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Economics of Populism and Hybrid Regimes

A portrait of Sergei Guriev on blue background
Monday, January 9, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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The lecture will present findings from the survey of literature on the recent rise of populism (Guriev and Papaioannou, “Political Economy of Populism”, Journal of Economic Literature, 2022) and the book on modern autocracies (Guriev and Treisman, “Spin Dictators”, Princeton University Press, 2022). Dr. Guriev will discuss the role of economic and cultural factors, the impact of the global financial crisis and the refugee crises as well as the new communication technologies. The lecture will also provide tentative policy recommendations.


Sergei Guriev, Provost, Sciences Po, Paris

Sergei Guriev joined Sciences Po as a tenured professor of economics in 2013 after running the New Economic School in Moscow in 2004-13. In 2016-19, he was on leave from Sciences Po serving as the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In 2022, Sergei Guriev was appointed Provost of Sciences Po.

Dr. Guriev’s research interests include political economics, development economics, labor mobility, and contract theory. Dr. Guriev has published in international refereed journals including American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Literature, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Policy and American Political Science Review. He has been a board member of Sberbank, E.ON Russia, Alfa-Strakhovanie Insurance Company, Russia Venture Company, Russian Home Mortgage Lending Agency, Russian Agricultural Bank, and the Dynasty Foundation. In 2006, he was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2009-11, he was included in the top 100 of the President of Russia’s Cadre Reserve. In 2016-17 he has served as the President of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. He is also a Research Fellow and the Leader of the Research and Policy Network on Populism at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. He is a Global Member of the Trilateral Commission, Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France and an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea.