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Goryunov, Maxim

Assistant Professor

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2016/2017, 2017/2018

Ph.D. Institution

CERGE-EI Prague, Czech Republic


I am an economist with a focus on economic theory.My research interest is in how frictions and imperfections affect economic outcomes, from individual decision making to market structures to labour market outcomes.I conducted my PhD in Economics at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education,  Economic Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague, Czech Republic, under the supervision of Jakub Steiner. During my studies my main research interest was the study of sorting outcomes on the frictional labour markets. My work focuses on connections between theory and data with a goal to design procedures to identify relevant economic parameters from available data. My secondary research interest lies in the area of industrial organization. With my colleagues from the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics (CMSSE) in St. Petersburg, Russia, we aim to understand how spatial frictions shape the distribution of economic activity on monopolistically competitive markets.During my studies I also actively engaged in teaching. Starting from the time of my first MA degree at Novosibirsk State University I was a teaching assistant for Microeconomics and Economic History courses at the undergraduate level. Later during my PhD studies I was a teaching assistant for Econometrics courses at graduate level. Finally, last year I taught two courses of my own at Irkutsk State University: Game Theory and Labor Economics.
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