Institution: KSE

Daryna Manzhura

Daryna Manzhura is a Research Fellow at the KSE Center for Food and Land Use Research and a Coordinator of the EU-funded and World Bank-implemented “Supporting Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine” project”.

Her research interests cover the land market in Ukraine; increasing its transparency and introducing public monitoring of land relations, strategies for state support in agriculture, access to data, and land-related anti-corruption policies.

(Last updated March 2024)

Yuliia Pavytska

Yuliia Pavytska is the Manager of the Sanctions Program at the KSE Institute. Since the outbreak of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Yuliia has focused her research efforts on the sanctions imposed on the country, specifically evaluating their effectiveness, the state of the Russian economy, and the development of sanctions proposals. In addition, Yuliia manages the KSE Institute’s Sanctions Team and engages in building partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, including authorities in coalition countries and other research institutions. 

Yuliia joined the KSE Institute in 2020. Before February 2022 she was, as a policy researcher, engaged in diverse projects ranging from the Ukrainian labor market and agriculture sector to European integration and sectoral strategy development for Ukrainian authorities.

Prior to joining the KSE Institute, Yuliia worked at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (2019-2020). During her tenure, she served as a policy research assistant to the Deputy Minister of Economy, where her responsibilities covered various areas, including economic strategy and labor market policies design.

Yuliia holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Kyiv School of Economics (2019).

(Last updated March 2024)

Benjamin Hilgenstock

Benjamin Hilgenstock is a Senior Economist at the Kyiv School of Economics’ think tank, KSE Institute, focusing on international sanctions on Russia, in particular in the areas of energy, trade, finance, and export controls. Benjamin is also an Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and a member of the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions. He has written extensively on the topic of sanctions, including enforcement challenges of the G7 oil price cap regime as well as Russia’s continued access to Western technology.

Previously, Benjamin worked for the Institute of International Finance in Washington, DC (2018-2022) on the macroeconomic analysis of emerging markets, specifically those in Central and Eastern Europe and including Russia and Ukraine. Benjamin also spent several years with the International Monetary Fund’s (2016-2018) research department working on the publication of the World Economic Outlook.

He holds a Master of Arts in political science, macroeconomics, and German constitutional law from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (2008) and studied abroad at American University in Washington, DC and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

(Last updated March 2024)

Yuliya Markuts

Yuliya Markuts is the Head of the Centre of Public Finance and Governance at the Kyiv School of Economics and an Associate Professor at the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics.

Yuliya is a Member of the National Council for the Reconstruction of Ukraine – an advisory body to the President of Ukraine, established to overcome the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Her fields of specialization are public finance, public governance and local budgets.

(Last updated March 2023)

Oleg Nivievskyi

Oleg Nivievskyi is an Associate Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Economics Studies at Kyiv School of Economics, and an Honorary Research Fellow at School of Economics at the University of Queensland (Australia). Oleg also leads the Project “Invincible Land”, supported by USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity (AGRO) and by Chemonics International.

Oleg has more than 18 years of international experience in applied research in agri-food product and factor markets and value chains, rural development, and transportation economics. 

(Last updated March 2024)

Roman Neyter

Roman Neyter is a Research Fellow at the KSE Center for Food and Land Use Research (“Invincible Land” Project supported by USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity (AGRO) and by Chemonics International). Roman is a Ph.D. student at Wageningen University. 

Roman’s areas of research include the land market in Ukraine, assessing the development potential of united territorial communities, and assessing the damages, losses, and needs for reconstruction and rehabilitation of Ukrainian agriculture.

(Last updated March 2024)

Andrii Doshchyn

Graduated from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2018. From 2019 – student at Kyiv School of Economics, in the program “Economic Analysis”.


(Last updated October 2020)

Oleksii Hamaniuk

Graduated from the Kyiv School of Economics in 2018. Worked with economic research in NGOs in 2017-2020. In 2019-2020 – researcher at Kyiv School of Economics. Started a PhD program at the Bonn University in October 2020.


(Last updated October 2020)

Tymofiy Mylovanov

Tymofiy Mylovanov is currently the President of the Kyiv School of Economics and holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine from 2016 to 2019, and as the Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine from 2019 to 2020.

From December 2020 until November 2023, Mylovanov served as Advisor to the Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine. From 2021 to 2023, he chaired the Supervisory Board of ‘Ukroboronprom’ and was reappointed as a member in 2024.

Mylovanov earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, and has taught at several leading universities, including the Rheinische Friedrich–Wilhelms–Universität Bonn, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

He has published academic articles in top-tier journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies. Mylovanov co-founded VoxUkraine during the Revolution of Dignity to improve Ukraine’s economic discourse. Forbes Ukraine recognized him as a top economist in 2014 and 2015.

(Last updated March 2024)

Khrystyna Holynska

Khrystyna Holynska

Dr. Khrystyna Holynska is a Ph.D. Candidate at Pardee RAND Graduate School (Santa Monica, USA) and a Visiting Professor at Kyiv School of Economics (Department of Public Policy and Governance). She has a Ph.D. in Political Science and over 10 years of experience in teaching political science and public administration in the top universities of Ukraine, among them Taras Shevchenko University and the University of Kyiv.

She serves as an expert for reforms monitoring project iMoRe of VoxUkraine. In 2017-2020, she worked as the Head of KSE StratBase and a Strategic Analyst for The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. She was the founder and head (2014-2018) of the women’s NGO “Women Democratic Alliance” in Ukraine.

(Last updated March 2021)