Aleksandr Andreev graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, with a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics. His research interests are in health economics, labor economics, and transition issues. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Aleksandr was born in Riga, Latvia, but was raised, and completed his schooling, in the United States.
In Russia, Aleksandr will be spending his Fulbright year in Irkutsk, studying the optimal provision of healthcare services in remote areas of Siberia. He will use economic models to estimate the demand for healthcare services and hopes to propose tangible policy conclusions for
optimizing service provision. Improving healthcare services remains one of the most important priorities for Russia today. The vast geographical distances in Siberian Russia make it particularly more difficult to implement effective healthcare policy. The research gleaned from Russia will extend to other countries seeking to provide health services in remote areas. It will also provide impetus and data for Aleksandr's doctoral dissertation.
In his free time, Aleksandr enjoys reading, computer programming, and music. He is fluent in English, Russian, and French and has working knowledge of Arabic.
- Current and Past Fulbrighters: American 2008-2009