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.
Nikolay Avxentyev is currently Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, and Research fellow at the Research Financial institution of Ministry of Finance, both in Moscow, Russia. He received his Master’s degree in Economics from the New Economic School in 2013.
His main research papers on fiscal federalism are concerned with the effect of (de)centralization on budgetary performance and regional debt policy. His main papers on health economics examine health insurance systems in Russia and abroad.
Arseniy Mamedov is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and acting Head of Department for Fiscal Policy at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, both Moscow, Russia. He received his Master’s degree in Economics from Moscow State University in 2009.
He has published articles and research papers mainly in Russian journals and books and he is co-author of the NBER paper “Russia’s Fiscal Gap”.