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    I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Social & Decision SciencesCarnegie Mellon University and a Research Associate at the NBER Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program. During the academic year 2015-16 I am on leave at Princeton University Institute for Advanced Study.

       I was born in Moscow, the former Soviet Union, and educated at Moscow State University. My doctoral degree in economics is from Keio University in Japan. I had been previously affiliated with the USSR (Russian) Academy of Sciences, Yokohama City University, The University of Chicago and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

    My research interests are in the fields of economics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth, and also in economics of incentives, institutions, and property rights.