Anders Paalzow is a Rector of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Professor Anders Paalzow has been the Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since 1999 and is Chair of the Board for the Baltic International Centre of Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and Connect Latvia. Holding a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, he is also a member of the Latvian Academy of Science with elected members, such as prominent scientists and other scholars to report promptly to the Government about scientific research findings.
His main research interests cover macroeconomics, economic growth, public debt, regional development and the economics of racetrack betting.
(Last updated September 2022)
Sergo works as a junior researcher at ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from ISET. Before joining ISET-PI, Sergo completed his internship at the National Bank of Georgia’s Financial Stability Department, where he worked on the Georgian guideline for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk management. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, growth theory, and urban and regional economics.
(Last updated February 2022)
Hosny Zoabi is an assistant professor in Economics at the New Economic School. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2005. Zoabi’s research focuses on understanding the determinants of long-run economic growth and its interaction with demographic changes, market structure and gender differences. It also concentrates on current demographic trends evolving in developed and developing countries.
Moshe Hazan is an associate professor in Economics at Tel-Aviv University, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and an Associate Editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2002 and spent a year as a Post–Doctoral Fellow at MIT. During the academic year 2009-2010, he held a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on understanding the determinants of long-run economic growth and its interaction with demographic change and gender differences. It also concentrates on current demographic trends in developed countries and their interaction with income inequality and economic growth.
Kiryl Haiduk is a Senior Researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC) since 2012. Dr. Haiduk finished the postgraduate program in economic theory at the Belarusian State University in 2002. He received a PhD in International Economics from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2012.
During 2002 and 2005, Haiduk worked as a labor economist for the International Labor Organization project in Belarus. He taught at the European Humanities University (2001–2004) and the Belarusian State University (2002–2005). Since 2001, Haiduk is an associate expert of the IPM Research Center, and since 2012 – a member of its Supervisory Board.
David G. Tarr is a consultant and former Lead Economist with the World Bank and Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the New Economic School, Moscow. He has authored more than 60 refereed journal articles, written or edited 11 books or monographs and over 100 other professional papers.
Tarr has worked in more than 25 countries providing trade policy advice. His solely authored journal articles include articles in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, the Southern Economics Journal, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Presently, his research interests include the link between the liberalization of barriers in services and growth and poverty reduction (with applications in Tanzania and Kenya), World Trade Organization accession (with applications in Russia and Kazakhstan), assessing the impact of diverse interrelated regional integration agreements (with applications in Chile, Brazil, Russia, Armenia, Tanzania, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan), and assessing the impact of trade liberalization with heterogeneous firms.
Michael Alexeev holds the rank of Full Professor of Economics at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from Moscow University in 1975, majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 1984.
Alexeev’s research has appeared in such leading general economics journals as Journal of Economic Theory and Review of Economics and Statistics, as well as in comparative and development economics journals and edited volumes. He has also published articles in public choice and in law and economics, and has recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy, the Russian edition of which was published earlier this year.
Dzmitry Kruk is a Researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). He has a BA in Economics (2002) and an MA in Banking and Finance (2004) from the Belarusian State University. In 2008 he finished a postgraduate program in Economic Theory at the Belarusian State University.
In 2003, Kruk worked as a research assistant for the Scientific and Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. From 2003 to 2010 he was a researcher at the IPM Research Center and since 2004 he has been teaching economic courses at the Belarusian State University.
(Last updated December 2019)