Constantin Gurdgiev: Economist
A leading figure in economics commentary and a past group editor of Business & Finance magazine, Dr Constantin Gurdgiev is an adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College Dublin, chairman of the Ireland-Russia Business Association, and head of research and strategy with Heinz Associates.
Russian-born Gurdgiev is an honorary fellow of the Copenhagen Institute and fellow of the Pharmaceutical Economics Council. He is a member of the Academy of Political Science, the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association and of the editorial boards of seven international academic journals. He is also a member of the executive panel of the McKinsey & Co.
He holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and Finance from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University (USA) and an MA in Pure Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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 to 2000, he was awarded a Millennium Scholarship Award from the University of Chicago. In 2000 to 2004 he was the holder of the Whatley Award from Trinity College Dublin.