Sergei Guriev and Maxim Kashulinsky

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Which economic models allow for the stable, long-term growth of urban spaces? How can partnerships between government and businesses help create a vibrate, developing city? Where do these two groups converge? Can business or government change urban spaces on their own? Sergei Guriev, rector at the New Economic School, will field these and other questions from general director Maxim Kashulinsky.

Professor of Economics and Rector, New Economic School Sergei Guriev graduated summa cum laude from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1993. In 1997–98, he visited the Department of Economics at MIT; in 2003–04, taught at Princeton University. Dr. Guriev has published in the leading international journals, incl. American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Journal of European Economic Association, and Journal of Economic Perspectives.

In 2006, Dr. Guriev was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2009 and 2010, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. He is a board member of Sberbank, Russia Venture Company, Alfa Strakhovanie, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, and the Dynasty Foundation. He is a member of the President of Russia’s Council on Science, Technology and Education, of the Advisory Council of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington, DC) and of the Scientific Council of BRUEGEL, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank. He is also a Research Fellow at CEPR (London) and a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition (London).

Maxim Kashulinsky was born in 1973 in Rybinsk. He philosophy in Moscow State University and then worked as a reporter and editor in Vedomosti newspaper and other business publications. From 2004 to 2011 he was editor-in-chief at Forbes Russia. In 2011 he became CEO of, the website which provides news and analysis on business and politics. He also oversees Bolshoi Gorod, the biweekly in the same media group with Slon.