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Irina Karelina

  • Irina Karelina has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 1984

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1978

    Zhdanov Leningrad State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience


Training Program. Launching Conference of the Project NORDIC-RUSSIAN GREEN GROWTH ARENA, Malmö


USAID’s training program of the USA. Thinking Like Think Tanks


International Training Centre. Successfully completed a training programme on: procurement in World Bank financed projects


CEFRI, Paris, Programme of Preparations for management


International Training Program: Business Support Policies and Regulations, University of California, USA


Stockholm Institute of East European Economics Internship Program


Leadership action learning, Swedish International training Program: Supportive Urban

Courses (2017/2018)

Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus



  • 2018
    Регион Балтийского моря: от сдерживания к диалогу (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Опыт сотрудничества российских и европейских регионов в рамках транснациональной программы «Интеррег. Регион Балтийского моря»
  • 2016
    Гайдаровский форум 2016 "Россия и мир: взгляд в будущее" (Москва). Presentation: Опыт участия регионов Северо-Запада РФ в программах приграничного и транснационального сотрудничества ЕС
  • Международные программы научно-технического и приграничного сотрудничества: новые возможности поддержки интернационализации организаций Санкт-Петербурга (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Программа Региона Балтийского моря 2014-2020
  • XV Общероссийском форуме «Стратегическое планирование в регионах и городах России: диалог в поисках согласованности» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Программа Интеррег региона Балтийского моря 2014-2020: возможности и перспективы

Employment history

International Centre for Social and Economic Research the «Leontief Centre», Director-General; Chairman of Supervisory Board of the Autonomous Noncommercial Organization ICSER Leontief Centre


Key qualifications:  (Relevant to the project)

  • A consultant with 7 years post-graduate experience in local governance and self-government system issues with working experience throughout Russia.
  • Broad experience in research and consultancy in the area of regional and local economic development in Russian regions and cities. Professional expertise in area of public finance and fiscal system analysis at federal and regional levels.
  • Strong public policy analysis and consultancy skills. Experienced as trainer and evaluator.
  • Senior consultant for a number of research and consultancy projects funded by Tacis, World Bank, DFID, USAID, Eurasia Foundation, Soros Foundation etc.
  • Representative of Russia (St. Petersburg) in CSPD/BSR VASAB 2010, Assistant of Secretary of Russian National BSR Interreg III B sub-committee with experience in preparation of analytical materials, presentations, working meetings and seminars etc.
  • 20 years of experience in international projects and program activities (VASAB 2010, BSR Interreg III B, Tasic) with specific focus on cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Organization of more than 100 workshops, seminars and conferences across Russia, including international events within BSR Interreg II C, BSR Interreg III B, Tacis, VASAB programs.