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Irina Denisova
Lead Economist at CEFIR
Professor at the New Economic School
Researcher at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics (CEMI), Russian Academy of Science

Research interests:

Labor Markets, Microeconomics of Unemployment, Effectiveness of Government Labor Market Programs, Poverty and Inequality, Social Policy

Short Bio:

Dr. Irina Denisova is a core member of CEFIRís team who initially worked at RECEP and joined CEFIR when it was founded in 2000. She is also a professor at the New Economic School, where she teaches courses in macroeconomics and labour economics, and a researcher at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics (CEMI).

Dr. Irina Denisova received a Ph.D. degree from Manchester University in the U.K. after she had finished Post-Graduate Program in Economics at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics (CEMI), Russian Academy of Sciences (1987 -1990) and had graduated from the Department of Economics at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (Diploma with Distinction in Economics) in 1987. She was a recipient of Swedish Professorship Award for CEFIR and NES (2000-2002), Research Grant from the Ford Foundation (2001), Research Grant from Economic Education and Research Consortium Russia (EERC) (1996), Research Grant from the Ford Foundation (1994).

Irina Denisoava has got a lot of publications in professional magazines, her articles on education, social policy, labour markets appear on a regular basis in Russian mass media.

In 2017, Irina Denisova was awarded ARETT Oder of Merit for economic analysis. ARETT Oder of Merit is presented annually to Russian economists for their outstanding contribution to the development of economic analysis in Russia.

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Contact Information:

Office 720
Nakhimovsky prospekt 47
117418 Moscow
Russian Federetion

Tel: +7 (495) 925–50–02
E-mail: IDenisova (at)
Nakhimovsky prospect 47, office 920 & 720 117418 Moscow Russia
Phone: +7 (495) 925 5002 Fax: +7 (495) 925 5003
E-mail: cefir (at)
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