Andrei Bremzen, Adjunct Professor
Andrei Bremzen is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow, where he has been teaching since 2004. Over the past decade he has been teaching a wide variety of courses in economics, ranging from game theory, industrial organization and contract theory for master's-level students in economics to corporate education programs. Recently he has mostly focused on undergraduate-level teaching at the joint HSE-NES program, which he also directs.
Andrei holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Moscow State University, an M.A. in Economics from the New Economic School and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.
Richard Connolly, Visiting Professor
Richard Connolly is a Lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Birmingham (UK). His research interests centre on the political economy of Russia. After completing his doctorate at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies in 2009, Richard was appointed CEELBAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow until 2011, carrying out research on knowledge-based economic development in Russia and the wider post-socialist region. He was appointed Lecturer in Political Economy in October 2011. His current research is principally concerned with the political and economic development of Russia.
Dr. Connolly's research and teaching on the political economy of Russia focuses on industrial development and structural transformation, trade and investment, energy sector development, and Russia's role in the wider global economy. He is the author of The Economic Sources of Social Order Development in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe (London: Routledge, 2013), and is the author of numerous articles that have been published in a range of leading journals, including Post-Soviet Affairs, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Europe-Asia Studies, and the Journal of Common Market Studies. He is currently working on two book projects: with the first exploring the structural barriers to economic and political development in Russia, and the second tracing the process of Russia's re-integration with the global economy.
Richard has presented his research to a wide variety of academic and non-academic audiences, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC), and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). He has also commentated on Russian affairs for BBC News.
Christian Deseglise, Visiting Professor
Christian Deseglise is the Global Head of Central Bank and Reserve Managers coverage for HSBC. Before this, he held various positions within HSBC Global Asset Management, including Head of Sales for the Americas, Global Head of Emerging Markets and a member of the Executive Committee of HSBC Global Asset Management. In this role, Mr. Deseglise helped HSBC become one of the world’s largest managers of emerging markets assets. He also designed and spearheaded the launch of a series of innovative products, notably the first BRIC fund and the New Frontiers fund.
Christian began his career in banking at Crédit Commercial de France (CCF), in Paris in 1990 within the Emerging Markets department. In 1998, he became responsible for the bank’s Emerging Markets activities and moved to the London office to set up a department dedicated to the origination, trading, sales and research of Emerging Markets debt. During this time, CCF co-arranged the first ever securitization of Paris Club debt and managed various Emerging Markets sovereign issues. In 2000, with the acquisition of CCF by HSBC, Christian moved to New York to head the Emerging Markets department of HSBC Securities. Under his leadership, HSBC became one of the main dealers of Latin American debt.
Mr. Deseglise is also an Adjunct-Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, teaching on Emerging Markets, and the co-founder and co-director of Columbia University’s BRIC-Lab, set up to study the rise of Emerging countries. Christian has taught at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Institute for High Studies for Development in Bogotá, Colombia. He has written a book “Le Défi des Pays Emergents: Une Chance pour la France”, which was published in France in April 2012. He has also written numerous articles on Emerging Markets.
Christian is a Graduate from Sciences Po in Paris and holds a Master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. He also received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York.
In 2003, Mr. Deseglise established Foundation Caring for Colombia, a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to the victims of violence in Colombia.
Paul Davies, Visiting Professor
Paul Davies is a consultant, tutor, coach and social entrepreneur with a passion for fostering radical change in the ways people think, converse and organise.
Having worked previously at McKinsey & Company, Accenture and Ashridge Consulting he has consulted to many of the biggest and best companies and charities in the EU, Russia and the US, usually at Board level. He has also taught at, and consulted to, almost every UK national government department, as well as some of the UK's higher performing local government organisations.
Having worked at Ashridge Business School he has taught on MBAs in Germany, Sweden and the UK on topics such as strategy, complexity, project management, consulting skills, leadership, sustainability and economics. As a social entrepreneur, he was a founder of Teach First, a multi award-winning UK charity that addresses educational disadvantage by bringing highly able teachers into challenging schools via innovative routes. He was also a founder of Guidestar UK, the number one site on the web for information on UK charities.
He is currently based at the Kunlun Shan Academy of Ludong University in China. There he studies internal martial arts, Mandarin and Taoism when he isn't flying off to do interesting teaching/client work or completing a book on managing projects from a complexity perspective.
Paul was awarded his MEng in the Special Engineering Programme by Brunel University and his Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Consulting by Middlesex University.
Jack A. Goldstone, Visiting Professor
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, Dr. Goldstone was on the faculty of Northwestern University and the University of California, and has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology. He has received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship award from the American Sociological Association, the Arnoldo Momigliano Prize, the Barrington Moore Jr. Award, and fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Mellon Foundation. He recently served as the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor to the American Academy in Berlin.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on revolutions and social change, Dr. Goldstone contributed to the Bertelsmann Foundation’s “Global Megatrends” project and the US Holocaust Museum’s Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Task Force. He has worked with the World Bank, and the US State and Defense Departments on developing their operations in fragile states and forecasting political crises. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he is also on the Advisory Board of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action. He is an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Council, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Gaidar Institute (Moscow).
Goldstone’s research focuses on the conditions for building political stability and economic growth in developing nations. He is currently studying the impact of global population changes on social and economic development. His 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs, “The New Population Bomb,” analyzed the impact of aging and youth bulges on the global economy and international security, and was one of the most downloaded and viewed essays in recent years. Goldstone is a popular lecturer on global megatrends. He has been a keynote speaker at events in Oslo, Moscow, Antalya, Delhi, Beijing, Berlin, Aspen and New York, and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, and Fox News.
His latest book is Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford U. Press, 2012). Goldstone also is the author of Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction, which will be released later this year.
Christopher A. Hartwell, Visiting Professor
Dr. Christopher A. Hartwell is a leading scholar on institutional economics. Dr. Hartwell’s research concerns transition dynamics, the economics of institutions, and financial sector development. He has written widely on macroeconomic policy and institutional development currently serves on the editorial board of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance and the Journal of Management and Finance (University of Gdansk). Dedicated to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, he recently spent two months with the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) as a visiting researcher and has advised governments and the private sector on economic policy issues in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Poland, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, among others. Dr. Hartwell has also has taught and conducted trainings on macroeconomics and growth issues throughout the CIS and has worked for the World Bank Group and the US Department of the Treasury. He is the author of Institutional Barriers in the Transition to Market: Examining Performance and Divergence in Transition Economies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Dr. Hartwell holds a PhD in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard, as well as BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carol Leonard, Professor
Professor Carol Scott Leonard, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Russian Studies at RANEPA. She is also Department Chair for Regional Studies in the Faculty of State and Municipal Administration at the NRU-Higher School of Economics, and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. She has worked extensively in the area of public policy.
She was US Treasury economic and budget advisor to the Russian Ministry of Finance (1993-1996), advisor to the Kazakhstani Ministry of Finance (1995), resident director of a USAID Health Care Reform project (1996), director of the National Training Foundation (Moscow, RF) project in public finance. She received grants for institution building: to assist in developing a grain market in Rostov-on Don (Eurasia Foundation 1995; Know-How Foundation 1995) and to establish a Center for Economic History and Theory at Moscow State University (Macarthur Foundation 1994). She was the lead author in a joint project between the National Bank of Kazakhstan and St Antony’s College in Oxford on Technology Policy, and she served as an expert for the United Nations Development Program. She recently received a grant from the Macarthur Foundation (2013) for a project on Governance, Community and Ecology in the Circumpolar North, which is an award to an international team for community interaction and policy research and is based on the National Research University-Higher School of Economics.
In 2011, she retired from the University of Oxford, where she held the HEFCE post in Regional Studies of the Post-Communist States from 1997 to 2011. She has taught economics, science and technology, research methods and regional studies at the University of Oxford, RANEPA, the National Research University-Higher School of Economics, the Graduate School of Economics and Management at St Petersburg University, Gumiliev Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan. She is the author (with David Pitt Watson) of Privatization in Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s (Routledge 2013), and the prize- winning Agrarian Reform in Russia: The Road from Serfdom (Cambridge 2011) and Reform and Regicide: The Reign of Peter III of Russia (Bloomington, Indiana 1993). Other works include The Microeconomics of Post-Communist Change in Central and Eastern Europe (Edited volume) (2002), Agrarian Organization during Industrialization: Europe, Russia and America in the Nineteenth Century, co edited with G. Grantham (1989) and numerous articles.
Vladimir Mau, Professor, Rector of RANEPA.
Prof. Mau’s research focuses on the history of Russian economic thought and economic reforms, history and theory of economic policy, comparative analysis of economic policies, political economy. He published more than 20 monographs, books and manuals in Russia and the United Kingdom, and over 400 brochures and articles (in the Russian, English, French, German and Italian languages). Read more >>
Doctor of Economic Sciences (Russia, 1993); PhD in la science économique appliqué (France, 1999); Professor (1996) Vladimir Mau was elected Rector of the Academy in 2002 and re-elected in 2007. In 1997-2002 P8rof. Mau was Director of the Working Center for Economic Reforms under the RF Government. Between 1993 and 1997 Vladimir Mau was Deputy Director of the Institute for Economy in Transition. In 1991-1993 he served as adviser to the Acting Chairman of the RF Government. In 1981-1990 Vladimir Mau was a research fellow at the Institute of Economics USSR Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Economic Policy. In 1981 he graduated from the Moscow Plekhanov Institute of National Economy. Member of the editorial boards of the journals “Voprosy Ekonomiki” [“Problems of Economics”], “Rossiia v globalnoi politike” [“Russia in Global Affairs”], “Vestnik Evropy” [“The Herald of Europe”], and “Journal of Economic Transition” (RAND). He is editor-in-chief of the journal “Ekonomicheskaya politika” [“Economic Policy”] jointly published by the Academy of National Economy, Institute for the Economy in Transition, and the World Bank.
Ilja Neustadt, Associate Professor
Ilja Neustadt is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy. He has research interests in the areas of public economics, applied microeconomics, behavioral and experimental economics and energy economics. He has a list of publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Neustadt holds a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Zurich (Switzerland), an MSc Economics degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Ilja has significant teaching experience in different countries. He has taught Microeconomics, Game Theory, Public Economics, Industrial Organization, Econometrics and Statistical Methods at universities in Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom. Currently, he is teaching Microeconomics, Game Theory, Econometrics, Statistics and Behavioral Economics in international master’s programs at RANEPA.
Leslie A. Pal, Professor
Leslie A. Pal is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the School of Policy and Administration at Carleton University, and Director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management.
Dr. Pal taughtat the University of Waterlooand the University of Calgary before taking up his current position at Carleton University in 1992. He has also been a visiting scholar at the J.F K Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
Dr. Pal is the author, co-author or editor of twenty-eight books, the most recent being Frontiers of Governance: The OECD and Global Public Management Reform (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times 5th ed. (Nelson Education, 2014) and Policy: From Ideas to Implementation, co-edited with Glen Toner and Michael J. Prince (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010), and Political Science in Central-East Europe, co-edited with Rainer Eisfeld (Barbara Budrich, 2011). He has published over sixty articles and book chapters in a wide variety of areas, including Canadian politics, public policy and administration, information technology, European integration, international human rights, and international public administrative reform.
Dr. Pal has served on the national boards of the Canadian Political Science Association, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Institute on Governance, and the Performance and Planning Exchange. He also has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Public Administration, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. He was the Director of the Canadian Parliamentary Internship Programme from 1998 to 2001. He served as the first Chair of the Accreditation Board of the Canadian Association of Programs of Public Administration (2006-2009), and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association and chair of its Committee on Research and Training. In February 2012 he was appointed to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission as one of three commissioners for the province of Ontario.
He was awarded a Canadian Studies Writing Award in 1989 for his book Interests of State: The Politics of Language, Multiculturalism and Feminism in Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993), and received a Research Achievement Award from Carleton University in 1996. His book The Government Taketh Away (co-edited with R. Kent Weaver) won the Best Book award by Choice. His most recent research has been on international networks around public sector reform and the OECD. He currently holds an Insight grant (with Prof. Ian D. Clark, University of Toronto) from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2012-2015) to study best practices in public management.
He has served as consultant to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Statistics Canada, the Canadian federal departments of Justice, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Treasury Board, the Privy Council Office, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Canadian Public Service Agency, Human Resources and Development Canada, Heritage Canada, and Industry Canada. His international consulting practice has included work with the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, the Open Society Institute (Budapest, Bosnia, Mongolia), the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the World Bank, the OECD, the Swedish International Institute for Public Administration (SIPU), and the Hong Kong Civil Service Training and Development Institute.
Dr Pal He earned his BA (Hons.) from Mount Allison University and a doctorate from Queen's University (Kingston).
Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Professor
Mikhail is currently the Head of the Department for Strategic Planning, Government Programs and Investment Projects at the Ministry for Economic Development. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked at the Moscow City Government as Head of the Department for Coordination of Economic Policy and Development. His responsibilities included supervising city departments involved in budgetary planning, investment policy, retail trade, tariff regulation and SME support.
He was a Visiting Lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management at London School of Economics in 2003, and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard between 2001 and 2005, covering courses in political theory, international development, as well as Russian and Middle Eastern Politics. From 2009 to 2010, he received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
Mikhail has an extensive experience in the field of international development. Between 2002 and 2010 he worked for the World Bank as a consultant with the Middle East and North Africa unit, focusing on anti-corruption and civil service reforms in Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, and the West Bank & Gaza. He helped devise civil service pay and grading reforms for several countries in the Middle East and also consulted for the Kyrgyz Republic on budget and regulatory reform measures.
He received his higher education in the United States: a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy (summa cum laude) from Valparaiso University in 1999, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Harvard University in 2009.Mikhail’s doctoral thesis on regulatory policy reform in Russia received the prestigious Alfred T. White award from the American Political Science Association in 2009 for the best dissertation in the field of public administration.
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn, Adjunct Professor
Since 1998, Yermolai Solzhenitsyn has been working at the Moscow office of McKinsey & Company, where he has been a partner since 2005 andhead of the Moscow office since 2008. He also has served as the Basic Materials practice and Global Energy & Materials practice leader in EMEA since 2013.
Yermolai leads projects on strategy development, operations and sales improvement, and organizational and government systems transformation for companies in the metallurgy, petroleum and transportation sectors.
He takes an active part in projects related to municipal and regional development. He is responsible for moderation of panels and acts as a key note speaker at major national and international conferences on economic development, transportation and infrastructure. Yermolai publishes articles in the key Russian business media, including Vedomosti and Forbes. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked in Taiwan (Tradepower, Inc.), China (Kamsky Associates), USA (World Bank), and Russia (Lamport).
Mr. Solzhenitsyn holds a Master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (1998) and a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and history from Harvard University (1993).
Marcos Troyjo, Visiting Professor
Marcos Troyjo is co-founder and co-director of BRICLab at Columbia University, a special forum on Brazil, Russia, India and China, where he teaches international affairs. He is an op-ed columnist for Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil´s biggest circulation newspaper, and a regular commentator for print and electronic media outlets in Brazil and around the world, including CNN, Financial Times and GloboNews. He also founded the Center for Business Diplomacy, an independent think-tank on global entrepreneurship. Professor Troyjo is a lecturer in the graduate programs at IBMEC University, a Visiting Scholar at the Centre d`Études sur l`Actuel et le Quotidien, Université Paris Descartes (Sorbonne), and a member of the International Schumpeter Society.
Professor Troyjo worked as a career diplomat and was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York and Chief of Staff of the Science and Technology Department of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He serves on the Advisory Board of numerous for profit as well as not-for-profit institutions. Troyjo has been chosen one of "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World - TOYP" by the Junior Chamber International in 2004, and the winner of the "Latin America Fellowship-2005" awarded by the Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is the author of books on economic development and global affairs, including Trading Nation: Power & Prosperity in the 21st Century (listed by Americas Quarterly as one of the best new books on policy, economics and business in the hemisphere in 2007).
Professor Troyjo holds a PhD in sociology of international relations from the University of São Paulo and pursued postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. An economist and political scientist, he is an alumnus of The Rio Branco Institute, Brazil´s diplomatic academy, and undertook additional graduate studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Catarina Tully, Visiting Professor
Cat Tully is director of FromOverHere, a consultancy providing strategy and foreign policy advice. Its mission is to support organisations – particularly governments - navigate a complex world. Cat has extensive experience as a practitioner, helping governments, civil society and businesses be: more strategic, more effective, prepared for the future, and global citizens in an interconnected and uncertain world. Her motivating principles are a focus on social justice and the importance of multi-stakeholder approaches to address the challenges of the 21st century world. Cat is an Associate Fellow of the new Strategy and Security Institute at Exeter University and a visiting Director at Wilton Park. She also is the co-founder of the School of International Futures, a think tank and training institution aimed at promoting the use of strategic foresight.
Prior to setting up FromOverHere, Cat was Strategy Project Director at the UK FCO and Senior Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before working in government, she worked in strategy and international relations across the not-for-profit and business sectors, including Christian Aid and Technoserve, Procter and Gamble. Cat has also worked for the UN, EU commission and the World Bank.
She advises the UK and US governments, trains strategy to government officials from across the world, and is an active contributor to debates on strategy and global issues. She is particularly interested in strategic foresight, managing risk, the impact of technology, democracy 2.0, and participatory forms of public engagement into emergent strategy. She is a trustee for Women´s Health and Family Services in Tower Hamlets, a community-based health advocacy organisation working with Black and Ethnic Minority women and their families; of Involve, a public participation Thinktank; of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development; and is the UK chapter co-lead of Academics Stand Against Poverty.
Cat has an MPA from Princeton and a business and finance strategy qualification (CIMA).
Andrei Zorin, Professor
In addition to his Professorship at RANEPA, Dr. Zorin is Professor of Russian and Fellow of New College, Oxford University (UK) and has previously served asProfessor in the Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow, 1993 – 2004), and Visiting Professor in Stanford (1995, 2000), Harvard (1999, 2003), University of Michigan – Ann-Arbor (1999), NYU (2001) and other American Universities. He has taught lecture courses in USA, France, Finland and Japan and is a member of the editorial boards of New Literary Review (Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Moscow, Russia), Slavic Review (USA), Cahiers du Monde Russe (France).
His areas of specialization are Russian Literature and Russian Cultural History, especially of the XVIII- XIX centuries. He has published widely, including ‘Feeding the Two-headed Eagle. Russian Literature and State ideology in the last third of the XVIII – first third of the XIX centuries’ (Moscow 2001, 2-ed. 2004) and more than 200 other books and articles in Russian, English, German, French, Italian and Finnish.
Dr. Zoring graduated from Moscow State University (1978) and completed his Dissertation (1983) and Habilitation (2000) also at Moscow State University.
Sergey Zuev, Professor
Sergey Zuev is Dean of the School of Public Policy of RANEPA and a Member of the Academic Council of RANEPA. He also serves as Rector of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Supervisor of the Faculty of Cultural Management.
He is an expert member of Regional Development Commitee under the President of the Russian Federation; head of the Expert Group on the Social and Economic Development of Moscow until 2025; member of the Interdepartmental Commission for Consideration of Strategies for Social and Economic Development of the Russian Federation at the Ministry of Regional Development; and member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Regional Development. He has also advised the Council of Europe as an expert.
Organizer and leader of over one hundred business simulations and seminars on planning and management training in the field of social and cultural policy, including international seminars in collaboration with European partners such as the Council of Europe, Felix Meritis Foundation (Netherlands), KulturKontakt (Austria), Marcel Hastir Foundation (Belgium), and others. Dr. Zuev has a doctorate in Art History from Leningrad State University.