Sergei Guriev

Sciences Po, France

I am excited to be a part of this important project. I have read World of Labor before and have always found it very useful. I hope that policymakers, academics and students alike will benefit from my contribution that summarizes recent research on this important issue.

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Sciences Po, Paris, France

Research interest

Political economy, development economics, labor mobility

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2016–2019)

Past positions

Rector, New Economic School, Moscow (2004–2013)


Habilitation degree, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2002

Selected publications

  • “Facts, alternative facts, and fact checking in times of post-truth politics.” Journal of Public Economics 182:104123 (2020) (with O. Barrera, E. Henry, and E. Zhuravskaya).

  • “The effect of income on trust: The evidence from 2009 crisis in Russia.” Economic Journal 129:619 (2019): 1082–1118 (with M. Ananyev).

  • “Informational autocrats.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 33:4 (2019): 100–127 (with D. Treisman).

  • “The industrialization and economic development of Russia through the lens of a neoclassical growth model." Review of Economic Studies 84:2 (2017): 613–649 (with A. Cheremukhin, M. Golosov, S. Guriev, and A. Tsyvinski).

  • "The European trust crisis and the rise of populism." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 48:2 (2017): 309–400 (with Y. Algan, S. Guriev, E. Papaioannou, and E. Passari).