Date of Birth: May 27, 1957
Position: Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow; chairman of the Public Chamber Commission on the Intellectual Potential of the Nation.
Awarded for achievements in the organization and the radical modernization of economic education in Russia
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Ph.D. (economics); associate professor.
1979-1985: Junior research fellow at the Chair of Economic Doctrines and History of Economics, MSU.
1985-1987: Lecturer, Chair of Economic Doctrines and History of Economics, MSU.
1987-1989: Senior lecturer, Chair of Economic Doctrines and History of Economics, MSU.
1989-1991: Senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics.
1990-1991: Director of publishing and educational programs for the International Foundation Cultural Initiative (Russian branch of the Soros Foundation).
1991-1992: Head of the experimental Chair of Economic Theory at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
1991-1993: Head of the scientific and research division of complex historical and economic issues at the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
1992-present: Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
1993-present: Associate professor at the Department of Institutional Economics and the History of Economic Doctrines at the Higher School of Economics.
1994-1996: Director of the National Fund international and regional programs on administrative personnel training.
1997-present: Member of the board of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.
1999-present: Member of the Strategic Studies Center Council; has been leading work on educational and many other aspects of national strategy blueprinting.
Author of over 80 articles, co-author of two governmental programs on economic reforms (1993 and 1997); co-author of the Concept of the Educational Reform (1997 and 2000); author of the Administrative Reform. Member of the European Economic Association; editor-in-chief of the journal "Voprosy Obrazovaniya" (Education Issues); member of the editorial board of the journals "Ekonomichesky Zhurnal GU-VshE" (Economic Magazine of GU-VshE), and "Mir Rossii" (The World of Russia).