Scientific Director

Scientific Director – Bruno S. Sergi


Bruno S. Sergi is an Associate of Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Besides, he teaches at Harvard University and is Scientific Director of the International Center for Emerging Markets Research at RUDN University – Moscow. He also teaches at the University of Messina and has taught at New York University. His area of expertise is the economics of emerging markets, with particular emphasis on Eastern Europe and Asia.


Dr. Sergi’s extensive academic career, publications, and advisory roles have established him as a frequent guest, contributor, and a commentator on the matters of contemporary developments in political economy and emerging markets in a wide range of media. He has done research at the IMF and at a number of national central banks’ research departments in Western and Eastern Europe. He has been a fellow at the Contemporary Europe Research Centre (1999-2009) and an Honorary Fellow of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne (2010-2011), as well as a Marie Curie Actions’ Senior Research Fellow (EU’s 6th Framework Programme).


Since 2009 he has coached two networks of trade-union economic experts: the SEE TUs Economic Experts’ Network and the NIS TUs Economic Experts’ Network, both of which are under the framework of the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation. He is a member of the Balkan Economic Forum’s Advisory Board (2016-present) and a scientific adviser for the PhD program in Economics at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (2016-present).


He holds a M.Sc. and M.Phil. in economics from the University of London and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Greenwich Business School – London.