Director of the Moscow Institute of Economy in Transition

Yegor Gaidar is the Director of the Moscow Institute of Economy in Transition. Among his several governmental positions, Yegor Gaidar was Deputy Chairman for Economic Affairs and Minister of Economy and Finance in 1991, as well as being acting president of the Russian Government between June and December 1992. In 1993 he was elected to the Russian Duma for the Democratic Choice of Russia party – in favour a party in favour of market liberalisation that he himself founded and presided over. At present, Yegor Gaidar is also Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Union of Rightist Forces, Vice President of the International Democratic Union and Honorary Professor at the University of California.