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.
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, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of
Economic Perspectives 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 – 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 is a board member of Sberbank and E.ON Russia. He has also been a board member at AlfaStrakhovanie Insurance Company (2009-13), Russia Venture Company (2009-13), Russian
Home Mortgage Lending Agency (2008-12) and Russian Agricultural Bank (2008-09) and a
member of the President of Russia’s Council on Science, Technology and Education (2008-12).
He is chair of the board of the Dynasty Foundation. He is 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. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for
Economic Policy Research, London.
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, Smart Money, Moscow Times, and Expert.