 from Kiev Physics Mathematics High School #145. In 1993 he graduated "Summa Cum Laude from "Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with master's degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and in 1994 received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from The "Russian Academy of Sciences.[5] In 1997–98, he visited the Department of Economics at MIT for a one-year post-doctoral placement. In 2002 he received a degree of Doctor of Science in Economics from The "Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2003–2004 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at "Princeton University.

Departure from Russia[edit]

Guriev left Russia on 30 April 2013 after a "frightening and humiliating interrogation"[6] as government investigators searched his office and secured 5 years of his emails due to his activities in a panel of economical experts who critically assessed Russian position in the "Yukos case.[1][2][7][8][9] In 2015 "Vladimir Putin denied that Guriev's departure "could have been related to any activities of the authorities".[10]


In 2001, Sergei Guriev was announced the Best Academic Manager in Social Sciences by the Science Support Foundation. In 2000 and 2005, he was awarded a Gold Medal for Best Research in Development Economics by the "Global Development Network. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the "World Economic Forum. In 2009, he received the Second Prize Medal for Research on Foreign Direct Investment and Natural Resources, the Global Development Network (GDN), Ninth Annual Awards Competition. He was also selected into the Top 100 of the President of Russian Federation Reserve of Management Cadre.

Professional activities[edit]

Sergei Guriev is a Research Affiliate at the "Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. He is also a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition, and a Panel Member of the Economic Policy. He is a member of Scientific Council of Bruegel think tank, member of the International Advisory Council of the Peterson Institute for International Council, member of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Governance at Oxford University, member of the Strategic Council of the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris.

He is also the President-Elect of the Society for the Institutional and Organizational Economics (formerly the International Society for the New Institutional Economics).

In 2008-12 he was a member of President of Russia's Council on Science, Education and Technology, in 2010-12 he was a member of the President of Russia's Commission on the National Projects, in 2012-13 he was a member of Government of Russia’s Commission on Open Government (2012–13).

Board memberships[edit]

Sergei Guriev has been a board member at Sberbank (2008–14), Agency for Home Mortgage Lending (2008–13), Russian Agricultural Bank (2008–09), Alfa Strakhovanie Insurance Company (2009–13), Russian Venture Company (2009–13, Board Chair in 2012-13), E.ON Russia (2013–14), and of the Dynasty Foundation (2007-2015, Board Chair in 2011-13).

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.

In 2015 Guriev became the chief economist at the "European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.[11]

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