Natalia Pushkareva

Being the first person in my family to graduate from university, I have my first degree in Law from the best Russian Law School (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011, summa cum laude, gold medal) and a Master degree in Law and Finance from University of Oxford (2015, full Hill Foundation scholarship). At the moment I study towards a Graduate Degree in Economics at LSE and completing my PhD in Global Studies at University of Urbino. 

My professional career started at Big 4 (Deloitte Moscow, 2009-2011), but soon I moved to a Tax System Development Lab of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy being driven by potential impact of policy work. After four years at Gaidar I was awarded a Policy Leaders Fellowship at EUI School of Transnational Governance, and later was a Scientific Guest at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and a Frederic Bastiat Fellow at GMU Mercatus Center. Since February 2022 I work for United Nations Development Programme, being responsible for tax-related work in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

My academic results and research skills were marked with multiple awards, scholarships and fellowships, for example in 2020 the World Tax Summit included me in their “35 Future Leaders of Taxation under 35” list, and last year I was selected for a highly selective Global Scholar Academy of Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy and Strategic Management of Policy Reform Workshop organized by University of Stanford Leadership Academy for Development.