GlobalSource Partners’ Kazakhstan Country Analyst Evgeny Gavrilenkov is one of the leading theoreticians and authorities on Russia and Kazakhstan’s economic transformations. In a career spanning government analytics, academia, and private sector economic analysis, he has consistently ranked among the top economists explaining, analyzing and forecasting the Russian economy, and he is also widely known for his economic research and analysis of FSU countries, particularly Kazakhstan.
Dr. Gavrilenkov is a founder of GKEM Analytica, a research firm focused on macroeconomics and financial markets. He is also the editor-in-chief of Moscow’s National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) Economic Journal, the publication he founded in 1997 to produce a better understanding of market economic theory and practice, and Russia’s economy in particular.
Most recently, Dr. Gavrilenkov was the chief economist at Sberbank’s investment arm, Sberbank CIB, where he was consistently ranked in industry surveys as Russia’s top economist. While at Sberbank, he was also chief economist for FSU countries including Kazakhstan. Prior to that, he worked at the joint World Bank-Russian Federation Bureau of Economic Analysis, serving as Deputy Director General and Acting Director General. At the same time, he worked at the Carnegie Moscow Center, where he was a scholar-in-residence, and at the HSE, where he served as Dean of the Institute of Macroeconomic Research and Forecasting.
He began his career at the government think tank Center for Economic Analysis, where he rose to Acting Director, and was a Head of Department at the main computer center at Gosplan (later the Center of Economic Analysis), where he worked on macroeconomic modeling with a focus on interstate trade. He has written numerous papers on issues relating to Russia’s economic opening and growth; its finance, trade, market and energy industry institutions; and on the creation of norms toward credible monetary and fiscal policies in Russia.
Dr. Gavrilenkov has served as a guest professor at Hitotsubashi University in Japan and as a visiting researcher at the government of Japan’s Economic Research Institute. He has also been a guest researcher at the Bank of Finland, a visiting professor at the Sorbonne Pantheon University in Paris, and a visiting researcher at the International Monetary Fund. He holds a degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in economics from the Moscow Aviation Institute.