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 presently Head / Director of the “International Center for Eurasian Research”, School of Public Policy, RANEPA (“Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration”), Moscow.
RANEPA email address: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
I lived in Russia before moving to Shanghai in early 2014
Russia business email is: email@example.com
Language skills are: Russian (“advanced” business reading, but speak with bad grammar); Chinese (speak and read Mandarin at “lower intermediate” 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.