Andrey KorotayevAndrey Vitalievich Korotayev (; born 17 February 1961) is a Russian anthropologist, economic historian, comparative political scientist, demographer and sociologist, with major contributions to world-systems theory, cross-cultural studies, Near Eastern history, Big History, and mathematical modelling of social and economic macrodynamics.
He is currently the Head of the Laboratory for Monitoring of the Risks of Sociopolitical Destabilization at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and a Senior Research Professor at the Center for Big History and System Forecasting of the Institute of Oriental Studies [https://web.archive.org/web/20140116214011/http://ivran.ru/component/content/article/3-vostokpages/383-group-bighistory Институт Востоковедения Российской Академии Наук] [https://web.archive.org/web/20140116234540/http://ivran.ru/component/content/article/17-ios-smi/678-ios-smi-september2013 Институт Востоковедения Российской Академии Наук] as well as in the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In addition, he is a Senior Research Professor of the International Laboratory on Political Demography and Social Macrodynamics (PDSM) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, [https://web.archive.org/web/20140903014204/http://www.ranepa.ru/eng/activities/item/375-demography-conference.html RANEPA - First International Conference on Political Demography and Social Macro-Dynamics] as well as a Full Professor of the Faculty of Global Studies of the Moscow State University.
He is co-editor of the journals ''Social Evolution & History'' and ''Journal of Globalization Studies'', as well as ''History & Mathematics'' yearbook [http://www.sociostudies.org/almanac/ham/iim_4/ Almanac] (together with Leonid Grinin and Arno Tausch).
Together with Askar Akayev and George Malinetsky he is a coordinator of the Russian Academy of Sciences Program "System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of World Dynamics". Provided by Wikipedia