Prior to joining academia I worked as a consultant and trade negotiator for the Russian government; and as a government consultant for various agencies in Switzerland and Canada

Government Expertise and Consulting

  • 2012 – 2015: Delegate, Russian Federation, APEC Senior Officials’ Meetings and Related Meetings, Ministers Responsible for Trade Meetings

  • March 2015 – August 2015: Executive Secretary, Inter-Agency Working Group on “Silk Road Economic Belt Initiative,” Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  • January 2015 – August 2015: Member, Expert Group on Russia’s BRICS Host Year, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  • February 2012 – August 2015: Member, Inter-Agency Working Group on Russia’s participation in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  • June 2013 – September 2014: Member, Inter-Agency Working Group on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Policy Publications

Bulletins, Conference Proceedings, Policy Memos

Book Chapters

Russian Journals

Policy Workshops and Conferences

  • 13 September, 2019 Facilitator, “Global Economic Governance Through the Lens of Inequality and Sustainable Development,” International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Geneva, Switzerland

  • 16 October, 2018 Speaker, “Beyond Surveillance Capitalism: Reclaiming Digital Sovereignty,” DECODE Symposium, Barcelona, Spain

  • 12 June, 2018 Speaker, Conference “Trade Facilitation 2.0: Enabling Trade in the Digital Age,” RTA Exchange, Panel Session on Digital Trade, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 19 April, 2018 Speaker, ICTSD Conference, “ Trade Facilitation 2.0: Enabling Trade in the Digital Age,” Geneva, Switzerland

  • 18 April, 2018 Speaker, UNCTAD E-Commerce Week, Public Private Dialogue to Drive E-Commerce, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 13 July, 2017 Speaker, Conference “Trade-Related Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements,” RTA Exchange, Panel Session on Liberalization and Market Access , Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2 April, 2015 Speaker, Russian APEC Study Center Round Table “Economic Integration in Asia-Pacific: Possibilities and Perspective for Russia”, Moscow, Russia

  • 11-12 May, 2014 Speaker, APEC Study Center Consortium Conference 2014, Qingdao, China

  • 29 September, 2014 Participant, APEC Workshop on Advancing REI in the GVC Era, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Project Work

  • Selected Consulting Projects for Ciuriak Consulting Inc., Ottawa, Canada

    • Ex-ante simulations of the effects of the introduction of steel Tariff Rate Quotas on Canada’s public budget (Government of Canada)

    • Sustainability impact assessment in support of the negotiations for the modernization of the trade part of the Association Agreement with Chile (European Commission)

    • Building gravity model for investment flows between Turkey and the European Union (European Commission)

  • Selected Research Project for BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH, Munich, Germany

    • Estimating trade elasticities for fish products (European Commission)

    • Ex post evaluation of the implementation of the Trade Agreement between the EU and its Member States and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador (European Commission)

    • Study in support of the Impact Assessment for a future Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Regulation granting trade advantages to developing countries (European Commission)

    • Position paper on innovative development finance instruments (EuropeAid)