Yevgeny Kuznetsov is Senior Economist at Economic Policy and Debt Department. He has joined World Bank in 1995 from Brookings Institution. A specialist in technological innovation and international migration of highly skilled, he focuses on political economy of reforms of innovation and higher education systems. He has acquired a unique perspective on reforms which blends insights of a practitioner (through cross-support to lending operations in Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, Russia, Iran, Armenia, Tanzania and other economies) and a scholar (more than 25 articles and books on innovation and knowledge-based growth). In recent years, he also focuses on diasporas of highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries and has published a book and articles on that issue.