Professor Sergei Guriev

ECONOMIST and academic Professor Sergei Guriev has won international recognition for his work and is a member of the President of Russia’s Council on Science, Education and Technology.

Professor Guriev was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2006, and was awarded the gold medal for best research in development economics by the Global Development Network (GDN) in 2000 and 2005. The GDN is a leading international organisation of researchers and institutes promoting knowledge to help development. Professor Guriev is Professor of Economics and rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia.

Professor Guriev’s research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, and labour mobility. He teaches graduate courses in microeconomic theory, contract theory, and the economics of strategy.

He was recognised as the best academic manager in humanities by Russia’s Science Support Foundation in 2001 and was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve in 2009 and 2010.

He was awarded the Bill Maynes award by the Eurasia Foundation in 2009, the Independent Director of the Year prize from Russia’s National Association of Independent Directors in 2009 and 2010, a certificate in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors (UK) in 2010, and the same year was voted the Best Independent Director by the Association of Managers of Russia and Russian Institute of Directors.

Professor Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and American Political Science Review.

Professor Guriev is a board member of Sberbank, Russia Venture Company, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company, and the Dynasty Foundation.

He is a member of the Scientific Council of the BRUEGEL think tank in Brussels, Belgium.

He has been writing a column in Forbes Russia and the leading Russian business daily Vedomosti since 2007 and contributed columns and opinion pieces to the New York Times, Project Syndicate, Smart Money, Moscow Times, and Expert.

He was awarded a MSc. Summa Cum Laude from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1993, a PhD in applied maths in 1994, and his doctor of science in economics in 2002 both from the Russian Academy of Science. Dr Guriev took up a one-year post-doctoral placement at the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology in the United States in 1997 and was a visiting assistant professor at the department of economics in Princeton University in the United States in 2003. He is a research fellow at London’s Centre for Economic Policy Research, the leading European research network in economics.