Scientific Director

Scientific Director – Bruno S. Sergi


Bruno S. Sergi is a co-founder and Scientific Director of the International Center for Emerging Markets Research at RUDN University – Moscow. He is also an Associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, where he focuses his research and lectures on the economics of Russia, China, and other emerging markets. He also teaches at the University of Messina and has taught at New York University. He is an Associate Editor for The American Economist (an official publication of Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Honor Society in Economics) and his area of expertise is in the economics of emerging markets.


Dr. Sergi’s extensive academic career, publications, and advisory roles have established him as a frequent guest, contributor, and commentator on the matters surrounding the contemporary developments in political economy and emerging markets throughout a wide range of media outlets.


He has done research at the IMF and at multiple 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 at 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).


He has published numerous books, the most recent titles being Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies (Routledge 2003); Global Business Management (Ashgate 2007); The Political Economy of Southeast Europe from the 1990 to the Present (Continuum 2008); and Misinterpreting Modern Russia: Western Views of Putin and His Presidency (Continuum 2009).


He has also published extensively in a wide spectrum of scholarly journals such as Comparative Economic Studies; Eastern European Economics; European Journal of Development Research; International Labour Review; Journal of Economic Issues; Journal of Management Development; Journal of Post Keynesian Economics; Management Decision; Technology Analysis & Strategic Management; Thunderbird International Business Review.


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.