Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics and Rector, New Economic School Sergei Guriev received his Dr. Sc. (habilitation degree) in Economics (2002) and PhD in Applied Math from the Russian Academy of Science (1994), and M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude from the Moscow Institute of Physics in Technology (1993). In 1997-98, Dr. Guriev visited the Department of Economics at M.I.T. for a one-year post-doctoral placement, and in 2003-2004, the Department of Economics at Princeton University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Guriev’s research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, and labor mobility. He teaches graduate courses in microeconomic theory, contract theory, and economics of strategy. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and American Political Science Review. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, he was invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Europe. In 2000 and 2005, he was awarded Gold Medal for the Best Research in Development Economics by the Global Development Network. In 2001, he was announced the Best Academic Manager in Humanities by the Science Support Foundation. In 2009-11, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. In 2009, he was also awarded the Bill Maynes Award by the Eurasia Foundation. In 2009 and 2010 he received the Independent Director of the Year prize from Russia’s National Association of Independent Directors. In 2010, he received a Certificate in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors (UK) and was voted the Best Independent Director by the Association of Managers of Russia and the Russian Institute of Directors. Sergei Guriev is a member of the President of Russia’s Council on Science, Technology and Education and of the Government of Russia’s Council on Grants for Leading Scientists. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the BRUEGEL think tank (Brussels) and of the Advisory Council of the Peterson Institute on International Economics (Washington, DC). He is a board member of Sberbank, Russia Venture Company, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company, and the Dynasty Foundation. In 2008-09, he also used to be a board member at the Russian Agricultural Bank (Rosselkhozbank). Sergei Guriev is running a column in Forbes Russia (since 2006) and in the leading Russian business daily Vedomosti (since 2003); he has also contributed columns and opeds to the New York Times, Project Syndicate, Smart Money, Moscow Times, and Expert.