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Russia's Sergey Guriev appointed EBRD Chief Economist

Guriev left Russia due to risks caused by preparation of an expert report on Yukos case, which doubted the guilt of the company’s management in tax crimes

MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Russian economist Sergey Guriev has been appointed as Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). According to a statement published in the bank’s official Twitter account, Guriev will start commencing his duties in autumn 2016.

Earlier TASS reported that Guriev was negotiating appointment as Chief Economist at EBRD instead of Erik Berglof. The appointment sets a precedent of a Russian national taking the position of the bank’s Chief Economist.