Vladimir Mau is Rector of the Academy of National Economics under the Government of the Russian Federation and also the Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO. He is also Economist Emeritus of the Russian Federation, a Member of the Council on Science, Technology and Education under the President of the Russian Federation, and a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science. From 1992 to 1993, he worked as an advisor to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation. From 1997 to 2002, he was Director of the Working Center for Economic Reform. Dr Mau is also a Monographer, and has published over 20 books and study materials in Russia and the UK and over 400 brochures and articles in Russian, English, French, German and Italian.