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American University, Washington, D.C., USA

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), September 2018 – present
Assistant Professor of Economics, August 2012 – August 2018

Visiting positions

University of Warwick, Department of Economics, Coventry, UK

Visiting Scholar, December 2014 – August 2015

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich, Germany

Visiting Scholar, March 2015


Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Ph.D., Economics, May 2012
M.A., Economics, May 2008

New Economic School, Moscow, Russia

M.A., Economics, May 2007, cum laude

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

B.Sc., Economics, May 2005, summa cum laude

Research Presentations

In 2018:

Wake Forest University, Department of Economics, November
Williams College, Department of Economics, November
RASA IX annual conference, George Washington University, November

In 2017:

NES 25th anniversary conference, Moscow, December
EMSCH 50th anniversary conference, Moscow State University, December
Economic History and Development Workshop, George Mason University, August
Wageningen University, RHI seminar, June
Workshop on culture, diversity and economic development, Groningen, June
CSAE annual conference, University of Oxford, March
American University, School of International Service, March
ASREC 16th annual conference, Boston MA, February

In 2016:

Florida International University, Department of Economics, October
Ethnicity and diversity conference, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, June
Development economics and policy conference, Heidelberg University, June
ASREC 15th annual conference, Chapman University, March

In 2015:

University of Sussex, Department of Economics, April
Queen's University Belfast, Management School, March

In 2014:

CESifo Venice summer institute, Venice International University, July
Summer workshop in economic growth, University of Warwick, July
Conference on deep-rooted factors in economic development, Brown University, May
American University, Department of Economics, April
ASREC 13th annual conference, Chapman University, March
Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics, January

In 2013:

Bilkent University, Department of Economics, December
EEA-ESEM Congress, University of Gothenburg, August
University of Namur, CRED workshop, June
ASREC 12th annual conference, Arlington VA, April
University of Southern Denmark, Workshop on Growth, History, and Development, March
University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics, March
George Mason University, Center for Study of Public Choice, January

In 2012:

University of Oxford, Department of Economics, February
Gettysburg College, Department of Economics, February
University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, January
American University, Department of Economics, January

In 2011:

New Economic School, Moscow, December
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, December
NEUDC Conference, Yale University, November
Midwest Economic Theory Meetings, Vanderbilt University, November
Brown University, Workshop in Macroeconomics, October
Williams College, Department of Economics Lunch Seminar, September

In 2010 and earlier:

Moscow State University, Department of Economics, December 2010
Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta GA, November 2010
New Economic School, NES/CEFIR seminar, July 2010
Brown University, Macro Lunch Seminar, Novembers 2007, 2009, 2010

Teaching Experience

American University

Intermediate Macroeconomics (undergraduate). Instructor, Fall 2012 – Fall 2018
Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD). Instructor, Spring 2013 – Spring 2018

Brown University

Econometrics II (advanced undergraduate). TA for Koen Jochmans, Fall 2010
Introduction to Econometrics (undergraduate). TA for Stefan Hoderlein, Spring 2010
Macroeconomics II (PhD). TA for Peter Howitt, Spring 2009
Macroeconomics I (PhD). TA for David Weil, Fall 2008

New Economic School

Econometrics III (MA). TA for Stanislav Anatolyev, Spring 2007
Open Macroeconomics (MA). TA for Kirill Sosunov, Fall 2006

State University of Human Sciences, Moscow

Microeconomics I (undergraduate). TA for Mikhail Afanasiev, Fall 2006

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences

Invited young scientist, August 2014

American University

International Travel Award, Spring 2016, Spring 2013

Faculty Data Purchase Award, Spring 2015

Mellon Faculty Award, Spring 2014

Brown University

Merit Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Summer Research Fellowship, 2011
Abramson Prize for the third-year research paper, 2010
Teaching Certificate I, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, 2009
Stephen R. Ehrlich Fellowship, 2007–2008

Russian Academy of Sciences, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute

Research Grant, Laboratory of Mathematical Economics, 2008–2009

New Economic School

Best Student Paper Award, 2007
Best TA Award, 2007

Moscow State University

Sberbank Fellowship, 2004–2005
Moscow Mayor Fellowship, 2003–2004

Selected University Service

Dean’s advisory committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 2017–present
Recruitment committee, School of International Service, 2016–2017
Recruitment committee, Department of Economics, 2014–2016
Organizer of the Research Seminar Series, Department of Economics, 2012–2014

Other Professional Service

Referee for Demography, Economic Journal, Economics & Politics, European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of the European Economic Association, Macroeconomic Dynamics, National Science Foundation (NSF), Nature Human Behaviour, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Institutions, Southern Economic Journal

Member of the American Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, European Economic Association

Fellow of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4), Brown University, 2010–present

Organizer of the Macro Lunch Workshop, Brown University, Department of Economics, 2010–2011

Translator for Quantile, international econometric journal in Russian language, 2007–2010


Russian (native)
English (fluent)
Spanish (intermediate, DELE Básico certificate, 2001)
German (intermediate, DSH certificate, 2004)