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About Jeff Schubert

This is my personal internet-site about uses and abuses of power, and about generally intelligent people whose thinking so often becomes stupid. I initially graduated in economics, but then decided to study history. After graduation there were few well-paying jobs for historians, so I became a professional economist.

I am now an independent business consultant and writer. Am also a Visiting Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, where I teach a Masters Degree module: “Russia’s East Asia Foreign Policy”. Writing book on “Eurasia’s Future”.

I am former Head / Director of the “International Center for Eurasian Research”, School of Public Policy, RANEPA (“Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration”), Moscow.
See: http://ion.ranepa.ru/en/scientific-centers/2715/

Prior to this, I lived in China for two years, and wrote a “White Paper” for AustCham on reform of Chinese financial sector, publicly launched in Shanghai on 26 February 2016 by Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison.
See: http://www.austchamshanghai.com/application/files/6414/7097/8626/Australian_Financial_Services_Business_in_China_EN.pdf

Prior to that, I was research consultant to “Shanghai Institute of International Financial Centre (SIIFC), Shanghai University of Finance and Economics”.
China related internet site: www.shanghai-ifc.org
China business email is: schubert@shanghai-ifc.org

I lived in Russia before moving to Shanghai in early 2014
See: www.russianeconomicreform.ru
Russia business email is: schubert@russianeconomicreform.ru

Language skills are: Russian (“advanced”​ business reading, but speak with bad grammar); Chinese (speak and read Mandarin at “lower” level)

I am a former Chief Economist of HSBC (Australia) and a former economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Treasury, and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. I was heavily involved in tax reform as Economics and Taxation Policy Adviser with a major Australian business association.