He holds a PhD in economics and is director of the Economic Theory Department at the Institute for World Economy and International Relations [IMEMO]. He holds a chair at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). He is an adviser to the EU-Russia Industrialist Round Table and to the Committee for industrial politics of the Russian Federation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. At this point, he is involved in more than 25 projects aiming at the elaboration of recommendations for Russian economic policies. He is Russia´s leading specialist in the area of economic and political model building and the analysis of the regulation of international trade and investment. His principal fields of research are political economy of economic policy; political economy of global economic governance; theory and history of international trade and investment; political and institutional problems of developing markets.