Andrei Kolesnikov is a Senior Fellow and the Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Kolesnikov also works with the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy and is a frequent contributor for Gazeta.ru, and Forbes.ru. He sits on the board of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation and is a member of the Committee of Civil Initiatives (the Alexei Kudrin Committee).
His research focuses on the major trends shaping Russian domestic politics, with a particular focus on ideological shifts inside Russian society. Kolesnikov has taught courses on journalism and modern media at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Russian Golden Quill (Zolotoye Pero Rossii) Award, the Adam Smith Prize, and the Federal Press Agency Award.
Kolesnikov is the author of several books, including a biography of Anatoly Chubais and an analysis of how speechwriters have impacted history.
(Last updated February 2022)
Solomiya Shpak is a Professor at the Kyiv School of Economics and a Researcher at the National Bank of Ukraine. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government. His fields of interest are Applied Microeconomics, Firm dynamics, and Political Economy.
Maiting is a Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) – Stockholm School of Economics. She completed her PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics in 2020. She has previously worked as an Economist at the Bank of England. Maiting’s primary research interests are in political economy and development economics.
(Last updated in April 2023.)
Jonathan is a researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) – Stockholm School of Economics. He completed his PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics in 2020. He has previously worked as a research analyst at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Jonathan’s primary research interests are in political economy and development economics.
(Last updated January 2021)
Svante holds a M.Sc. in Econometrics and a B.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm University. He works as a full-time research assistant for the Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE).
(Last updated October 2020)
Giorgi is a lead economist and head of private sector development practice at ISET-PI. He holds Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Before joining ISET-PI, Giorgi had successfully cooperated, as an economic consultant and researcher, with several local and international organizations. He is a CERGE-EI Career Integrated Fellow, currently teaching at ISET. His research interests include international trade, industrial organization, political economy and public policy.
(Last updated November 2023)
Victoire is a researcher at Nova School of Business and Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her research is in development economics and political economy, with a focus on inequalities, identities, violence and the local impact of natural resources extraction.
(Last updated February 2020)
Colin Kuehnhanss is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Applied Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and PhD-Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Colin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the VUB and recently spent a six-month research visit at the SSE Riga.
His research is related to political economy, public choice, and behavioural economics, and his research has appeared in, e.g., European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, and Public Administration.
Liam is an Assistant Professor at the Paris School of Economics and INRA. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford. He was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, employed as anEconomist in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Malawi. He also worked as a consultant for the Center for Global Development, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Inter-American Development Bank, Resolution Foundation, Tax Justice Network and World Bank.