Tymofiy Mylovanov obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). He has taught at European and American institutions of higher education, including the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include game theory and contracts, institutional design, and his academic papers on these topics have been published in leading international academic journals such as "Econometrica," "American Economic Review," and "The Review of Economic Studies." From August 2019 to March 2020, he served as the Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine.
Rector at KSE University. Tymofii Brik obtained his PhD in sociology from the University Charles III of Madrid (Spain). He was named the Best Young Sociologist of Ukraine in 2018. In the spring of 2023, he was invited to be a professor of international research at Northwestern University. He has also been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Together with the Head of the Department of Social Policy, Lucinda Platt, he won a grant to study the needs of Ukrainian forced migrants. Since 2021, Tymofii Brik has been the national coordinator of the European Social Survey (ESS), which is conducted in most European countries. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the analytical center Cedos, a member of the Advisory Board of the "Rating Sellers" project at Texty.org, the editorial board of the journal Social Forces, and the Advisory Board of the research company Gradus.
Maksym Obrizan is an economics lecturer and Associate Professor at KSE. He obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Iowa (USA). As a consultant, he has participated in a series of projects for the World Bank, USAID, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, both in Ukraine and abroad. Recently, in addition to teaching, he has been working as a researcher at the Secretariat of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All. He has published 19 articles in journals indexed in SCOPUS with 595 citations, and has an h-index of 10. He is an editor of RePEc New Economic Papers on Economics of transition economies and a regular reviewer of academic papers for international publications.
Academic Director of the Master's Programs in Business and Financial Economics and Economic Analysis at KSE, Assistant Professor. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia (USA) and a Master's degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Has over 20 years of teaching and applied research experience in the fields of financial markets and monetary economics.
Academic Director of the Master's Program in Public Policy and Governance at KSE, Associate Professor. A Candidate of Political Sciences. Ivan Gomza publishes his research in international academic journals (Problems of Post-Communism, Journal of Democracy, and Nationality Papers). He is also the author of several books, including the latest, "The Decadence Republic: Ideology of French Integral Nationalism under the Third Republic" (Kyiv: Krytyka, 2021), which was nominated for the PEN Ukraine Award. Since October 2019, Ivan Gomza has been a full member of the research network "PONARS Eurasia," where he develops innovative approaches to studying social, political, and economic processes in Eurasia.
Academic Director of the Bachelor's Programs in Business Economics and Economics and Big Data at KSE, Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Known for his research in the field of stochastic analysis, particularly for models with long-term dependence. He has received the President of Ukraine Award for Young Scientists and a number of other awards for his scientific achievements. Georgiy Shevchenko is a member of the editorial boards of the international peer-reviewed scientific journals "Modern Stochastics: Theory and Applications" and "Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics."
Economics lecturer at KSE, Assistant Professor. Olena holds a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy) and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA). She researches international trade, economic policy, and the economies of developing countries. She is the editor of the Baltic Journal of Economics and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Trade Research Center at the KSE Institute.
Economics professor at KSE. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan (USA) and a Candidate degree in Physics and Mathematics. In 2021, he was elected a member of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Economic Theory and Economic Theory Bulletin (Springer, Germany). From 2017–2019, Pavlo was a member of the Scientific Committee of the National Council for the Development of Science and Technology.
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Economics Studies and an Assistant Professor. He obtained his PhD degree in Agricultural Economics and Applied Statistics from the University of Göttingen (Germany). Oleg is the founder of the Food and Land Use Research Center at KSE and co-organizer of the first European Association of Agricultural Economists Seminar (155th EAAE Seminar) in Kyiv in 2016. He has more than 18 years of international experience in applied research and consulting on agri-food markets and policies, as well as transportation economics. Oleg actively participated in the analytical support and promotion of several important reforms in Ukraine, including the comprehensive land reform and the introduction of a full-fledged agricultural land market. He has worked in Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, and Belarus.
A Public Policy and Governance Associate Professor at KSE with a PhD degree in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). Along with teaching, she is a consultant on open governance, anti-corruption policies, and government integrity for international organizations (Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning). She also has experience in implementing international and participatory projects in the private, public, and academic sectors in Ukraine, Sweden, and Germany and is a member of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society. She received an award from the Association for the Study of Nationalities for the best article in a doctoral dissertation in 2021: “Citizen Participation in Ukrainian Regional Centers: The Role of Local Patronal Networks”.
An economics lecturer at KSE, holds a PhD in economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute, Czech Republic. Among her academic achievements, it is worth noting her publication in the "Südosteuropa" journal, two articles published in the "CERGE-EI Working Paper Series," and two diplomas with honors in "International Economic Relations." She has worked for financial and consulting companies such as Moody's and Deloitte. Currently, she teaches while also working at one of the largest international pharmaceutical companies, Novartis.
A Public Policy and Governance lecturer at KSE. She received a Law Master's Degree from the University of Ottawa (Canada). She is a staff sergeant in the department of moral and psychological support in the Command of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Prior to the full-scale invasion, she held the position of Vice President of Public Policy and Governance at KSE. Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2014-2019). From 2004 to 2012, she held the position of National Manager for Rule of Law in the Office of the Coordinator of Projects of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. She is a co-author of textbooks on administrative justice and writing court decisions, a scientific editor of translations in the field of legal philosophy. She coordinates and conducts research in the fields of global and national security, critical infrastructure.
Senior vice-rector of KSE University. Yegor Stadnyi earned a dual Master's Degree in history from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" and in East European Studies from the University of Warsaw. He headed the analytical center, Cedos, from 2018 to 2019. From September 2019 to June 2020, he served as the Deputy Minister of Education and Science for Higher Education. He has developed his own course on contemporary Ukrainian history for students in economic and technical programs.
Solomiya Shpak is a lecturer in Public Policy and Governance at KSE and an Assistant Professor. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University (USA). Her articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Comparative Economic Studies. She was awarded the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) prize for the best academic article of 2021: "The Oligarch Vanishes: Defensive Ownership, Property Rights, and Political Connections". Solomiya is a research economist in the Financial Stability Department of the National Bank of Ukraine. She has worked as a consultant at the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute. She is also a researcher at George Mason University and teaches labor economics at the University of Maryland, College Park (USA), where she holds the position of Visiting assistant professor.
Anton Liagusha is the Dean of the Graduate Department of Social Sciences and Humanities. A Candidate of Historical Sciences. He is a researcher at the New School University Consortium (New York). He has taught courses at George Mason University and is an expert in public history, historical narratology, and media communications. He has experience implementing international humanities projects.
Larysa is an Economics lecturer at KSE. She obtained a PhD in Economics from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (Germany). She has won 16 awards and grants, including the Gold Certificate for scientific writing, the Center for Independent Research (Greece), the Bremen University doctoral scholarship (Germany), the IRISS research visiting grant, CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg), and the Soros Foundation workshop participation grant for "Innovative teaching strategies: theory and application," among others. Larysa is the author of numerous scientific works, including "Industrial Taxation and Economic Growth in Ukraine in the 1920s and 30s" and "The Impact of the Welfare State on Trust Formation: A Multidimensional Approach."
Marina is a Public Policy and Governance lecturer and Assistant Professor at KSE. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Hamburg (Germany). She has 19 publications in international peer-reviewed journals indexed in Scopus, covering topics such as EU foreign policy, European Neighborhood Policy, Ukraine-EU relations, decentralization reforms in Ukraine, and their international support. In addition, Marina is a senior researcher at the KSE Institute's Center for Sociological Research, Decentralization, and Regional Development. She is also the coordinator of KSE's participation in the international academic project "REDMOS" under the European Commission's Horizon Europe program (2023-2025), dedicated to the critical study of EU efforts to promote democracy in Eastern Europe.
Dmytro is a Public Policy and Governance lecturer at KSE. A Candidate of Psychological Sciences. He is currently a visiting researcher at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at George Washington University and a part-time lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). He worked as the Head of International Communications at the Ministry of Finance and was the Head of the "Public Finance Management" professionalization program at KSE from 2017 to 2022.
Sergii Kiiashko is an economics guest lecturer at KSE and an economist at the IMF. He obtained a PhD in economics from Princeton University (USA) and used to be a researcher at NBU. His research interests center around sovereign debt crises, fiscal and monetary policy. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.
Olga Kupets is an economics lecturer at KSE and an Assistant Professor. A Candidate of Economic Sciences. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank for a long period of time. She has also worked as an expert for several international organizations, including the International Labour Organization, UNICEF, the European Training Foundation (ETF), the ERSTE Foundation, the European University Institute, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She has taught at universities and research centers in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Japan during her several-month-long research visits.
Hanna Vakhitova is an economics lecturer at KSE and an Assistant Professor. She obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Kentucky (USA) and has been teaching for over 16 years. She has over 18 years of experience in data analysis, policy impact evaluation, and thematic research for the World Bank, the International Organization for Migration, the International Labour Organization, the European Training Foundation, European Union (Horizon 2020), and the Ukrainian government.
Director of the KSE Institute. She holds a Master's degree in Probability Theory and Statistics from Kyiv National University (Ukraine) and a Master's degree in Economic Analysis from KSE and the University of Houston (USA). She has 8 years of experience in managing and conducting policy and economic research in public procurement, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, private sector strategic development, economic strategies for governments, regional policies, and international trade.
Economics lecturer at KSE. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). In addition to teaching, he works as a research department manager for the Department of Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis at the National Bank of Ukraine.
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Sociology lecturer at KSE. Holds a PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University (USA) and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She is the author of research on protests and revolutions, including the books "Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi" (Oxford University Press, 2019) and "Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany since 1945" (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Mathematics professor at KSE. A Candidate of Mathematical Sciences. She has over 15 years of teaching experience. She leads the jury of the Mathematical Section of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and is the author and lecturer of mathematics courses at BigBrotherSchool and Real Science. Also serves as a member of the editorial board for the "In the World of Mathematics" journal.
Public Policy and Governance professor at KSE. Holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. She was a scholarship recipient from the French government for a joint doctoral program at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Paris) and the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Her dissertation focuses on the comparative analysis of interstate reconciliation policies, using the examples of Ukraine-Poland and Greece-Turkey. In addition to teaching, she works as the Head of the analytical research and academic programs department at the Ukrainian Institute. Previously, she was the Director of the Center for International Studies at the Hennadii Udovenko under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2017–2019) and a member of the Board of the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” (2015–2020).
Professor and Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Science. Dmytro has over 20 years of academic and teaching experience. He mentored 12 winners of the International Mathematics Olympiad. Also, he is the co-author of Mathematics textbooks for pupils "Merzlyak & Co".
Mathematics lecturer at KSE. He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Since 2016, Taras has been teaching mathematics in various formats, including one-on-one tutoring, in public and private schools. He is also a guest lecturer at public events. Taras has also established himself as a university faculty and has experience working as a data analyst in the IT industry. Therefore, students of Taras Pavlov learn about the practical applications of mathematics in real-life processes.
English language lecturer at KSE. She holds a CELTA certificate (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Maria Pavlius (Olkhovyk)
English language lecturer at KSE. She holds a Master's Degree in Law with knowledge of English and Spanish from the Kyiv National Linguistic University. With 14 years of teaching experience, Maria is the author of textbooks for the Green Country school network. She taught business English for seven years at Yappi Business English School and is a corporate teacher of business English at Zoral Labs, an IT company.
English language lecturer at KSE. She holds a Master's degree in Correctional Education from the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.
Economics lecturer at KSE. A Candidate of Economic Sciences. She is a member of the industry competition commission for the 2nd round of the All-Ukrainian competition of student scientific works in "Entrepreneurship" from 2020–2023. Halyna has authored over 40 scientific and methodological works, including co-authoring textbooks such as "Microeconomics Workshop", "Project Management" and "Strategic Business Partnerships". She has developed and taught proprietary courses, educational programs, distance learning courses, and methodological materials.
Mathematics lecturer at KSE. A Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences. She is a co-author of textbooks on mathematics and preparation guides for the Ukrainian External Independent Testing (EIT) in mathematics. Liliana has authored scientific articles in pedagogy, testology, and the mechanics of deformable solids.
Lecturer in Economics at KSE. He holds a Master's Degree in East European Studies with a specialization in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Currently pursuing a PhD Degree at the International Max Planck Research School, Germany, while teaching and conducting research. Previously he worked at Caritas Luxembourg and the Institute for European Politics in Berlin.
English language lecturer at KSE. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She worked as a methodologist, authored textbooks at Green Country English school, and developed lessons for UNICEF.
Management lecturer at KSE. Holds an MBA degree from Riga Business School and is pursuing a PhD Degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Has over 10 years of experience as a survey team leader at Fontes Vadības konsultācijas, the leading HR consulting company in the Baltic region.
Psychology lecturer at KSE. Holds a Master's degree in Psychology and has over 12 years of experience in providing individual psychological consultations.
Management lecturer at KSE. Holds an MBA degree from Babson College (USA) and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Brown University (USA).
Management lecturer at KSE. Holds a Master's Degree in European Law from King's College London (UK). A graduate of the Professional Fellows Program (USA), winner of the Alumni Impact Award (USA), and a Chevening scholar.
Mathematics lecturer at KSE. A candidate of Technical Sciences. Experienced teacher of discrete mathematics, combinatorics, and cryptography, with 16 years of higher education teaching experience (including 11 years of continuous seniority). Winner of the President of Ukraine Award for Young Scientists for his work on "Models and methods of cyber defense of confidential information in information and communication systems."
Mathematics lecturer and Head of the Educational Research Laboratory at KSE. A Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences. Lecturer has over 20 years of scientific and pedagogical experience. An international expert in the quality of higher education at SQAA (ENQA). Chair of the industry expert council for mathematics and statistics at the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance.
IT lecturer at KSE. Holds a Master's Degree in Economic Analysis from KSE and is pursuing a PhD in Economics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In addition to teaching and research, he works as a lead economist in the Modeling Unit of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Department at the National Bank of Ukraine. Winner of the "Economic Conference for Students and Young Researchers, NBU, 2019" and placed second in the "GlobalLogic Computer Vision Hackathon".
Lecturer of natural sciences at KSE. A Candidate of Biological Sciences. He is a Senior Researcher at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology. He is also the Head of the Department of Scientific Information, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Activities at the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology.
Lecturer of Public Policy and Governance at KSE. In 2006–2007 Inna completed a Master's Degree in European Policy at Lund University (Kingdom of Sweden). In 2018–2019, she studied on the Fulbright Scholar program at UC Berkeley in the USA. In addition to her academic work, she is a member of the Parliament of Ukraine and previously served as the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine from 2014 to 2016. She is also a co-founder and former Head of the think tank Cedos.
Lecturer of sociology at KSE. A Candidate of Sociological Sciences. She has over 15 years of teaching and research experience. She is an expert in designing social research and applying network analysis. She has coordinated research projects for various international organizations, including UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, WHO, IOM, the World Bank, IFES, NDI, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator Office in Ukraine, the Council of Europe, Engage/Pact Inc., and UCBI/Chemonics Inc. projects with the support of USAID, Internews-Ukraine,
Ecodiya NGO, and the International Renaissance Foundation.
Professor of Public Policy and Governance at KSE. He holds a Doctor of Economics Degree. From 1995 to 1997, Viktor Pynzenyk served as Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. 3rd Minister of Economy of Ukraine. 8th Minister of Finance from February 2005 to August 2006, 10th Minister of Finance from December 2007 to February 2009.
IT lecturer at KSE, who graduated from KPI. In addition to his teaching role, he also works as a Lead Unity Engineer at BetterMe. He has personally created two comprehensive courses, "Software Architecture" and "Game Apps Development," which include lectures and laboratory assignments and are now available to anyone interested on YouTube and GitHub.
IT lecturer at KSE. A Candidate of Computer Sciences. Along with his lecturing responsibilities, he also works as a Lead Software Engineer at EPAM Systems and previously worked as a Lead Software Engineer at Samsung Electronics.
Art history lecturer at KSE. A Candidate of Art History. She is a member of the Historians of The Netherlandish Art and Renaissance Society of America.
IT lecturer at KSE. He holds a Master's Degree in Flexible Computerized Systems and Robotics from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and working in the IT industry. In addition to teaching, he works as the CTO of the IT company QOTEQ.
Professor of Political Science at KSE, the Elise and Jack Lipsey Professor in the Department of Political Science, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the College at the University of Chicago. An early and leading practitioner of the use of game theory to model the institutions of authoritarian regimes, Gehlbach is author of the widely used textbook "Formal Models of Domestic Politics".He is currently first vice president of the SIOE, associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and organizer of the annual Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Eurasia. At the University of Chicago, Gehlbach co-led the process to create a new Ph.D. Program in Political Economy; he now leads the program as its director.
Professor of History at KSE. Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Southern California. Yuliya's major research interests fall under the broad heading of cultural exchange, interaction, and borrowing between Russia and Ukraine. Her most recent book project, tentatively entitled "The Vanished: Memory, Temporality, Identity in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine", revisits the major issues of memory studies—collective memory and trauma, post-memory, remembrance, memorials, and reconciliation—and shifts the discussion to the social and cultural dimensions of forgetting.
Professor of Economics at KSE and at the University of Western Ontario. He obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and is an economic advisor and economist. Igor specializes in consumer debt and bankruptcy, political economy, and human capital. His research has been presented at numerous international conferences and seminars at universities and central banks, and published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal Macroeconomics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Economics Letters.
Professor of Urban Studies at KSE. Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He obtained a PhD in Economics from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Andrii explores the implications of telecommuting for the spatial distribution of economic activity, the effect of land use regulations on local and aggregate economic performance, the effects of transportation improvements on the urban form, the relationship between housing prices and job polarization within local labor markets, etc. He has also worked on regional development policies for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
Professor of History at KSE. Military historian, journalist and book reviewer. He obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University (Canada). He is the Canadian correspondent for Times Educational Supplement and is a contributor to Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic and TLS. Nathan is the author of "The Damned", which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction; "Baptism of Fire", which was a finalist for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction; the widely praised "The Battle of the St. Lawrence".
Law Professor at KSE. Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Previously a Partner in the Global Disputes practice of Jones Day in Washington DC, he spent 20 years as an international law counsel representing multinational corporations and sovereign states in complex international disputes. Charles has acted in international arbitrations and litigations across a range of sectors and industries, has been counsel to clients with treaty-based claims in Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and has appeared as counsel in international matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, ICSID, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitral tribunals.