Mikhail is a PhD candidate in Economics / junior researcher at CERGE-EI (Prague, CZ). He graduated from the bachelor and master's programs in economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and earned a candidate of science degree in economics at the National Research University ``Higher School of Economics'' in 2014. From 2007 till 2017, he was a junior expert, then a senior expert, and finally Head of the banking research unit at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting, a leading economics think-tank in Moscow where he was focused on policy research and expertise in banking and finance. From 2017, he decided to re-direct his energy and efforts from analytics to academia. He joined CERGE-EI (Charles University, Prague) to earn a Ph.D. degree in economics. His research interests cover empirical banking (bank fraud, adaptation to economic sanctions, etc.), macro-finance (long-run effects of bank credit, household finance), and development economics (household adaptation to deep economic shocks). More information at the personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/mikhailmamonov/home.