I am currently a holder of the grant “Accueil de jeunes chercheurs d’avenir” at Lille Économie et Management, Université de Lille, France. I am also CESifo Research Network Affiliate. From 2012 to 2022 I worked as an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia and as a guest lecturer at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. From 2017 to 2022 I was a Deputy Director at the HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development in Moscow which became well-known for its high quality research on Russia. My MA and PhD in Economics are from HSE University.

My background is in economics and economic geography with the primary research interests in the fields of political economy, institutional economics and the economics of social capital and culture. My ongoing research projects are interdisciplinary and involve collaboration with economists and political scientists alike. I was a visiting fellow at ifo Institute, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Ghent University, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT) among others. I have published in Nature Medicine, the Journal of Politics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics and Post-Soviet-Affairs.

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