Andrei Sarychev started as a student of Mathematics at the Moscow State University. He combined his mathematics training with the study of economics at the New Economic School. Upon getting his MA in Economics in 1995 he went on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing his Ph.D. there in 2000.
He was briefly an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and subsequently a Lecturer at the London School of Economics. Having joined the UK financial sector regulator in 2010, Andrei devised the statistical framework for generating international macroeconomic scenarios for the UK Capital Planning Programme. As a Lead Modeller in the Financial Stability Models project at the Bank of England, he is now in charge of formulating and operationalising models for the UK Financial Policy Committee.
Andrei has also been a member of the Bank for International Settlements Research Task Force, a deputy editor of the UNDP bulletin “Development and Transition”, and has appeared live on BBC TV and radio programmes with expert commentary.