Date of Birth: May 1, 1961
Position: Academic Supervisor of the Centre for Modernisation Studies of the European University at St Petersburg
Awarded for outstanding achievements in the study of issues of theory and practice of modernization, problems of Russias economy, putting its reform in the media and contribute to economic education
Dmitry Yakovlevich Travin - graduated of the Economic Faculty of Leningrad State University (1983), Ph.D. (1990). He taught at the universities of Leningrad, in 1991 he worked in the Committee on Economic Reform Leningrad City Executive Committee (chairman of the Committee was A.B. Chubais). In the same year began his journalistic activities, cooperation with leading media S.-Petersburg. Simultaneously DY Travin actively involved in studies Russias economic transition and appeals to the experience of reform and modernization in other countries. In 1996 he published his book (co-authored with M.E. Dmitriev) "Russias banks at the end of the golden age." In 1998, he turned to the study of pension reform in Russia, under his editorship of the book "Pension Reform in Russia: causes, content, perspectives".
However, the main theme of scientific development DY Travina is modernization. It aims to: To consider, as occurred in the modernization of European countries. Ultimately, he tries to answer the question: Will Russia go the same way European modernization? In the fundamental two-volume work "European modernization" (co-authored with O. Margania, 2004), he saw all the complexities of the evolution of Russia, however, gives a positive answer to this question.
Dmitry Travin led a group of authors, published the book "after the collapse of the USSR" (2007). The book came to the 15 th anniversary of the collapse of the USSR and analyzes the way the former Soviet republics that became independent countries. The following participated in writing the book "Oil, gas, modernization of society" (2008).
Since 2008 DY Travin is scientific director of the Center Research modernization of the European University at St. Petersburg. DY Travin also actively engaged in teaching work in universities of St. Petersburg.