Dr. Lokshin received his Ph.D. (2005) in economics from the University of Maastricht and an M.A. in economics from University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA. He did his undergraduate studies (receiving B.A. cum laude) at Kharkiv National University, Ukraine and St. Norbert College, Wisconsin, USA. His research interests include economics of innovation, firm productivity and economics of transition. He was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (1975). Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Organization and Strategy department and researcher at the UNU Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).