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Livchits, Veniamin Naumovich - doctor of economics, professor, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation, Member of a number of national and international scientific associations and academies, Laureate of the Russian Academy of Siences’ V.S.Nemchinov Prize of 1999 in economics , Head of department “Analysis of Strategies and Valuation of Systems Development Efficiency’ of The Institute for Systems Analysis Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of laboratory “Models of Investment Projects Efficiency Assessment” of the Central Economic and Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, professor of the International University in Moscow, of the Moscow Institute of Physical and Technology. Specialist in the field of evaluation of investment projects’ efficiency, economic and mathematical modeling, transport economics. In 1959-2001 280 scientific works were published on economics, mathematics, transport, energetics and a number of monographs in various Russian and foreign journals. The most important ones are the following:
1. Choice of Optimal Solutions in Tecchnical and Economic Calculations. M., “Economica”, 1971.
2. Optimisation with Perspective Planning and Designing, Moscow, “Economica”, 1984.
3. System Analysis of Transportation Economics, Moscow, “Transport”, 1986.
4. Recent Problems of Evaluating Investment Projects Efficiency. Moscow, Institute of National-Economic Forecasting, 2000.
5. Evaluating Investment Projects Efficiency. Theory and Practice. Moscow, ‘Delo”, 2001 (co-authors P.L.Vilensky and S.A.Smolyak).
Since 1969 up to the present V.N.Livchits regularly takes part in the activity of the State Expert Commission under the Ministry of Economics and Expert Council under the chairman of the RF Government. On the whole he took part in the expertise of more than 50 projects.
Vladislav V. Tokarev is a Professor at Moscow State University – Higher School of Economy. He got his Ph.D. and D.Sci. degrees in Applied Mathematics in 1964 and 1972 respectively. He worked as a researcher in the Central Aero-Hydrodynamical Institute (1960–9), as Head of Laboratory at the Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences (1969–81), and Head of Laboratory of Economic Models at the Institute of Systems Analysis of Russian Academy of Sciences (1981–98). Professor Tokarev taught courses in Applied Mathematics, Control Theory and Mathematical Economy. He has published three monographs and about 100 technical papers in the fields of space flight mechanics, optimization methods, control theory, mathematical economy, and computer simulation of economic systems.