Starodubrovskaya Irina V.

- Candidate of Economic Sciences, Head of Center for Political Economy and Regional Development

Date of birth: April 17, 1961 Tel.: (495) 695-45-98
E-mail: irinas@iep.r

By Decree of April 25, 2012 of the President of the Russian Federation, Irina V. Starodubrovskaya was awarded the Order of Friendship for substantial contribution to development of the social and economic strategy of Russia till 2020 (the Stratagy-2020).

Education

  • 1978–1983: The Economics Department of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (diploma: "an economist and professor in political economy")
  • 1984–1986: postgraduate training at the Institute of Economics of the USSR Academy of Sciences

Foreign Languages
English – fluently

Work Experience

  • 1987–1991: The Institute of Economics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Junior Researcher, Senior Researcher;
  • 1991–1992: The Work Center for Economic Reforms under the Government of the Russian Federation, Expert;
  • 1993–1996: The Moscow Representative Office of the World Bank, Economist;
  • 1996–2001: Non-Profit Fund of Restructuring of Enterprises and Development of Financial Institutions, from 1997 -- Deputy General Director (an institutional component of the MBRD loan "assignment of the departmental housing fund"; 1999 – Head of Preparation of the Pilot Project of Social Restructuring of Far North Regions;
  • 2002–2006: the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Head of the Municipal Development Department
  • 2007 – present day: The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Director of the Center for Political Economy and Regional Development.

Professional Interests
• Economic and social aspects of reforms in Russia
• Antitrust policy
• Housing and public utilities reform
• Specifics of restructuring of northern territories
• A complex of reforms on the municipal level
Participation in Projects
• Analysis of the outputs of the tax reform and development of proposals on continuation of it (project under the USAID grant, 2003);
• Restructuring of the public sector and ensuring of higher efficiency of expenditures of regional and local budgets (within the frameworks of the project "Technical Assistance to the Reform of the Budget System on the Regional Level" together with the Fund for Restructuring of Enterprises, 2004–2006);
• Organization of local government in cities of federal importance (the project under the USAID grant, 2004);
• Local government restructuring issues: structural and financial aspects (CEPRA, 2003–2004);
• Development of the instruction aid on municipal governance for senior officers of local government authorities of settlements (the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, 2005);
• Municipal Reform Monitoring (CEPRA, 2005–2006);
• The regional specifics of implementation of the municipal reform in conditions of a transition period (CEPRA, 2006);
• The Project "Analysis of Financial Aspects of Realization of the Local Government Reform" (The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, 2006–2007);
• Monitoring of administrative reform measures carried out in the Perm Territory (Administration of the Governor of the Perm Territory, 2007);
• Implementation of the local government reform in the Khabarovsk Territory (the project under the USAID grant, 2008);
• Technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation in the field of inter-budgetary relations (the Fund for Restructuring of Enterprises and Development of Financial Institutions, 2007).

Publications
Monographs and Chapters in Monographs:
• From Monopolism to Competition. - М.: Politizdat, 1990.
• The Social and Political Prerequisites and Repercussions of the Economic Crisis // The Russian Economy in 1991. Trends and Prospects / Co-authors: V.А. Mau, I.P. Vasiliev, V.V. Stupin. - М.: The IET, 1992.
• Housing and Public Utilities Reform: The Specifics of the Selected Model //The Economy of the Transition Period. Essays on the Economic Policy of the Post-Communist Russia 1991-1997. - М.: The IET, 1998.
• Great Revolutions: from Cromwell to Putin / Co-author: V. Mau. - М.: Vagrius, 2001.
Also in English: The Challenge of Revolution. Contemporary Russia in the History of Revolutions. - Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
• Housing and Utility Services // Russia's Post-Communist Economy. – Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
• Housing and Public Utilities Reform: In Search of New Approaches // The Economy of the Transition Period. Essays on the Economic Policy of the Post-Communist Russia. 1998–2002 (Chapter 23). М.: Delo, 2003.
• Goal-Oriented Budgeting: Approaches to Implementation on the Regional and Local Levels. М.: The IET, 2008.
• The Municipal Reform in the Republics of the Southern Federal District. The Nauchnye Trudy series No. 132 / Co-author: N. Mironova. М.: The IET, 2010. 15 printed sheets.
• The Issues of Rural Development in Conditions of the Municipal Reform in Russia . The Nauchnye Trudy series No. 141 / Co-author: N. Mironova. М.: The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (IEP), 2010. 9.7 printed sheets.
• The Year 2010 – Completion of the Municipal Counter-Reform // The Russian Economy in 2010. Trends and Prospects. (Issue No. 32) / Co-author: N. Mironova. М.: the Gaidar Institute, 2011. 1 printed sheet.
• The North Caucasus: Modernization Challenge / Co-authors: N. Zubarevich, D. Sokolov, Т. Intigrinova, N. Mironova, Kh. Magomedov. The Delo Publishing House, the RANEPA, 2011.
• Analysis of Regional Anti-Crisis Policy / Co-authors: N.V. Zubarevich, V.S. Nazarov, Е.А. Gorina. М.: The Delo Publishing House, the RANEPA, 2012. 344 pages. (The Economic Policy: Between Crisis and Modernization).
• The Origin of Conflicts in the North Caucasus / Co-author: D.V. Sokolov. М.: The Delo Publishing House, the RANEPA, 2013. 280 pages. (The Economic Policy: Between the Crisis and Modernization).
• Dagestan: The Dynamics of Intraconfessional Relations in Islam // The Russian Economy in 2012. Trends and Prospects (Issue 34) / М. : The Gaidar Institute, 2013. pp. 635.-642.

Articles on monopolism and competition, financial and industrial groups, housing reform and the revolutionary nature of Russian transformation, including:
• The Nature of Monopoly and Barriers to Entry in Russia // Communist Economies and Economic Transformation, 6, 1994;
• Financial-industrial Groups: Illusions and Reality // Communist Economies and Economic Transformation, 7, 1995;
• Restructuring of Enterprise social Assets in Russia: Trends, Problems, Possible Solutions (Co-author – L. Freinkman) // Communist Economies and Economic Transformation, 8, 1996;
• Economic Regularities of the Revolutionary Process // Social Science, 30, 1999 (Co-authour – V. Mau).

Other interviews, publications, articles and reviews:
• Interview to the Ekho Moskvy Radio Station , June 26, 2001;
• Why Russia is not Honolulu. Review on the book by A.P. Parshev – Why Russia is not America? (2002);
• Report Local Government: Problems and Solutions (Points presented to the Public Debates: Local Government and Civil Society held on July 24, 2002 in Nizhny Novgorod);
• Academic advisor to the research: Regional Aspects of Development of the Economy of Russia in Terms of Development of the Concept of Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Altai (S. Zhavoronkov, О. Izryadnova and V. Mau). – М.: The IET, 2002;
• The Municipal Reform: What do We Argue About? // Konservator, No.15, 20.12.2002;
• Proposal on Vesting of Revenue Sources in Local Budgets (on the Basis of Calculations as Regards Four Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation) – Co-author: М. Slavgorodskaya. – М.: The IET, 2003;
• Housing and Public Utilities Reform: Development and Crisis? – М.: the IET, 2003;
• Comments on the Draft Amendments Introduced by the Government of the Russian Federation to the Tax and Budget Codes as Regards Financial Principles of Local Government – М.: The IET, 2003;
• The Analysis of Revenue Sources and Expenditure Obligations of Municipal Entities (I. Starodubrovskaya, S. Zhavoronkov, K. Milentieva, M. Slavgorodskaya, A. Yudin, E. Korovin, E. Senkton, G. Kitchen, I. Gautier, F. Vialankur, М. MacMillan and D. Brown). – М.: The IET, 2003;
• The Tax Reform in Russia: Problems and Solutuions. The Scientific Work series No. 67R. (S. Sinelnikov-Murylev, P. Kadochnikov, K. Nepesov, D. Nekipelov, E. Shkrebela, L. Anisimova, I. Starodubrovskaya, S. Batkibekov, M. Slavgorodskaya, Yu. Bobylev, T. Malinina). – М.: The IET, 2004;
• The Issues of Local Government Reform: Structural and Financial Aspects. (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya and A. Yudin). – М.: The IEP, 2004;
• Basement of Power Structure. Real Local Government is Formed When There is No Other Way Out . Gazeta.ru, 09.06.2004;
• Experience of the Municipal Reform in the Leningrad Region (Co-authors: М. Slavgorodskaya and I. Bobrov) / The Economic and Political Situation in Russia in may 2004. – М.: The IET, 2004;
• Local Government: The Principles of Organization . The Radio of Russia, the Persona Grata program, 16.06.2004;
• Guidelines for Formation and Restructuring of Foundations of Local Government (Co-authors: E. Markvart and O. Klimenko) – 2004;
• Guidelines for Formation of Economic and Financial Foundations of Local Government (Co-authors: E. Markvart and O. Savronskaya). – 2004;
• The Issues of Local Government: Structural and Financial Aspects (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya, T. Letunova, N. Mironova, G. Kitchen, A. Slack, J. Gabouri and F. Vialankur). – М.: The IET, 2005;
• Organization of Local Government in Cities of Federal Importance (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya and S. Zhavoronkov). The Scientific Work series No. 87R – М.: The IEP, 2005;
• The Issues of Practical Implementation of the Local Government Reform / The Russian Economy in 2004. Trends and Prospects (Issue No. 26). – М.: The IET, 2005;
• Local Government Reform: Crisis or Development Disease? (Co-author: N. Mironova) / The Economic and Political Situation in Russia in August 2005 – М.: The IET, 2005;
• The Issues of Implementation of the Municipal Reform / The Russian Economy in 2005. Trends and Prospects. (Issue 26). – М.: The IET, 2005;
• Municipal Governance: Training Manual for Instructors (under the editorship; co-authors: O. Savranskaya, E. Markvart, M. Slavgorodskaya, D. Lantsev, O. Vorontsova, N. Mironova, S. Isupova, M. Yakubov, S. Sivayev, A. Rodionov, E. Petrova, V. Prokofiev, A. Alrxandrova, L. Rogozina and E. Gandrabura). – М.: The RANEPA, 2006;
• Monitoring of the Progress in the Municipal Reform (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya, N. Mironova, A. Khrustalev and T. Letunova). – М.: The IET, 2006;
• Municipal Reform: Further Away from the Original Concept (Co-authors: N. Mironova) / The Economic and Political Situation in Russia in JULY 2006. – М.: The IEP, 2006;
• The Issues Which Need to be Discussed // Local Government, No. (154), October 1-15, 2006.
• Short-Term Guidelines for Restructuring of the Public Sector and Upgrading of Efficiency of Expenditures of Regional and Local Budgets (A Brief Concept of Restructuring of the Public and Municipal Sectors and Upgrading of Efficiency of Budget Expenditures on Regional and Local Levels). (Under the editorship of G.E. Besstremyannaya, Е.Sh. Gontmakher, А.B. Zolotareyeva, P.А. Kadochnikov, А.Т. Katamadze, Т.L. Klyachko, Yu.N. Malginov, М.Yu. Slavgorodskaya, Е.V. Serova, S.G. Sinelnikov-Murylev, V.V. Trubin, I.V. Trunin, О.V. Shik, S.V. Shishkin and К.E. Yanovsky). – М.: The IET, 2006;
• Selective Regulatory Acts Developed Within the Frameworks of Regional and Municipal Concepts of Restructuring and Upgrading of Efficiency of Budget Expenditures (Using the Example of the Vologda Region). (Under the editorship of Е.А. Bolshakova, А.B. Zolotareva, А.Т. Katamadze Yu.N. Malginov and М.Yu. Slavgorodskaya) – М.: The IET, 2006;
• Restructuring and Upgrading of Efficiency of Budget Expenditures in Housing and Public Utilities. Volume 1. Draft Documents in the Field of Development and Management of the Housing Fund (Co-authors: Е.F. Petrova, V.Yu. Prokofiev, А.Yu. Rodionov, S.B. Sivayev and D.Yu. Khomchenko). – М.: The IET, 2006;
• Restructuring and Upgrading of Efficiency of Budget Expenditures in Housing and Public Utilities. Volume 2. Draft Documents in the Field of Management of Public Utilities Infrastructure (Co-authors: Е.F. Petrova, V.Yu. Prokofiev, А.Yu. Rodionov, S.B. Sivayev and D.Yu. Khomchenko). – М.: The IET, 2006;
• New Approaches to Organization of Budget and Extra-Budgetary Activities of Public Sector Entities (Co-authors: А.L. Alexandrova, Е.А. Bolshakova, D.G. Bychkov, А.B. Zolotareva and P.О. Kuznetsova). – М.: The IET, 2006;
• Chelyabinsk Agglomeration: Potential for Development (Co-authors: V. Glazychev, M. Slavgorodskaya, E. Turuntsev, S. Zuev, D. Polev, S. Lukyanova, S. Zyryanov, A. Khrustalev, A. Fetisov and N. Mironova). – Chelyabinsk, 2007;
• The Municipal Reform in 2007: The Specifics of Implementation (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya and N. Mironova). – М.: The IET, 2008;
• The Perm Paradox (Inspired by the Perm Economic Forum) // The Economic Policy. 2008. No. 5. pp. 32-45.
• Implementation of the Local Government Reform in the Khabarovsk Territory (Co-authors: M. Slavgorodskaya, S. Bystritsky, A. Khrustalev, N. Mironova, E. Dubinina and O. Yevstegneyeva). – М.: The IET, 2008;
• The Municipal Reform: Completion of the Vertical // The Vedomosti daily, 04.02.2009, No.19 (2289).
• The North Caucasus - Terrа Incognita / Co-author: D. Sokolov // The Economic Policy. 2010. No. 2. pp. 65-68.
• The Guidelines for Evaluation of Efficiency of Intra-Budgetary Relations in Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation / Co-authors: A. Siluanov, V. Nazarov // The Economic Policy. 2011. No. 1. С. 5-22.
• Inefficient Social Expenditures in Terms of Extensional Policy // The Economic Policy, 2011, № 3.
• Kabardino-Balkaria: Extremism and the Land Issue / Co-author: N. Mironova // Local Government, 2011, No. 5.
• Remedy for Fear: What Policy can Defuse the Conflict Situation in the North Caucasus // The Economic Policy, 2012, No. 2.
• Real Scenarios for Real Federalism // The Economic Policy Expert Channel, 06.03.2012.
• Irina Starodubrovskaya: The North Caucasus Before Popular Vote: Ways of Adjustment // IA REGNUM, 24.04.2012.
• Irina Starodubrovskaya: "Land Conflicts in the Caucasus – The Situation is a Serious One and for a Long Time" // The Kavkazsky Uzel, 14.05.2012.
• The Conflict of Overlapping Titles to Resources // The Economic Policy Expert Channel, 13.06.2012.
• How to Explain the Merits of Integration to Religious People // The Economic Policy Expert Channel, 10.12.2012.
• The Culture of Violence Should be Left in the Past // The Vedomosti daily, 05.03.2013.
• The Origin of Conflicts in the North Caucasus. Part 1.2 // The Caucasian Policy Web Portal, 07.04.2013.
• The Creative Class and ?Creative City: Russian Deflection / Co-author: D. Lobodanova // The Economic Policy, No. 5, 2013. pp. 127-149.
• Provision of Social Services in Territories of Intense Depopulation: Is There Any Solution? // Voprosy Ekonomiki. No. 11, 2013. pp. 89–111.
• Demand in Modernization in the North Caucasian Community Exists and Even Grows // Polit.ru, 14.01.2014.
• "The North Caucasian Community is Not Archaic" // The Kommersant daily, 12.03.2014.
• Return to the Model Based on Force: Possible Consequences// The Russian Economy in 2013. Trends and Prospects (Issue No. 35) / М.: The Gaidar Institute, 2014. pp. 519-524.
• The Trouble of the North Caucasus — Demand on Ideology of Violence // IA REGNUM, 20.10.2014.
• The Middle East: On Islamic Caliphate // The Vedomosti daily, 07.11.2014.

Informal institutions and radical ideologies under institutional transformation // Russian Journal of Economics. Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 182–198.

• An aggravation of the situation around  the inter-Islamic conflict in the North Caucasus /Russian Economy in 2015. Trends and Outlooks. (Issue 37)/  М.: Gaidar Institute Publishers, 2016. p 412-418.