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
Born1970 (age 48–49)
Moscow, Soviet Union
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Other namesKonstantin Gurdzhiyev
EducationMacroeconomics and Finance (PhD),
MA in Economics,
MA in Pure Mathematics
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin,
Johns Hopkins University,
University of California, Los Angeles
EmployerTrinity College, Dublin (TCD) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Known forHis dissenting views
Notable work
Business & Finance Magazine (former editor)
TelevisionTonight with Vincent Browne (TV3)
TitleAdjunct Lecturer in Finance at Trinity College, Dublin (August 2008 – present)[1]
Board member of
Non-Executive Member, Investment Committee GoldCore ltd (May 2011– present);
Advisory board member (Non-Executive) Heinz GAM (May 2011 – present);
Chairman of the Ireland Russia Business Association: IRBA (March 2009–2015);
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]
Partner(s)Married, Jennifer Hord.
Website and BLOG:

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.

On November 2013, Gurdgiev gave a TedX talk on Human Capital that widely received as one of the most fascinating outlooks on the future of employment and the 'gig-economy'. A synopsis of the talk: Constantin feels that global economy is shifting toward more human capital-intensive growth, driven by changing nature of entrepreneurship, creativity, and altering the relationship between risk taking, risk management and returns to labour. In this age of what he calls Human Capital, existent systems of political power distribution, taxation and public services will undergo a revolutionary transformation, presenting a major challenge to the advanced economies and their social democracies.

Gurdgiev identifies as a libertarian.[3][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 a Professor of Finance (Visiting) at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.[5] He is also an adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin and has lectured in Economics at University College Dublin and Johns Hopkins University[2][6] In September 2006, he became the editor of Business & Finance Magazine. He left the post in March 2008, and joined NCB Stockbrokers,[7][8] but continued at the magazine as an editorial advisor and contributor.[7]

He recently was a speaker at the CXC Conference in San Francisco GLOBALIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK FORUM :

His biography on the site refers to: Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev is the Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin, and a Visiting Professor of Finance with Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, CA (USA) specializing in Investment Theory, and Macroeconomic Analysis and Risk applications to the financial markets.

Outside academia, he acts as an adviser to and a director with a range of financial services start ups covering data analytics, B2C services and back office infrastructure for on-line financial services providers. He is also a co-Founder and Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, Ltd.

Dr. Gurdgiev is a frequent speaker on topics covering

Behavioral and macroeconomic drivers for consumer services and financial services development The role of human capital in economic development, Current and future trends in financial markets (European and Russian markets), and Ongoing geopolitical and macroeconomic risks in the global markets.

Blending high level views of technological progress, demographic and consumer preferences trends, he provides a longer-range vision for evolution of key markets and underlying supply and demand dynamics. Dr Gurdgiev’s presentations focus on sectoral and enterprise-level insights into strategic responses required to address these challenges.

His current and recent clients include a range of Fortune 500 companies and a number of institutional and private investors. At a policy level, Dr. Gurdgiev delivered presentations and testimonies in the European Parliament, Bank for International Settlements, and in a number of specialist Committees hearings at the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament).

He is a frequent contributor to international media (TV, radio and print) and has regular columns in the Cayman Financial Review, (in Russian), Decision Ireland, and the Village Magazine. Dr Gurdgiev is currently ranked second on the UK & Ireland Economists Top 100 list by City A.M.[9][10]

In the past, Dr. Gurdgiev served as the Partner and Head of Research with St Columbanus AG, the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, and Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers.[9]

Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Gurdgiev was educated in the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin.

He is the chairman of the Ireland-Russia Business Association.[6]

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.[6] He is on the editorial boards of seven international academic journals.[6]

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.[11]

In May 2011, Gurdgiev set up a Swiss fund management company called St. Columbanus AG with businessman and political activist Declan Ganley.[12]

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]

His areas of specialty include macroeconomic risk and strategy research and thought leadership.


  1. ^ a b "Constantin Gurdgiev". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Biography Constantin Gurdgiev" (PDF). Irish Architecture Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. ^ Constantin Gurdgiev on Twitter - May 7th, 2015
  4. ^ Constantin Gurdgiev on Twitter - September 19th, 2012
  5. ^ "Middlebury Directory". Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Constantin Gurdgiev: Economist". Who's Who 2010. Business & Finance magazine. Archived from the original on 13 October 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Editor leaving Business & Finance". FeaturesExec. Daryl Willcox Publishing. 21 February 2008. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Gurdgiev quits Business & Finance post". 18 February 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Constantin Gurdgiev - Personally Speaking Bureau". Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ "UK economists top 100: From George Magnus to Stephen King, these are the most influential financial experts in the UK and Ireland - City A.M." Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  11. ^ Heaney, Mick (31 March 2011). "A new heavyweight in light entertainment". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  12. ^ O'Donovan, Donal (11 May 2011). "Ganley firm to help clients put money in Swiss banks". Retrieved 1 June 2012.

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