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Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev was born in 1968 within Moscow, Russia.

Gurdgiev graduated with an MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University before earning his PhD in Macroeconomics and Finance from Trinity College, Dublin. In May 2011, Gurdgiev established a Swiss fund management company called St. Columbanus AG with political activist and businessman Declan Ganley. Previously, Gurdgiev has served as the Partner and Head of Research with St Columbanus AG, Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, and Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers. From 2009 to 2015, Gurdgiev was chairman of the Ireland–Russia Business Association.

Furthermore, Gurdgiev has frequently contributed to international media via TV appearances, radio show sittings and print. He is well-known in Ireland as having been a frequent guest on the Tonight with Vincent Browne for TV3 during the great recession. Similarly, he has also posted regular columns in the Cayman Financial Review, (in Russian), Decision Ireland and the Village Magazine. Gurdgiev was also ranked second on the “UK & Ireland Economists Top 100” list by City A.M as well as ranked 39th on the 100 Most Influential Economists list. Additionally, Gurdgiev was a visiting Professor of Finance at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey from 2016 to 2019. Now, he is an adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin, having lectured in Economics at University College Dublin and Johns Hopkins University. During the September of 2006, he became the editor of Business & Finance Magazine. However, Gurdgiev did leave this post in March 2008 before joining NCB Stockbrokers.

Nevertheless, he still continued at the magazine as an editorial advisor and contributor. Gurdgiev is best known for his work Lessons from the Great Recession: At the Crossroads of Sustainability and Recovery and writing for The Fair Tax.


“This slim volume argues for a tax which could do more to bring about social and economic justice than any other step a government could take. The authors believe that Ireland is in danger of missing a golden opportunity to lead the way.”
Bernadette Meaden, Justice Magazine (pg. 39)