Kirill Muradov is Research Coordinator at the International Institute for Training in Statistics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies and completed his postgraduate studies in ASEAN economic integration at the same University in 2005. His candidate of science thesis was on ASEAN Economic Integration in 1990-2000s: Assessment and Criteria of Efficiency. He also focused on the economic studies of Malaysia, having the Malay language as a major.
Mr. Muradov was in the Russian diplomatic service from 1999 till 2009. He handled Russia-Malaysia and Russia-Brunei relations and was posted to the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for four years (2000-2004). Pursuing interest in regional and multilateral affairs, he was responsible for Russia’s participation in APEC since 2005 until leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Muradov continued to oversee APEC (and also ASEAN) related issues in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation where he was promoted to the post of Head of International Organisations Unit, Asia & Africa Department. In this capacity, he led the effort to establish an effective mechanism of generating, selecting and financing Russian projects in APEC in 2010-2012. He was also a member of the APEC Committee on Trade and Investment, APEC Economic Committee, APEC Market Access Group, APEC Budget and Management Committee.
In 2011, Mr. Muradov left the public service for an academic career and has since been working at the Higher School of Economics which is a National Research University in Moscow. His current areas of professional interest include:
- Regional economic integration and economic development; theory and practice of free trade agreements (FTA) in Asia Pacific and worldwide;
- Quantitative research on economic integration and international trade: econometric modelling, International Input-Output analysis etc;
- Current trade and investment policy of Russia and possible bilateral FTA negotiations.
In 2011, he managed a self-funded Russian project Building APEC Economies’ Capacities of Employing Input-Output Tables for Advanced Economic Modelling, sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Mr. Muradov authored a number of publications on ASEAN, APEC and FTAs, mostly in Russian. In 2005, he won the first prize in APEC International Essay Contest held in conjunction with the APEC 2005 Summit in South Korea, for an essay APEC, Quo Vadis?
He speaks English (fluent), Malay (fluent), Spanish (basic).