Andrey Yushkov is a Ph.D. candidate at O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His research explores various topics in subnational public finance, including fiscal federalism, the political economy of intergovernmental relations, and state and local borrowing, with a particular focus on Russia and the United States. Andrey's current projects on Russia include identifying the determinants of subnational government debt, studying the effects of natural resource revenue centralization on regional investment incentives, and analyzing the role of loyalty vs competence in predicting governors' political survival. Prior to joining IU, Andrey received an M.S. in Economics from the University of Bonn and a B.S. in Public Administration from St. Petersburg University. He also participated in several World Bank projects dealing with the issues of public financial management and project evaluation in the Russian regions and municipalities.
Graduate Student, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs