Experts & Staff
Nonresident Senior Research Fellow
Senior Advisor, Skolkovo Innovation Foundation, Moscow
Yevgeny Kuznetsov is a Nonresident Senior Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and Senior Advisor to the Skolkovo Innovation Foundation in Moscow.
Dr. Kuznetsov, who joined the World Bank in 1995 from the Brookings Institution and is currently on leave from his position as Senior Economist at the World Bank, is a specialist in technological innovation and international migration of the highly skilled. He focuses on the political economy of reforms of innovation and higher education systems. He has acquired a unique perspective on reforms, blending the insights of a practitioner (he has provided operational support to innovation projects in Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, Russia, Iran, Armenia, Tanzania, Morocco, Colombia, and other economies) and those of a scholar (he has written more than 30 articles and books on innovation and knowledge-based growth).
In recent years, Dr. Kuznetsov has also focused his work on the diasporas of the highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries, and has published a book and a number of articles on that issue.