Director of the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, academician of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor. Author of over 200 scientifi c publications, selected works: Essays on the Economics of Post-Communism, Establishment and Functioning of Economic Institutions: from Robinsonade to Market Economy Based on Individual Production, Central and Eastern Europe in the Second Half of the 20th century and others. Member of the Scientifi c Council of the Russian Security Council. He is awarded the order of Honour, order For Merits before Fatherland (degree 4). Honorary Doctor of SPbUHSS.