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Vyacheslav Shironin

Dr. Shironin’s post-Soviet experience has focused on business research, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and institutional analysis of post-Soviet (transitional) economies. He was a 2005 Fulbright Scholar, working at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has served as Advisor to the First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation(Bank of Russia); Director, Center of SME Development (Academy of National Economy, Government of Russia); columnist for the newspaper Izvestia; and Chair of the Departmental Advisory Board at FINEC, St. Petersburg University for Economics and Finance. He has also managed and participated in various international projects, including the organization of surveys and interviews for the World Bank, USAID, and TACIS.

Dr. Shironin completed graduate and postgraduate degree in the Department of Economics, Moscow State University, and holds a Ph.D. in computer mathematics, from the Computer Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1981).