Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Vsevolod Ostapenko

Vsevolod Ostapenko

Ph.D. in Economics (St. Petersburg State University)

Vsevolod Ostapenko is an economist specializing in a broad area of macroeconomics, including the theory and practice of macroeconomic policy, monetary economics, and the history of macroeconomic thought. He graduated from St. Petersburg University in 2010, completed a postgraduate program there and obtained a doctorate degree in 2016. His ongoing research concentrates on the evolution of a money supply endogeneity concept and fiscal policy’s long-run impact on total factor productivity and misallocation. In his academic career, he held various posts at the Faculty of Economics and Smolny College of St. Petersburg University, as well as a visiting position at HSE. In 2020, he delivered a series of guest lectures, “Russian Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Context,” at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. He was awarded the Lecturer of the Year at the Faculty of Economics of St. Petersburg University twice, in 2018 and 2020, and the Best Instructor at the School of Economics and Management of HSE-St. Petersburg in 2022. He is joining Durham University as an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the 2022/2023 academic year.

As a member of the Smolny team, Vsevolod took part in a collective research project, “Development of the Educational Model of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Context of Digitalization,” in 2020 and was engaged in the co-organization of several scholarly events. In particular, he served on the conference on Money and Ethics program committee in 2021, and initiated the first academic discussion of MMT in Russia within the international workshop, arranged jointly by Smolny and Bard in 2019.