Sergei Guriev is Professor of Economics at London Business School.
Professor Guriev graduated summa cum laude from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with Masters' degree in Economics and Computer Science and received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from The Russian Academy of Sciences. He visited the Department of Economics at MIT on a post-doctoral fellowship and has received a degree of Doctor of Science in Economics from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Princeton University. He has also served as Professor of Economics and Rector at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow, Professor of Economics and Provost at Sciences Po, Paris, and Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Sergei Guriev's primary research interests are in political economics of populism and autocracy, economics of development and transition, labour mobility, contract theory and corporate governance. His work has been published in international refereed journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the American Political Science Review.
He co-authored Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century with Daniel Treisman, which has received multiple prizes and was recognized as a Best Politics Book of the Year by Financial Times, and a Best Book of the Year by Foreign Affairs, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic.
Professor Guriev is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. He is also a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, an Ordinary Member of Academia Europeae, and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Economic Association. He is also a Global Member of the Trilateral Commission. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2016-2017, he was the President of the Society for Institutional and Organisational Economics.
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