Fyodor Kushnirsky

Professor Fyodor KushnirskyProfessor

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Transition Economies, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics


Fyodor I. Kushnirsky has been an Economics Professor at Temple University since 1980. He received his education in the former Soviet Union: BA-equivalent degree in Economics, MS-equivalent degree in Mathematics, and PhD-equivalent degree in Economics. At Temple he taught: (a) undergraduate courses in Macro and Microeconomic Principles, Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis, Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis, Economics of Development and Growth, Comparative Economic Systems, Introduction to Econometrics, International Monetary Economics, and (b) graduate courses in Theory of Economic Development, Comparative Economic Systems, Mathematics for Economists, Econometrics I, and Econometrics II. His areas of research are Transition Economies, Economic Development, and Applied Econometrics. He served as a consultant for the U.S. government and private corporations and particip! ated in projects of technical assistance to the former Soviet Union countries. Before coming to Temple, he published some 40 scholarly papers in Russian and other East European languages. In the U.S. he published five books and monographs; his papers appeared in Papers of the Joint Committee of the U.S. Congress, and in academic journals such as Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Regional Studies, Soviet Studies, Problems of Communism, Comparative Economic Studies, Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Journal of Economic and Social Measurement. He co-authored four papers with Nobel Laureate in Economics Lawrence Klein. He made many presentations at national and international conferences, including the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs LINK Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, May 2005 and Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, June 2012. A paper recently submitted for publication is on the m! odernization of the Russian economy.

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

  • “Econometric Modeling at Mixed Frequencies” (with Lawrence R. Klein), Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2005, pp. 251-277.
  • “The Polish Miracle. Lessons for the Emerging Markets,” Comparative Economic Studies (2007) Vol. 49, pp. 156-160.
  • “Econometric Forecasting at Mixed Frequencies: Application to Mexico’s Economy. Part I. Mexican High Frequency and Low Frequency Econometric Models” (with Lawrence Klein and Alejandro Delgado Mercado), Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 33, No. 2-3, 2008, pp. 179-217.
  • “Econometric Forecasting at Mixed Frequencies: Application to Mexico’s Economy. Part II. Combined Use of High Frequency and Low Frequency Models” (with Lawrence Klein and Alejandro Delgado Mercado), Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2008, pp. 271-308.
  • “Using Data and Models at Mixed Frequencies in Computation and Forecasting,” in The Making of National Economic Forecasts, Lawrence Klein (ed.), Edward Elgar, October 2009, pp. 294-318.
  • “Macroeconometric Study of Ukraine’s Growth and Reform” (with Lawrence R. Klein and Svitlana V. Maksymenko), Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 34, Issue 3 (May-June 2012), pp. 325-340.

Courses Taught

  • Econ3503, Introduction to Econometrics;
  • Econ3537, Comparative Economic Systems;
  • Econ3547, Economics of Development and Growth;
  • Eco3564, International Monetary Economics;
  • Econ8109, Theory of Economic Development.