Welcome! I apply methods of computational social science to the problems of political economy of poor and middle-income countries: exporing determinants of tax avoidance and fiscal capacity, measuring electoral manipulation, quantifying censorship, studying the behavior of business elites and the executive branch. Much of my work focuses on data from Russia.

I have received Ph.D. in Political Science and M.Sc. in Statistics from The University of California, Los Angeles in June 2018. I am now employed as a Lecturer at UCLA offering classes on Russia’s domestic politics and foreign policy.

Before coming to UCLA, I received M.A. in Economics from The New Economic School (with concentrations in Finance and Economic Development), and B.Sc. in Physics from The Novosibirsk State University.

You can find PDF version of my CV here.