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Alexey Konov

  • Alexey Konov has been at HSE University since 2007.

Employment history

2019 – present

HSE University – Anti-Corruption Center Director

2014 – 2019

RANEPA – Director of Anti-Corruption Education and Research Center

2010 – 2014

HSE University – Head of Civil Service Management Department

2005 – 2013HSE University – Senior Lecturer in Anti-Corruption Policy

Membership in National Working Groups, Commissions

  • Expert Council under the President’s Anti-Corruption Directorate
  • Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Expert Council under the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Interdisciplinary Council for the Coordination of the Scientific and Methodological Support of Anti-Corruption Activities

Member of National Working Groups, Commissions:

  • President’s Anti-Corruption Directorate
  • Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
  • Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
  • ROSTEC Corporation

International Activities

2019 – 2022

Chairperson of the IACA Board of Governors

2018 – present

Member of the IACA Board of Governors

2018 – present

Representative of the Russian Federation in the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group



Lomonosov Moscow State University

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2009-2010)


For the last 6 years, has overseen development and implementation of various advanced anti-corruption training programs, including:

  • “Functions of anti-corruption units of federal government bodies”; 
  • “Organizing corruption prevention at regional level”;
  • “Anti-corruption” for employees of the Bank of Russia;
  • “Combatting corruption in state corporations, state companies, public law companies”;
  • “Combatting corruption in organizations under the Government of the Russian Federation”;
  • “Combatting corruption in organizations under the federal government bodies”;
  • “Legal and organizational aspects of corruption prevention” for employees of the Pension Fund of Russia.

Legislative Drafting and Guidelines Development

Participated in drafting key Russian anti-corruption legislation, including: 

  • Federal Law of 25.12.2008 No. 273-FZ «On combating corruption» with amendments
  • Federal Law of 03.12.2012 No. 230-FZ “On monitoring the conformity of expenses of persons holding public office and other persons with their income”
  • National Anti-corruption plans, e.g. National anti-corruption plan for 2018-2020"

Took part in preparation of official guidelines to anti-corruption legislation, including: 

  • Income and asset disclosure guidelines;
  • Guide on implementing corruption prevention measures in organizations; 
  • Corruption risk assessment guidelines;
  • Guidelines on managing typical conflict of interest in the public service.
  • Guidelines on sanctioning public servants for non-compliance with anti-corruption prohibitions and restrictions

Research and Consulting

Participated in more than 100 research and consulting projects for government agencies and private companies on various anti-corruption issues, including:

  • Anti-corruption in public procurement;
  • Anti-corruption restrictions and obligations for public office holders and public servants;
  • Preventing, detecting and managing conflict of interest in the public service;
  • Income and assets disclosure and verification procedure for public office holders and public servants;
  • Post-employment restrictions for public office holders and public servants;
  • Anti-corruption agencies at regional level;
  • Corruption risk assessment in government agencies and SOEs;
  • Corruption prevention measures for private companies;
  • Monitoring and measuring effectiveness of anti-corruption reforms.


Academia against Corruption in the Americas

Director of the Anti-Corruption Center took part in the 6th Annual Academia against Corruption in the Americas conference, held on October 18-20 in Mexico City (Mexico) and online. 

Anti-corruption training for the BRICS countries

On June 19-24, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted an anti-corruption training for anti-corruption specialists from the BRICS countries in Vienna (Austria). 

Conference on Combating Corruption in Kazakhstan

On June 16, the director of the Anti-Corruption Center took part in the conference "Perspectives of Enhancing Corruption Activities in the Republic Of Kazakhstan".

Expert group meeting on non-criminal liability for corruption

On May 2-3, the UNODC hosted an expert group meeting on civil and administrative liability for corruption. Anti-corruption practitioners from 20+ countries participated in the EGM. 

Forum on Business Integrity in Uzbekistan

The Director of the HSE Anti-Corruption Center participated in the 2nd Forum “Integrity in the Business Community of Uzbekistan”.

Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration

On July 25-29, the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) held its annual conference in Rabat, Morocco.

UNODC Panel Discussion on Anti-Corruption Education

On 15 June 2022, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organised a panel discussion focused on anti-corruption education and awareness-raising in the framework of a session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Prevention. 

Webinar on the Fight against Corruption in Procurement

The ACC held the first out of a series of advanced webinars on specific anti-corruption matters scheduled for 2021.

IACA Publishes an Online Course on Conflict of Interest 

The course entitled “Handling Conflicts of Interest in the Public Sector” examines the key elements that should be taken into consideration when developing/reforming a domestic conflict-of-interest regulation system, illustrated by examples of approaches adopted by different jurisdictions.

IACA Launches an Online Course on Anti-Corruption Asset Disclosure

The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) has released an online course on asset disclosure.

HSE University Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Anti-Corruption Education in BRICS Countries

Representatives of governmental bodies and international organizations joined BRICS experts to discuss anti-corruption education at a roundtable that took place on December 1 as a videoconference. Representatives of HSE university participated in the event organization and the discussion itself.

Anti-Corruption Centre to Open at Higher School of Economics

The Centre, headed by Alexey Konov, will be engaged in research and analytical and consulting activities in the field of anti-corruption, as well as in programmes of continuing education intended for state and municipal employees in particular.

'Persona grata': Aleksei Konov

Head of the civil service directorate of the Institute of Public and Municipal Management of NRU HSE Alexei Konov, a most welcome guest at the studio of Radio Russia, speaks about the declaration of income and expenses by civil servants.
Aleksei KONOV: There have been two substantial attempts to move civil servants to declare their expenses and income. The first was the reform of 1997-98, when two presidential decrees came into force on the procedure for submitting information on income, property and property-based obligations, plus a decree on the verification of this information. The second was the decrees, adopted in 2008-09; there were several decrees on the procedure for providing information and two decrees on verification. And now the third attempt is unfolding before our very eyes - additional reform, or post-reform. This attempt to adopt a law on control over expenses could at last, perhaps, balance the expenses and the income of civil servants, although in itself this is not very likely.

What Form Should Anti-corruption Declaration Take?

On 13 September the Higher School of Economics presented the report On development of an anti-corruption declaration system in Russia, prepared using research conducted at the HSE Institute of Public and Municipal Management.
Discussion of the report involved representatives of the Presidential Administration, the Government Office, key ministries and departments, the Accounts Chamber, the relevant committees of the State Duma and Federation Council, and expert and business communities.

Indicators of corruption and declarations of interests have to be entered

Head of the civil service directorate of the Institute of Public and Municipal Management of the NRU HSE Alexei KONOV told Kommersant correspondent Irina GRANIK what is still missing in the Russian system for public servants to declare their income.

Code of ethics for the bureaucrat

In theory, the requirement for officials to publish declarations of their income and assets is a good way to keep bureaucrats in check. In practice, this turns out as a mere publicity stunt with questionable informative value.
Alexei Kononov, head of the public service management department of IPAMM at the Higher School of Economics, answers questions from the Expert journal.