Dr. Yevgeny Kuznetsov is Senior Research Fellow, Migration Policy Institute (a global think tank in Washington, DC) and a senior innovation consultant, World Bank. Fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, he has been working on innovation, growth and talent mobility for 17 years as a Senior Economist in the World Bank which he joined in 1995 from Brookings Institution. He has acquired a unique perspective on reforms which blends insights of a practitioner (design of technology and innovation projects in more than 30 countries, with focus on BRICS ) and a scholar (more than 30 articles and books on innovation and knowledge-based growth).
He is an architect, editor and a key author of OECD-World Bank (2014) book Making Innovation Policy Work – Learning from Experimentation which puts forward an experimental Schumpeterian perspective on innovation policy and institutions. In recent years, he also focused on diasporas of highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries and has published two books on that issue.
His recent book (2013) How Can Talent Abroad Induce Development at Home? Towards a Pragmatic Diaspora Agenda brings together innovation and international migration perspectives on development.