Elena Besedina is an Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher at Kyiv School of Economics.
Elena received her Ph.D. in Economics at Bocconi University in 2008 and Master’s degree in Public administration and International Development at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (now Harvard Kennedy School), in 2003. She was a recipient of the Joint Japan and World Bank scholarship that was used to finance her studies at Kennedy School of Government.
Elena’s focus is on policy-relevant research and analysis in the area of international trade, political economics and development economics. Elena Besedina is an Editor of the Baltic Journal of Economics and a member of the editorial board of the Trade+ Research Center at KSE. She also serves occasionally as a short-term consultant for the World Bank.