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Andrey Korotayev
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Andrey Korotayev over the Rift Valley, North Tanzania, November 2008
Born 17 February 1961 (1961-02-17) (age 60)
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Known for contributions to mathematical modelling of the World System development and cross-cultural studies
Awards Russian Science Support Foundation Award in "The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences" nomination (2006)
In 2012 he was awarded with the Gold Kondratieff Medal by the International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation.
Scientific career
Fields cross-cultural studies, mathematical modelling of social, economic, and historical dynamics; Islamic and pre-Islamic history
Institutions National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)
Institute for Advanced Study(Princeton)
Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow)
Influences Max Weber, Karl Popper, Ibn Khaldun, Andre Gunder Frank, George Peter Murdock, Heinz von Foerster, Ernest Gellner

Andrey Vitalievich Korotayev (Russian: Андре́й Вита́льевич Корота́ев; born 17 February 1961) is a Russian anthropologist, economic historian, comparative political scientist, demographer and sociologist, with major contributions to world-systems theory, cross-cultural studies, Near Eastern history, Big History, and mathematical modelling of social and economic macrodynamics.

He is currently the Head of the Laboratory for Monitoring of the Risks of Sociopolitical Destabilization at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and a Senior Research Professor at the Center for Big History and System Forecasting of the Institute of Oriental Studies as well as in the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In addition, he is a Senior Research Professor of the International Laboratory on Political Demography and Social Macrodynamics (PDSM) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, as well as a Full Professor of the Faculty of Global Studies of the Moscow State University.

He is co-editor of the journals Social Evolution & History and Journal of Globalization Studies, as well as History & Mathematics yearbook

Together with Askar Akayev and George Malinetsky he was in 2008-2018 a coordinator of the Russian Academy of Sciences Program "System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of World Dynamics".

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