Anna Ignatenko holds an M.A. degree in Economics from New Economic School and now is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of California, Davis. In 2013-2014 she worked as a Research Associate at Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Moscow.
Anton Sobolev is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Mannheim. He was a Research Fellow at International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development and Laboratory for Political Studies at Moscow Higher School of Economics in 2008 – 2013.
His papers appeared in leading journals of political science (World Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism). He published in Russian and American leading printed and electronic media, including Vedomosti, the leading Russian business daily, Forbes-Russia and The Monkey Cage.