Sciences Po Provost, Senior Fellow IUF, CEPR Director of the Populism RPN and Research Fellow

Sergei Guriev joined the Department in 2013. From 2019 to 2022 he was the Scientific Director of Sciences Po's Master's and PhD programmes in economics. In July, 2022 he was appointed as Sciences Po Provost by the President of Sciences Po. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. In 2016-19, he served as the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Dr. Guriev’s research interests include contract theory, corporate governance, political economics and labour mobility. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Economic Perspectives and American Political Science Review.

Prior to joining Sciences Po, Sergei GURIEV Dr. Guriev visited the Department of Economics at M.I.T. for a one-year post-doctoral placement in 1997-98, and in 2003-2004, the Department of Economics at Princeton University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 1999-2013, he was on the faculty of the New Economic School in Moscow, in 2004-13 being a tenured faculty member and Rector of the New Economic School.

Sergei GURIEV received his Dr. Sc. (habilitation degree) in Economics (2002) and PhD in Applied Math from the Russian Academy of Science (1994), and M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude from the Moscow Institute of Physics in Technology (1993).

To learn more about Sergeï GURIEV, consult his website

featured publications

  • “Checking and Sharing Alt-Facts” (with Emeric Henry and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Forthcoming.
  • “Political Economy of Populism” (with Elias Papaioannou). Journal of Economic Literature. Forthcoming.
  • “3G Internet and Confidence in Government” (with Nikita Melnikov and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021, 136(4): 2533-2613.
  • “Informational Autocrats” (with Daniel Treisman). Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2019, 33(4): 100-127.
  • "The European Trust Crisis and the Rise of Populism" (with Yann Algan, Elias Papaioannou, and Evgenia Passari). Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2017, 48(2), pp. 309-400.
  • “The Industrialization and Economic Development of Russia through the Lens of a Neoclassical Growth Model" (with Anton Cheremukhin, Mikhail Golosov, and Aleh Tsyvinski). Review of Economic Studies, 2017, 84(2): 613-649.
  • “Why Resource-Poor Dictators Allow Freer Media: A Theory and Evidence from Panel Data” (with Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin). American Political Science Review, 2009, 103(4), 645-668.
  • “(Un)Happiness in Transition” (with Ekaterina Zhuravskaya). Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2009, 23(2), 143-68.
  • “Contracting on time” (with Dmitriy Kvasov). American Economic Review, 2005, 5(5), 1369-1385.
  • “The Role of Oligarchs in Russian Capitalism” (with Guriev, Sergei, and Andrei Rachinsky). Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2005, 131-150.

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Research Areas

Political Economy, Development Economics, Labour Mobility

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