Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank and Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development
Expertise in macro- and microeconomic analysis, in particular in the CIS region but also East Asia, South-East Asia, EU; global and regional economic trends; economic integration; economics of infrastructure; debt and budget sustainability; global financial architecture. Extensive academic and policy-related research, ca. 160 publications. Substantial experience in managing research teams, strategic planning, budgeting, reporting, GR, and PR activities. Track record of successful start-ups in applied research and analysis. Extended active network of international collaborators.
Since October 2020: Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank and Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development.
2018-2020: Deputy Executive Director - Chief Economist of the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development, administered by EDB (Moscow, Russia). ESFD is a $9.2 bln regional financing arrangement, a part of the Global Financial Safety Net. Job responsibilities include: analysis of global and regional economic trends; macroeconomic analysis of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan with particular attention to debt and fiscal sustainability; economics of infrastructure; development of partnerships with international financial organizations.
2011 - 2018: as founding Director of the Center for Integration Studies of the Eurasian Development Bank (St. Petersburg, Russia), set up operations of the Center; built up an extensive international network of experts on the regional economy; published a series of 50 reports and prepared dozens of notes and briefs for ministries and presidential administrations of the EDB member states.
2006 - 2011: Positions held in the EDB Strategy and Research Department (Almaty, Kazakhstan): Senior Analyst, Head of Economic Analysis Unit, Deputy Head of Department). He was in charge of the economic and strategic assessment of investment projects, strategic planning, macroeconomic analysis of the Bank’s member states, sectoral analysis and technical aspects of activities of the Department. Member of the EDB Credit Committee, Technical Assistance Committee and Capacity Development Committee.
2001 - 2006: Analyst, lecturer, and invited fellow in various organizations in Russia, Germany, France, Belgium, and China. Participated in short- and medium-term projects in the field of economic development, area development, macroeconomic analysis, and regional integration under the auspices of CEPS, University of Jena, Dalian Association of International Economic Cooperation, University of Leuven, etc.
1998: Graduated from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. 1999: Master's Degree at the University of Göttingen. 2007: PhD in economics at the University of Grenoble II. 2008: Dr. Hab. in economics at IMEMO, Moscow.
Speaks Russian, English, German, and French.
Authored and co-authored ca. 160 publications, including 15 monographs. Most recent books are: Vinokurov E. (2018) Introduction to the Eurasian Economic Union. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan; Vinokurov E., Libman A. (2017) Re-Evaluating Regional Organizations: Behind the Smokescreen of Official Mandates. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Chief Editor, Journal of Eurasian Economic Integration (in Russian), 2008-2015; Chief Editor, EDB Eurasian Integration Yearbook, 2008-2013; Member of the Dissertation Council on International Economy, IMEMO, Moscow (pro bono); Professor of the Russian Academy of Science (pro bono); reviews per request for multiple journals in the fields of economy and international relations, including regular peer reviews for the Area Development and Policy, Russian Journal of Economics, Post-Communist Economies, Journal of Special Jurisdictions (pro bono); member of American Economic Association, International Studies Association, American Political Studies Association, Russian Council for International Affairs, Astana Club under President Nazarbayev, Asian Financial Think Tank.