Lev Jakobson is Doctor of Economics, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Professor at the Department of Applied Economics, Academic Supervisor of the Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. In 1972, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University, and in 1975 defended his thesis for the degree of the Candidate of Sciences, and in 1988 took his doctoral degree. From 1975 to 1997 – Senior Lecturer, associate professor, professor at the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 1997 – Vice Rector, First Vice Rector, Vice President of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Lev Jakobson is currently a Member of the Anti-Corruption Council under the President of the Russian Federation, Member of the Government Expert Council, Member of the Council for Public Television. He has authored over 300 works on economic theory, public administration, civil society development, social policy and finance, including monographs, textbooks, and articles in Russian and foreign journals. By the Presidential Decree Lev Jakobson has been awarded with the Order of Honour (2009), Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 4th class (2012) and the Order of Alexander Nevskiy (2020), Honoured Worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation. Lev Jakobson has been honoured with three Presidential Commendations and a Russian Government Commendation. He has been ordered with the French Ordre des Palmes académiques.