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President of Kyiv School of Economics to Deliver In-person Lecture, ‘A University in Wartime,’ on Feb. 12

Tymofiy  Mylovanov
Tymofiy Mylovanov

Tymofiy Mylovanov, president of the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and former minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, will deliver a lecture titled, “Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) - A University in Wartime,” on Monday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Isenberg School of Management, Room 111.

Mylovanov, who earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, has taught at several leading universities, including the Rheinische Friedrich–Wilhelms–Universität Bonn, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, and the University of Pittsburgh.  He is credited with transforming KSE from a graduate program in economics to a university, a top Ukrainian think tank (KSE Institute), a prominent charity foundation and a top-ranked business school.

Mylovanov served as the deputy chairman of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine from 2016-19, and as the minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine from 2019-20. From December 2020 until November 2023, he served as advisor to the head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine and chaired the Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom from 2021 to 2023, of which he was reappointed as a member in 2024.

Mylovanov has published academic articles in top-tier journals, such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies. He co-founded VoxUkraine during the Revolution of Dignity to improve Ukraine’s economic discourse. Forbes Ukraine recognized him as a top economist in 2014 and 2015.  He is frequently interviewed by the media, including CNN and BBC.

His visit is organized by the UMass Amherst International Programs Office and its director, Vice Provost for Global Affairs Kalpen Trivedi, and Anna Nagurney, the Eugene M. Isenberg Chair in Integrative Studies, with support also provided by the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter.

UMass Amherst and KSE have partnered to support Virtual Scholars in Ukraine to reduce brain drain, who work with faculty at UMass Amherst, as well as exchange students from KSE. For more information, visit the Supporting Ukraine through Academic Partnership web page.