Constantin Gurdgiev

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Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev's academic research focuses on theoretical models of habit formation, taxation and international finance. His contributions to academic literature range from analysis of international debt markets to financial economics and theoretical macroeconomics. He is currently working on academic books in the areas of international debt and development, finance and economics of the property rights.

Between 1992 and 2000 he served as a Projects Director for East-West Global Trade, Ltd., an advisor to the board of directors of the California-Russia Trade Association, as a member of the Chicago-Moscow and Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Sister-City Committees. He was a Founding Member of the Board of the Russia-USA Cultural Centre on Bolshaya Polyanka developed to promote business, cultural and scientific exchanges between the two countries [1]

Free Market think tanks

Dr. Gurdgiev frequently contributes to economic and social policy debate in Ireland and Europe. He served as a member of the advisory panel with the Government of Ireland's Enterprise Strategy Group and is active in developing and analysing legislative proposals in the areas of excise taxation, healthcare and regulation. His work on European policies is published by international think-tanks, including the Policy Institute, the Institute for International Integration Studies, Cato Institute, Centre for the New Europe, Copenhagen Institute and the Stockholm Network. He writes regularly in the Irish, the US and European press. He currently edits Ireland's only independent policy analysis quarterly, the Open Republic magazine and co-edits the weekly Policy Watch newsletter: [] and is also the founder of the Open Republic Institute, the Irish think tank.