Constantin Gurdgiev

(18 Jun 2008)

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev is is currently employed as the Head of Research for St. Columbanus AG, and the Adjunct Lecturer in Finance, Trinity College, Dublin. He also serves as the Chairman of Ireland Russia Business Association, and holds non-executive appointments on the Investment Committees of GoldCore, Ltd (Ireland) and Heinz Global Asset Management, LLC (US). In addition, Dr Gurdgiev lectures in the Smurfit School of Management, University College Dublin and serves as a Visiting Professor of Finance with the Russian State University. He is research-active in macroeconomics and finance, as well as economic policy analysis.


Previously Dr Gurdgiev served as the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Special Adviser to the Irish Exporters Association, & Group Editor and Director of Business & Finance Publications.


Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr Gurdgiev was educated in the UCLA, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin. Dr. Gurdgiev is an Honorary Fellow of the Copenhagen Institute, Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy Council, Member of the Academy of Political Science, the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, Member of the Editorial Board of five international academic journals and a Member of the Executive Panel of the McKinsey&Co. He holds PhD in Macroeconomics and Finance from Trinity College, Dublin, MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and MA in Pure Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Dr. Gurdgiev’s academic research focuses on theoretical models of habit formation, taxation and international finance. His contributions to academic literature range from analysis of international debt markets to financial economics and theoretical macroeconomics. He is currently working on academic books in the areas of international debt and development, finance and economics of the property rights.

Dr. Gurdgiev frequently contributes to economic and social policy debate in Ireland and Europe. His work on European policies is published by international think-tanks, including the Policy Institute, the Institute for International Integration Studies, CATO Institute, Centre for New Europe, Copenhagen Institute, CEPOS, Open Europe, and the Stockholm Network.

He is the recipient of the World Medal of Freedom, 2006 and Man of the Year, 2005 awards from the American Biographical Institute. In 1998-2000, Dr Gurdgiev was awarded a Millennium Scholarship Award from the University of Chicago. In 2000-2004 he was the holder of the Whatley Award from the Trinity College, Dublin.

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