Alexei P. Kireyev

Born: August 10, 1960
National of: Russia
Current position: senior economist, IMF
1982    M.A. (Honors), international economics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
1985    Ph.D., international economics
1990    Doctor of sciences, economics
1993    Full professor of economics
1999    Master of Arts, economics, George Washington University, USA
IMF career:
1993-96           senior public affairs officer
1996-99           economist
2000-03           IMF representative to the WTO
2003-current   senior economist
Academic experience
1982-89           MGIMO, associate professor, full professor of economics
1991-92           Pacific Lutheran University, USA, visiting professor
2011                American University, MGIMO, visiting professor
2010-current   Moscow School of Economics, visiting professor
2016                Carnegie Mellon University (Australia), visiting professor
Other work experience:
1989-91           Staff of President, senior economic advisor
1992-93           Frank Russell Co., USA, investment consultant
1992-93           World Bank Moscow Office, economist
12 books and over 100 articles
Country experience:
Russia, Switzerland, France, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon, Djibouti
Personal: Married with one child
Interests: Karate, orchestral conducting


Significant publications


  1. Building Integrated Economies in West Africa: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility. IMF (April 2016). Editor and author of six chapters.
  2. Principles of Finance. M., Vita-press, 2015
  3. International Macroeconomics. M., International Relations, 2014, 621 p. ( ).
  4. International Microeconomics. M., International Relations, 2013, 556 p. ( ).
  5. Advanced Microeconomics: Problems and Solutions (with P.Kireyev), M., University Press, 2010, 160 p.
  6. Economics. An Introductory Text, Students’ Practice Book, Internet-based distance-learning resources, Practice CD, and Instructor’s Manual. M., Vita Press, 2007-present, 283 p.  (9th edition, first place and grand prize at the International Book Fair, 2008, nomination “Textbook of the XXI Century”).
  7. Applied Macroeconomics. M., International Relations, 2006, 456 p.
  8. International Economics: Trade and Investment. Vol. 1, M., International relations, 1997-present (Third edition).
  9. International Economics: Financing and Programming. Vol. 2. M., International relations, 1997-present (Third edition).
  10. History of Economic Thought. International economics. (Editor).  M., Higher School of Economics, 2006, 718 p.
  11. International Economics and Business. Encyclopedic Dictionary. M. Abby-Press, 2008 (electronic version).
  12. Who will pay for Star Wars? The Economics of Armament and Disarmament, M., International Relations, 1988, 266 p.



  1. WTO Accession Reforms and Competitiveness: Lessons for Africa and Low-Income Economies. In African Perspectives on the Future of the WTO, Sept 2016 
  2. The Macroeconomic Implications of WTO Accessions. In WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism. WTO, Cambridge University Press, 2015. 
  3. WTO Accessions – What Does the Academic Literature Say. In WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism. WTO, Cambridge University Press, 2015.



  1. Theories of International Trade of the 21st Century. International Economics, Almanac. Vol. 7, 2011. Available at
  2. Krugman's Puzzle. International Economics, Almanac. Vol. 7, 2011. Available at
  3. Pioneers of International Economics, The School of Economics, 2006, No.4, p. 220-249. Available at
  4. Privatizing Finance for Development. The Green Cross Optimist. Autumn, 2006, Available at
  5. Fiscal policy and debt sustainability. Sub-Saharan Africa: Weathering the Storm. IMF Regional Economic Outlook 2009.p. 40-45. With D. Guimarães, R.Keyfitz. Available at
  6. Sustaining and Broadening the Growth Momentum. Global Monitoring Report 2008. Washington DC, World Bank, 2008, Chapter 1, with R. Harmsen.
  7. Arms production, SIPRI Yearbook 1992, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1992, pp. 361-90 with P. Miggiano.


IMF Working Papers (available at

  1. A Network Model of Multilaterally Equilibrium Exchange Rates, IMF Working Paper No. 16/130, with Andrei Leonidov.
  2. China’s Imports Slowdown: Spillovers, Spillins and Spillbacks, IMF Working Paper No. 16/51, with Andrei Leonidov.
  3. Network Effects of International Shocks and Spillovers, IMF Working Paper No. 15/149, with Andrei Leonidov.
  4. How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, IMF Working Paper, No.15/99.
  5. Inclusive Growth and Inequality in Senegal, IMF Working paper, No. 13/215.
  6. Export Tax and Pricing Power. Two Hypotheses on the Cocoa Market in Côte d’Ivoire IMF Working Paper 10/269.
  7. Non-Econometric Methods for Exchange Rate Assessment in Low-Income Countries. IMF, Mimeo, 2009.
  8. The Macroeconomics of Remittances: the Case of Tajikistan. IMF Working Paper 06/01.
  9. Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Empirical Approach), IMF Working Paper 02/139.
  10. Liberalization of Trade in Financial Services and Financial Sector Stability (Analytical Approach), IMF Working Paper 02/140.
  11. Econometric Analysis of Discrete Reforms. IMF Working Paper 01/156.
  12. Financial Reforms in Sudan: Streamlining Bank Intermediation. IMF Working Paper 01/53.
  13. Comparative Macroeconomic Dynamics in the Arab World - A Panel VAR Approach, IMF Working Paper 00/54.
  14. Kuwait: From Reconstruction to Accumulation for Future Generations. With N. Chalk, M. El-Erian, S. Fennell, and J. Wilson, IMF Occasional Paper No. 150, April 30, 1997. 

Numerous contributions to the IMF Survey, IMF country reports on international macroeconomic policies and individual countries in 1993-2015.

A full list of publications in 1983-1993 is available at