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Alexey V. Kuznetsov

Alexey V. Kuznetsov

Doctor of Sciences in Economics, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Acting Director

Телефон: +7 (499) 124-0774

Academic degrees:

2011 – Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

2008 – Dr.Sc. in Economics. Thesis title is “Internationalization of Russian economy: an investment aspect”.

2003 – PhD in Economics. Thesis title is “The impact of globalization on German foreign economic ties”.


2001–2003: PhD student in world economy at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.

1999–2001: Moscow Lomonosov State University, graduated as a Master of Geography (Diploma with honours – summa cum laude).

2000–2001: foreign internship at Philipps Univesity of Marburg (Germany).

1995–1999: Moscow Lomonosov State University, graduated as a Bachelor of Geography (Diploma with honours – summa cum laude).

Work experience:

Since May 2019: Acting Director, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2013–2019: Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2009–2019: Head of the Center for European Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2006–2013: Head of Section for EU Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.

2003–2006; Junior Researcher, then Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Center for European Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Teaching activities:

Since 2009: Professor of MGIMO-University, Chair of Integration Studies.

Since 2011: Moscow State University, Moscow School of Economics.

2009–2019: Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the RAS, lectures for PhD students.

2007–2008: Moscow State University, Economic Faculty.

2004–2008: International University in Moscow.

Alexey Kuznetsov also held lectures at the Turku School of Economics (Finland).

Five PhD students successfully promoted under supervision of Alexey Kuznetsov.

Author of chapters in several textbooks for higher education institutions in the fields of “Economics and management”, “World economy”, “International relations” and “Foreign regional studies”.

Awards and honors:

  • Honorary Diploma of the Russian Federation President for Scientific Merits (2017)

  • Researcher of the Year of MGIMO-University (2012)

  • Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists in the field of world economy (2007) for the monograph Internationalization of Russian Economy: an investment aspect

  • “Best economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences” prize winner (2004)

Research fields:

  • world economy, international economic relations, corporate map of the world, theories of transnationalization, foreign direct investments of Western European and Russian multinational enterprises

  • European and Eurasian integration, social, economic and political problems of the EU and post-Soviet area, economy of Germany and other EU member states, trade and investment relations between Russia and the EU

  • regional economic policy, system diagnostics of regional economy, dynamic location concepts and regional strategies of companies, social and economic disparities in large developing countries

More than 30 reports in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Ekaterinburg, Smolensk and other Russian regions, in Prague, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Brussels, Berlin and other German cities, as well as in Beijing, Seoul and Washington.


  • Over 300 scientific publications, including several monographs and more than 25 articles indexed in the international databases Web of Science Core Collection and / or Scopus, including three articles in Q1 Scopus.

  • More than 60 publications in English, including “Monitoring of Mutual Investments in CIS Countries”, which twice – in 2014 and 2016 – was recognized as one of the 50 best analytical reports in the well-known ranking of 6500 “think tanks” of the University of Pennsylvania “Global Go To Think Tank”; co-authored three collective monographs of IMEMO RAS, also recognized as one of the best in this ranking in 2013–2016.

  • A number of works in German, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

  • Materials in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, magazine Expert and other analytical publications and the electronic media.

Recent publications in English:

Kuznetsov, A.V., Chirikhin, S.N., Maksimov, I.O. (2020) Novosibirsk Oblast: Untapped potential of attracting foreign direct investment, Studies on Russian Economic Development, no. 2, pp. 188–193 – https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1134/S1075700720020057.pdf.

Deak, A., Kuznetsov, A. (2019) Relational locomotive or apple of discord? – Bilateral perceptions of the economic cooperation, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, no. 2, pp. 159-170 – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14782804.2019.1566118?needAccess=true.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Kuznetsova, O.V. (2019) The changing role of border regions in the regional policies of the EU and Russia, Baltic Region, no. 4, pp. 58–75 – https://journals.kantiana.ru/upload/iblock/4e1/5-Kuznetsov_58-75.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Kuznetsova, O.V. (2019) The success and failure of Russian SEZs: some policy lessons, Transnational Corporations, no. 2, pp. 117–139 – https://unctad.org/en/PublicationChapters/diaeia2019d2a6_en.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2019) FDI geography: cultural proximity vs. geopolitical barriers, Baltic Rim Economies, no. 2 – https://sites.utu.fi/bre/fdi-geography-cultural-proximity-vs-geopolitical-barriers/.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2017) Prospects of diversifying Russian direct investment abroad, Studies on Russian Economic Development, no. 1, pp. 79–86 – https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1134/S1075700717010075.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Nevskaya, A.A. (2017) Geography of FDI from Visegrad Countries in Russia, Bulletin of Geography: Socio-Economic Series, no. 36, pp. 107–115 – https://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/BGSS/article/view/bog-2017-0018.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Gemueva, K.A., Kvashnin, Yu.D., Nevskaya, A.A., Makarova, А.А., Chetverikova, A.S., Tsukarev, T. (2017) Monitoring of Mutual Investments in CIS Countries 2017. St. Petersburg: Eurasian Development Bank, 60 pp. – https://eabr.org/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=The+Centre%E2%80%99s+reports+%E2%80%93+Eurasian+Development+Bank&event2=Report&event3=download&goto=%2Fupload%2Fiblock%2F3fe%2FEDB-Centre_2017_Report-45_MIM-CIS_ENG_2.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Volodin, A.G., Volodina, M.A., Gemueva, K.A., Gutnik, A.V., Kvashnin, Yu.D., Makarova, A.A., Nevskaya, A.A., Chetverikova, A.S., Tsukarev T. (2017) EAEU and Eurasia: Monitoring and Analysis of Direct Investments 2017. St. Petersburg: Eurasian Development Bank, 66 pp. – https://eabr.org/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=The+Centre%E2%80%99s+reports+%E2%80%93+Eurasian+Development+Bank&event2=Report&event3=download&goto=%2Fupload%2Fiblock%2F3f8%2FEDB-Centre_2017_Report-47_FDI-Eurasia_ENG_1.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2016) Framework for the analysis of geography of transnational corporations investments abroad, Baltic Region, no. 3, pp. 22–32 – https://journals.kantiana.ru/w.php?link=/upload/iblock/a8c/Kuznetsov_22-32.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2016) Foreign investments of Russian companies: Competition with West European and East Asian multinationals, Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, no. 1, pp. 77–85 – https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1134/S1019331616020039.pdf.

Kuznetsov (2015) The Baltics in the geography of the largest transnational corporations of Europe, Baltic Region, no. 1, pp. 25–35 – https://journals.kantiana.ru/w.php?link=/upload/iblock/622/Kuznetsov%20A._25-35.pdf.

Kuznetsov (2013) How to improve research efficiency in Russia: Organizational suggestions, Social Sciences (Russian Federation), no. 4, pp. 25–35 – https://dlib.eastview.com/browse/doc/43189439.

Kuznetsov (2012) Transborder corporate integration in the Baltic Sea region, Baltic Region, no. 1, pp. 11–18 – https://journals.kantiana.ru/w.php?link=/upload/iblock/844/Kuznetsov%20A.%20V._11-18.pdf.

Recent open-accessed research publications in Russian:

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2020) Economic activities of African migrants in major EU countries: New approaches [Экономическая деятельность выходцев из Африки в крупных странах ЕС: новые подходы], Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law, no. 1, pp. 6–27 – https://www.ogt-journal.com (DOI: 10.23932/2542-0240-2020-13-1-1).

Kuznetsov, A.V., Nikitina, E.N., Baronina, Y.A. (2019) The changing Arctic: Vision of prospects for sustainable development of Northern regions [Меняющаяся Арктика: видение перспектив для устойчивого развития северных регионов], World Economy and International Relations, no. 9, pp. 112–117 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_40081305_75822884.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2019) Concepts of South-South economic cooperation [Концепции экономического взаимодействия по линии Юг — Юг], Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law, no. 3, pp. 30–46 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_41342302_82943398.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2018) Russian trade with Africa: new features in the context of the “sanctions war” between Moscow with the west [Торговля России с Африкой: новые явления в условиях «войны санкций»], Mezhdunarodnye Protsessy, no. 4, pp. 6–19 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_40081543_67167031.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Fituni, L.L., Ryzhkova, E.A., Trofimova, O.E., Filonik, A.O. (2017) Islamic finance and its specifics in Europe [Исламские финансы и их специфика в Европе], World Economy and International Relations, no. 12, pp. 52–62 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_30693610_61101205.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2017) Limits of interaction of Russian and Chinese business in the countries of Eurasian Economic Union [Пределы взаимодействия российского и китайского бизнеса в странах ЕАЭС], Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law, no. 5, pp. 15–29 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_32269834_14109933.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2017) Impact of the Brexit on the outlook economic integration in Europe [Влияние выхода Великобритании из ЕС на перспективы экономической интеграции в Европе], Den’gi i Kredit, no. 3, pp. 56–58 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_28786867_63571755.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2016) Transnational corporation studies in IMEMO: Achievements and new tasks [Изучение транснациональных корпораций в ИМЭМО: достижения и новые задачи], World Economy and International Relations, no. 12, pp. 111–117 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_27657620_18395974.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2016) Economic efficiency of Russia's “Counter-sanctions” against the EU [Результативность экономических «контрсанкций» России против ЕС], The Herald of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia. Russia and the World, no. 3, pp. 136–153 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_27495712_90885140.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2015) Current situation of small parties in Germany [Современное положение малых партий в Германии], Contemporary Europe, no. 2, pp. 107–112 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_23500982_50353829.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2015) Corporate volunteering in the EU countries [Корпоративное волонтерство в странах ЕС], Mezhdunarodnye Protsessy, no. 4, pp. 99–107 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_25614391_12960488.pdf.

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2015) Risks of ethno-cultural “mosaics” in the European Union [Риски этнокультурной «мозаики» в Европейском Союзе], Regional Research, no. 4, pp. 4–12 – https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_25408096_14289834.pdf.

Main recent books in Russian:

Kuznetsov, A.V. (2019; 1st ed. – 2007) Internationalization of Russian Economy: An Investment Aspect. Moscow, URSS. – http://urss.ru/cgi-bin/db.pl?lang=Ru&blang=ru&page=Book&id=248999.

Kuznetsova, O.V., Kuznetsov, A.V. (2019; 1st ed. – 2006) System Diagnostics of Region’s Economy. Moscow, URSS – http://urss.ru/cgi-bin/db.pl?lang=Ru&blang=ru&page=Book&id=243108.

Kuznetsov, A.V., Malysheva, D.B. (ed.) (2017) The Major Developing States’ Imbalances and the Specifics of Their Interaction with the Neighboring Countries. Moscow, IMEMO – https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/ru/publ/2017/2017_014.pdf (open access).

Kuznetsov, A.V. (ed.) (2017) Governing Inflation under Economic and Social Disparities. Moscow, IMEMO – https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/ru/publ/2017/2017_027.pdf (open access).

Kuznetsov, A.V. (ed.) (2016) Optimization of Investment Ties of Modern Russia. Moscow, IMEMO – https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/ru/publ/2016/2016_043.pdf (open access).

Kuznetsov, A.V., Kuznetsova, O.V. (ed.) (2015) Regional Policy: Foreign Experience and Russian Realities. Moscow, IMEMO – https://www.imemo.ru/files/File/ru/publ/2015/2015_004.pdf (open access).

Grants and international projects:

Project of the Russian Science Foundation “Socio-economic development of large European cities: influence of foreign investments and labour migrations” (since 2019, team-leader).

Project of the Russian Science Foundation “The aggravation of competition between Russian and Chinese companies in Africa: preconditions, current status and prospects” (2017–2020, main co-researcher) with research trip to Morocco (January–February 2020).

Several projects of the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (2006–2019), including “The influence of Russian investment expansion on Russian image in Europe” (2009–2010, team-leader) and “Investment cooperation with EU countries as a way of the Russian economic modernization” (2011–2013, team-leader).

Project of the Russian Science Foundation “Optimization of Russian foreign investment ties under deterioration of relations with the EU” (2014–2018, team-leader).

Joint Russian-German project about climate consequences for economic development of Yamal within Blue Action of EU program “Horizon 2020” (2016–2018, leader of IMEMO’s team).

Several projects under financial support of the Eurasian Development Bank about foreign direct investments of CIS countries (2011–2017, team-leader).

Joint project of IMEMO-Institute and Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable Development (USA) “Emerging Markets Global Players” (2009–2013, leader of the Russian team).

International project “European Identity, Cultural Diversity and Political Change” within 7th EU Framework Program (2014–2015) with scholar’s guest visit in the Catholic University of Leuven (March–April 2015).

Various projects of IMEMO-Institute for the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Federal Financial Markets Service and the Russian Union of Manufactures and Owners (RSPP) and Center for Strategic Research (2003–2018).

TACIS project – “Institutional, legal and economic federalism in the Russian Federation” (2005–2006).

Grant of the President of the Russian Federation for young Ph.D for the project “Late Internationalization of Russian Economy” (2005–2006).

INO-Center project (by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, Carnegie Foundation and McArturs' Fund) – “Baltic Region as the corn of economic integration between the Russian North-West and the EU” (2004–2005).

Membership of editorial boards of academic journals:

  • Editor-in-chief of the Outlines of Global Transformations journal from the RSCI database on the platform of WoS (since 2017 – https://www.ogt-journal.com/jour).

  • Member of the editorial board of the Current Problems of Europe journal from the RSCI database on the platform of WoS (since 2019 – https://upe-journal.ru/en/).

  • Member of the editorial boards of several other journals and almanacs.

  • Member of the editorial board of Strategic Global Forecast 2030 published in Russian, English, Chinese and Korean.

Membership of professional associations:

  • Member of the Academic Council of Russian Geographical Society (since 2014)

  • Member of the Executive Council of New Economic Association (since 2014)

  • Member of the Board of the Association of European Studies (since 2017)

  • Member of the Russian International Affairs Council (since 2019)

  • Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP) (since 2019)

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Gross Russian Encyclopedia (2015-2017)

  • Member of several organizing conference committees of All-Russian Scientists conferences, as well as Annual April Conference at the Higher School of Economics (head of section “World Economy” since 2013)

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