Leonid Grigoryev is a Russian economist, the author of more than 300 publications, the co-author and scientific adviser of many monographs and projects. L. Grigoryev was born in 1947 in Moscow, he graduated from Moscow State University and in 1972 got PhD (“Cyclical reproduction of fixed capital in USA”). Professor Grigoryev is a co-founder of Economic and Mathematical School at MSU (1967-1971 – President of the School).

He started his career in 1971 as a research fellow of World Economics and International Relations Institute and in 1980 became the head of the Economic activities department. In 1990 Leonid Grigoryev worked as an expert in the Economic reformation Commission firstly under USSR and later Russian Federation Government, He also took part in the composition of “500 days” – unrealized program of the transition from the planned USSR economy to market economy in order to overcome the economic crisis of 1990s.

L. Grigoryev worked as a Deputy of the Minister of Economy and Finance of Russia (1991-1992), adviser in the Russian Directorate of International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, was a head of the Bureau of Economic analysis (1997 – 2001), was the President of the “Energy and Finance Institute” Fund, the adviser of the Minister of Energy (2002), Chairman of the Board of Expert Institute, chairman of World Wide Fund Russia. In 1999 Leonid Grigoryev became a member of International and Defence policy Council.

In the period from 2013 to 2023 Leonid Grigoryev was the Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical centre for the Government of the Russian Federation. In June 2013 L.Grigoryev became a tenured professor of National Research University Hogher School of Economics.

Married, daughter Nataliya.

Professional interests

World and Russian economics, business cycle and forecasting

World Energy

Middle class, interests of the social groups

Property rights and privatization, corporate control problem

Accumulation process, private financial system


1968 - Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University

1968 - 1971 - Post-graduate of Moscow State University

1972 - PHD in Economics

1979 - Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (Philadelphia, USA)

1999 - European Institute of Business Management (INCEAD, Fontainebleau, France), the course "People Management"