Chief Economist Group


Yaroslav Lissovolik joined the Eurasian Development Bank as its Chief Economist in 2015.

He worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington in 2001-2004, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation.

Then, in 2004, Yaroslav joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist for Russia. He was promoted to Head of Research in Russia in 2009, and became a member of the Deutsche Bank Russia Management Board in 2011.

Yaroslav earned a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MA in International Economic Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He also holds a PhD in Economics and is a professor in the Department of World Economy at the Diplomatic Academy.

Yaroslav is a member of the Scientific and Methodological Council of the Federal State Statistics Service, a member of the Council on Foreign and Defense policy, and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

He became a member of the Expert Council of the Russian government in 2012, as well as of the Working Group on macroeconomic policy of the Presidential Economic Council. Yaroslav became the Program Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club in 2016.

He has published books on Russia's entry to the WTO and on Russia's integration into the world economy, as well as numerous articles and papers on economic and policy issues.

On 16 January 2018, Yaroslav Lissovolik was promoted to Managing Director (Research) – Chief Economist. He is now in charge of supervising the Chief Economist Group, the Centre for Integration Studies and the Strategic and Industrial Research Department.


  • To assess the current and forecast macroeconomic indicators for the EDB member states;
  • To review their macroeconomic policies and, in particular, their economic growth strategies;
  • To analyze global trends in the commodity and financial markets in order to provide macroeconomic expertise to both the Bank's internal users and the general public.

Key functions:

The research can be found in the Articles section.

  • EDB Chief economist office in Moscow:
    Krasnopresnenskaya emb. 12, Moscow 123610 Russia
  • EDB Chief economist office in Bishkek:
    21, Erkindik Blvd, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic