Field of research: Political Economy

Jesper Roine

Jesper Roine is Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). Most of his research concerns income and wealth distribution and long-run development, but he has also worked on political economy and the impact of natural resources on the economy.

In addition to his research, Roine participates widely in the policy debate. He is one of the founders and regular contributor to the economics blog (written in Swedish). Roine has written a number of reports on issues such as globalization and the income distribution, the future of the Swedish welfare state, and how the Swedish government should manage its mineral resources. He is currently a member of the government’s commission on the future of work.

Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev joined Sciences Po as a tenured professor of economics in 2013 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13. In 2016-19, he has been on leave from Sciences Po serving as the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

He is also a Research Fellow and the Leader of the Research and Policy Network on Populism at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. He is an Ordinary Member of Academia Europeae and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association.


(Last updated February 2020)

Olena Besedina

Olena Besedina

Olena Besedina is a Senior Researcher at KEI and Objective Coordinator of the USAID Leadership in Economic Governance (LEV) Program. Olena is also an Assistant Professor at Kyiv School of Economics.

Received her Ph.D. in Economics at Bocconi University in 2008 and Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Development at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (now Harvard Kennedy School), in 2003. She was a recipient of Joint Japan and World Bank scholarship that was used to finance her studies at Kennedy School of Government.

Olena’s focus is on policy-relevant research and analysis as well as teaching: she teaches courses on policy analysis and policy making at the two-year program and short-term programs. She also serves as a short-term consultant for the World Bank.

Erik Meyersson

Erik Meyersson is an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Meyersson’s research is in political economics and development, with a particular focus on empirical research. He also has a special interest in the Middle East in general, and Turkey in particular.

Erika Gyllström

Erika Gyllstrom

Erika Gyllström is an MSc student at the Stockholm School of Economics and a Research Assistant at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics since 2014.

Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova

Maria Petrova is a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, UBS Associate Professor of Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow, and a Research Director at the Center for New Media and Society.

Petrova received PhD from Harvard University in 2008. In October 2011, she organized the 9th Workshop on Media Economics in Moscow. In May 2013, she will co-organizing (with Markus Prior and Martin Gilens) a conference on “Political Impact of Mass Media” in Princeton, NJ.

Evgeny Yakovlev

Evgeny Yakovlev is an Associate Professor at the New Economic School, Moscow and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Government Affairs at LSE. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.

(Last updated October 2019)

Gunes Gokmen

Gunes Gokmen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the New Economic School, Moscow, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan.

Yuliya Sivay

Yuliya Sivay

Yuliya Sivay received her Bachelor’s degree from Novosibirsk State University in 2010 and obtained Master’s degree in Economics from Higher School of Economics in 2012.

Natalia Lamberova

Natalia Lamberova

Natalia Lamberova is a graduate student in University of Maryland. Her research received several international grants and fellowships, including Global Development Network CIS Department Development Grant.