Constantin Gurdgiev

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Constantin Gurdgiev
Константин Гурджиев
Dr Constantin Gurdgiev at the Centre for Global Economic Development.jpg
Dr Constantin Gurdgiev at the Centre for Global Economic Development
Born 1970 (age 44–45)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Residence Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Russian
Other names Konstantin Gurdzhiyev
Education Macroeconomics and Finance (PhD),
MA in Economics,
MA in Pure Mathematics
Occupation Economist
Employer Trinity College, Dublin (TCD)
Known for His dissenting views
Notable work(s) Business & Finance Magazine (former editor)
Style Informal
Television Tonight with Vincent Browne (TV3)
Title Adjunct Lecturer in Finance at Trinity College, Dublin (August 2008 – present)[1]
Board member of
Head of Research St Columbanus IA (June 2011 – present);
Non-Executive Member, Investment Committee GoldCore ltd (May 2011– present);
Advisory board member (Non-Executive) Heinz GAM (May 2011 – present);
Chairman IRBA (March 2009– present);
Head of Macroeconomics Institute for Business Value, IBM (November 2009 – May 2011);
Chief Economist Irish Exporters Association (2009–2011);
Head of Strategy & Research, Global Markets Heinz Associates (November 2008 – October 2009);
non executive director Business & Finance Magazine (March 2008 – October 2009);
Director of Research NCB Stockbrokers (2008–2008);
Editor Business & Finance Magazine (September 2006 – April 2008);
Lecturer in Economics Trinity College Dublin (2000–2006)[1]

Constantin Gurdgiev (Russian: Константин Гурджиев, Konstantin Gurdzhiyev; born 1970) is a Russian economist based in Dublin, Ireland.[2] He is a former editor of Business & Finance Magazine and a regular panelist on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3.

In resigning from Newstalk, broadcaster Eamon Dunphy described Gurdgiev as one of the "dissenting voices" that management at the radio station wanted off the airwaves.[3] Cork Fine Gael TD Áine Collins notoriously said that Gurdgiev should "get on a plane back to Moscow", such was the level of his criticism of the party's policies when in government.[4]

Early life[edit]

Gurdgiev was born in Moscow in 1970. He holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and Finance from Trinity College, Dublin, an MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Pure Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gurdgiev is an adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin and has lectured in Economics at University College Dublin and Johns Hopkins University[2][5] In September 2006, he became the editor of Business & Finance Magazine. He left the post in March 2008, and joined NCB Stockbrokers,[6][7] but continued at the magazine as an editorial advisor and contributor.[6]

He is the chairman of the Ireland-Russia Business Association.[5]

As well as being a member of the Academy of Political Science, the American Economic Association and the American Finance Association, Gurdgiev is also an honorary fellow of the Copenhagen Institute and fellow of the Pharmaceutical Economics Council.[5] He is on the editorial boards of seven international academic journals.[5]

Gurdgiev frequently contributes to economic and social policy debate in Ireland and Europe. He is a regular guest on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3.[8]

In May 2011, Gurdgiev set up a Swiss fund management company called St. Columbanus AG with businessman and political activist Declan Ganley.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Constantin Gurdgiev". LinkedIn. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biography Constantin Gurdgiev". Irish Architecture Foundation. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eamon Dunphy leaving Newstalk with a bang". 30 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ O'Hanlon, Eilis (20 May 2012). "One's wage had better be matched by one's usefulness". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 20 May 2012. We all know the details of the case by now... before going on to suggest that Trinity economist Constantin Gurdgiev, who has been consistently critical of the Government's response to the financial crisis, should "get on a plane back to Moscow". 
  5. ^ a b c d "Constantin Gurdgiev: Economist". Who's Who 2010. Business & Finance magazine. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Editor leaving Business & Finance". FeaturesExec (Daryl Willcox Publishing). 21 February 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gurdgiev quits Business & Finance post". 18 February 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Heaney, Mick (31 March 2011). "A new heavyweight in light entertainment". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  9. ^ O'Donovan, Donal (11 May 2011). "Ganley firm to help clients put money in Swiss banks". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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