Eric Livny joined the EBRD in September 2019 as Lead Regional Economist for Central Asia. In his current role with the Bank, Eric advises senior management on the Bank’s country strategies, liaises with governments and international financial institutions, and leads the industrial policy stream within the Bank’s Community of Practice on Competition Policy.
Having graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Eric has been involved in the founding and management of several world-class education start-ups in the former USSR, including the New Economic School in Moscow, the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), and the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET). In 2007-2018, Eric served as President with the International School of Economics in Tbilisi (ISET) and the affiliated ISET Policy Institute, advised Georgia’s ministers of Economic and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili and Giorgi Gakharia, and headed the economic policy commission at the International Chamber of Commerce-Georgia (ICC-Georgia). In 2011-2019, Eric has been regularly publishing his views on policy in weekly columns in Georgia Today and The Financial, as well as in The ISET Economist and his Tbilinomics Tamada blog. Eric is married to Anna Sekowska-Livny, and is a father to four kids. He is passionate about classical Russian literature, fitness, and blogging.