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Elements in the Economics of Emerging Markets

This forthcoming Elements series will use economic methods to examine the promises and realities of emerging markets from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Emerging markets are characterized by often fast economic growth, booming consumer markets, abundant low-cost labor, and a rising middle class. In addition, emerging markets are undergoing tremendous changes and will play a pivotal role in industrialization, modernization, urbanization, and advancements in emerging technologies. However, the landscape is fraught with complex social, economic, and financial systemic risks, as well as an ongoing slowdown across some major emerging markets. 

About the Series Editor

Bruno S. Sergi is an Instructor at Harvard University, an Associate of the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He is the Academic Series Editor of the Cambridge Elements in the Economics of Emerging Markets (Cambridge University Press), a co-editor of the Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development book series, and associate editor of The American Economist. Concurrently, he teaches International Economics at the University of Messina, Scientific Director of the Lab for Entrepreneurship and Development (LEAD), and a co-founder and Scientific Director of the International Center for Emerging Markets Research at RUDN University in Moscow. He has published over 150 articles in professional journals and twenty-one books as author, co-author, editor, and co-editor.

Contact the Editor

If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in writing an Element, please email Professor Sergi at:

The aim of this Elements series is to:

  • Deliver state-of-the-art, comprehensive coverage of the knowledge developed to date, including the dynamics and prospects of these economies
  • Emerging markets’ economics
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Technology advances
  • Trade
  • Demographic challenges
  • Causal factors and limits of economic policy