Professor and Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics. Former: Chief Economist, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development; Senior Fellow, Brookings, Washington, DC. Professor and Director, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics; Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Visiting positions: Harvard, Stanford and MIT; Founder and President, Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR), Moscow; Programme Director, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London. Regularly provide advice to governments and international institutions, including IMF and World Bank. Has published widely on financial development, corporate governance and transition economics. Interests: emerging economies, regional and global institutional architecture.