Leadership team



Vladimir Stanislavovich Nazarov – Ph.D. in Economics, Director of the Financial Research Institute of the Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation, member of the Board of the Finance Ministry, member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation

Field of expertise: interbudget relations (including development of methods of distributing transfers between regional and local budgets), public sector reform, development of regional and local authorities efficiency assessment techniques, direct taxes, pension system reform, health economics.

Included in the “Golden 100” of the Management Personnel Reserve under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.

Contacts: +7 (495) 699-74-14



Igor Alekseevich Yakovlev – Ph.D. in Economics, First Deputy Director, Head of the International Finance Centre.

Contacts: +7 (495) 699-75-92; iyakovlev@nifi.ru


Elena Nikolaevna Makhnyova – Economic Issues Deputy Director.

Contacts: +7 (495) 699-86-23; emakhneva@nifi.ru


Igor Yuryevich Varyash - Doctor of Economics, Head of the Analytical Centre of Research in Finance of the FRI, Academic Secretary of the FRI Academic Council.

Field of expertise: macroeconomics; sociology; megaregulation; issues about conducting basic, applied and exploratory social and economic research, experimental sociological and financial development.

Contacts: +7 (495) 699-74-14; +7 (495) 699-74-14;
E-mail: varjas@nifi.ru

Background Information (.pdf)