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Heyets

Valeriy Heyets (born 04.20.1945 in Sezky, Ichniansky district, Chernihiv region) is a famous scientist and economist in the field of economic and mathematical modeling and forecasting of economic development, macroeconomics, government regulation of the economy, Doctor of Economics (1988), Professor (1991), Corresponding Member (1992), and Academician (04.1995-) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Department of Economics, Macroeconomics).

V.Heyets graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University (specialty – mechanics) (1963 – 1968). Prepared and defended thesis for the degree of Candidate (PhD) of Economic Sciences (1974) on “Researching growth models and methods of forecasting basic indicators of a republic’s economy (on the example of the UkrSSR economy)” (Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of UkrSSR) and thesis for the degree of Doctor of Economics (1988) on “Forecasting the dynamics and structure of social production in a union republic (on materials of Ukrainian SSR)” (Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences of UkrSSR).

After graduating from Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University (1968), V.Heyets was sent to work in the Institute of Economics of the Ukrainian SSR as an engineer. Took postgraduate studies at the same institute (1969-1972), and later worked as a junior researcher (11.1972-12.1975), senior fellow (12.1975-06.1979), Head of the Sector of Economic and Mathematical Modeling (06.1979-07.1986), Head of the Department of Economic and Mathematical Modeling (06.1986-03.1987), and Head of the Department of Modeling of Economic Development at the Institute of Economics of NAS of Ukraine (03.1987-11.1997). Director, Head of the Department of Modeling of Economic Development, Institute for Economic Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine (11.1997-10.2005), Academic Secretary of the Department of Economics of NAS of Ukraine (10.1998-04.2009); Director, Head of the Department of Modeling and Forecasting of Economic Development, State Organization “Institute for Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine” (10.2005-); Vice President of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (04.2009-04.2015).

V.Heyets is winner of the UkrSSR Academy of Sciences O.H.Shlikhter Prize for the series of works “Predicting the dynamics and structure of social production (based on Ukrainian SSR)” (1991). Winner of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology for “Scientifico-methodological grounds of national security of Ukraine “(2002). Winner of V.S.Mikhalevich Prize for excellence in computer science, optimization theory and system analysis (Department of Computer Science, NAS of Ukraine) (2005). Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine (for a series of works on the theory and methodology of macroeconomic forecasting of economic development) (2002). Was awarded the Order “For merits” III Degree (2004), II Degree (2008), and I Degree (2011). Was awarded Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2004). Winner of the annual contest “Man of the Year” in the nomination of “Scientist of the Year” (2005). Was awarded the titles “Honorary Doctor of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University” (2009), “Honorary Doctor of Kharkiv National V.N.Karazina University” (2012) and Honorary Decoration of the Union of Economists of Ukraine (2010).

V.Heyets’ professional activities successfully combine with his social activities, particularly, in various years, he has held such positions as Vice President of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU General Meeting Resolution number 2 of 17.04.2009.); Director of State Organization «Institute for Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine” (2005); Director of the Institute for Economic Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine (1997-2005); Representative of Ukraine at the International LINC-UN Project (09.1991-); Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (12.2011-); Staff Member of the National Anti-Corruption Committee ( 03.2010-); Member of the Supervisory Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (2005-2012); Member of the Certification Board of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Ukraine (10.2011); Member of the Scientific Board of the Office of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (01.2007 g.); Member of the Committee on the Rights, Freedoms and Duties of Man and Citizen of the Constitutional Assembly (05.2012-); Deputy Chairman of the State Commission on Economic and Social Development (12.2001-03.2007), Freelance Advisor to the President of Ukraine on Macroeconomics (09.1994-01.2000), Freelance Advisor to the President of Ukraine (12.2002-01.2005), Member of the Supreme Economic Council of the President of Ukraine (07.1997-11.2001), Member of the Collegium of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (08.2012-); Member of the Board of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine (03.2012), Member of the Interdepartmental Commission under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine for Financial Security (11.2007-) and for Overcoming the Demographic Crisis and Development of Labor and Resource potential (04.2008-); Member of the Working Group on Economic and Financial Policy, Public Administration and Regional Development, Entrepreneurship Development and Regulatory Affairs Public Council under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (06.2007); Member of the Coordinating Council on Quality and Safety of Human Life (12.2011-); Member of the Committee on Economic Reforms Advisory Body to the President of Ukraine (03.2010); Member of the Committee on Reforms of the Kyiv City Council (03.2010-); Member of the Board of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (2009-); Member of the Board of the State Agency on Science, Innovations and Informatization of Ukraine (03.2012-); Member of the Committee of Systems Analysis at the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine (11.2011); Member of the Scientific Council of the Purpose-Oriented Complex Program of Fundamental Research of Ukraine “Fundamental Problems of Nanostructured Systems, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies” (11.2011-); Member of the Working Group of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine on Improving the Fundamentals of Agrotechnological Policy in Ukraine’s Agriculture (03.2009); Member of the Advisory Council on the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas (07.2009-); Advisory Board on the Strategic Development of the Crimean Autonomous Region (06.2010-); Member of the Specialized Scientific Council D 26.239.01 (on specialty 08.00.01 – Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought) and D 26.239.02 (on specialty 08.00.11 – Mathematical Methods, Models and Information Technologies in Economics) on awarding scientific degrees of Doctor and Candidate of Economic Sciences in State Organization “Institute for Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine”; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kyiv National V.Hetman Economic University (07.1998-); Vice-President of the Section of Social and Economic Sciences, Committee of the State Prizes of Ukraine in Science and Technology (06.2000-); Co-Chair of the Scientific Council “Economic Theory” of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2002-) and Member of the Presidium of the Scientific and Methodological Commission of Economy and Management of Classical Universities, Scientific and Methodological Council of Education of Ukraine (2001-); National Expert, Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration, UNECE, “Strengthening the Competitiveness of the Economies of Member Countries by Encouraging the Knowledge Economy and Innovation” (11.2006-); Member of the Board of the Formation of a Global Agenda for the World Economic Forum of Ukraine (05.2012-); Member of the Coordination Council on Improving the Competitiveness of the National Economy (09.2010-); Member of the Board of the All-Ukrainian Public Organization “Ukrainian Forum” (from 07.2006 g.); Member of the Interagency Council on Investment and Innovation (04.2007-); Chairman of the Strategic Council on Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine (01.2008-); Member of the Board of Investors at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (02.2008-); Member of the Working Group on Revision of the Tax Code of Ukraine (03.2008-); Member of the Scientific Expert Panel of Problems of Social and Economic Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (03.2008-); Deputy Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of the State Program of Forecasting Science and Technology Development for 2008-2012 (04.2008-); Member of the Working Group of the Presidium of NAS of Ukraine “Macroeconomic Aspects of Investment Policy” (05.2008-); Vice-President of the Union of Economists of Ukraine (2006-), Member of the Presidium of the Union of Economists of Ukraine, Supervisor of the Section for Economic Forecasting (09.2009-), Member of the Interdepartmental Commission to Facilitate the First Nationwide General Agricultural Census (07.2009-), Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Economic Forum “The World Economy in the Twentieth Century: Crises and Cycles” (04.2008-); Member of the Interagency Working Group to Develop a National Heating Strategy (05.2008-); Head of the Working Group of NAS of Ukraine to Prepare Materials for the Sections of the Draft of New Edition of the National Security Strategy of Ukraine (10.2009-).

V.Heyets is the Chief Editor of the Scientific Journals “Economy of Ukraine” and “Economics and Forecasting”, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Eurasian Economic Integration” and Almanac «Eurasian Integration Yearbook», and member of scientific councils and editorial boards of scientific and analytical journals “Economic Theory”, “Banking”, “Bulletin of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”, “Bulletin of Economic Sciences of Ukraine”, “Journal of the European Economy”, “Science and Law Enforcement”, “Intellectual Property”, “Economic Cybernetics”, “Bulletin of the National Bank of Ukraine”, “Bulletin of the Institute for Economics and Forecasting”, “Though”, “World of Change”, “Economic Revival of Russia”, “Society and Economy “, “Belarusian Economic Journal”, “Problems of Science”, Journals “Property in Ukraine” and “Creation of the State” (during the time of their publication), Research and Analytical Quarterly Collection of the National Institute for Strategic Studies “Strategic priorities” and “National Atlas of Ukraine”.

Under the guidance of Academician V. Heyets, 21 doctoral and 22 candidate theses have been prepared. He is the author (co-author) of over 500 works, including 40 monographs (7 individual monographs), including “Forecasting the Dynamics and Structure of Social Production of a Soviet Republic” (1987), “Sectoral Forecasting: Organizational and Methodical aspects” (1990), “Ukraine’s Economy: Models of Reform, Restructuring and Development Forecast” (1993), “Ukraine: Science and Innovation Based Development” (1997, co-authored), “Transformation of the Model of Ukraine’s Economy (Ideology, Controversy, Outlooks)” (1999, co-authored), “Sectoral Forecasting Models for Ukraine’s Economy” (1999, co-authored), “Economy of Ukraine: Results of the Transformation and Growth prospects” (2000, co-authored), “Instability and Economic Growth” (2000); “Innovation Strategy of Ukrainian Reforms” (2002, co-authored), “Ukraine’s Economy: Strategy and Policy of Long-Term Development” (2003, co-authored); “Transformation Processes and Economic Growth in Ukraine” (2003, co-authored), “Knowledge Based Economy: Challenges of Globalization and Ukraine” (2004, co-authored), “Innovative Prospects of Ukraine” (2006, co-authored), “Ukraine in Terms of Knowledge Based Economy” (2006, co-authored); “Models of Endogenous Growth of Ukraine’s Economy” (2007, co-authored); “Strategic Challenges of the XXI Century to Ukraine’s Society and Economy”, 3 vols. (2007, co-authored), “Society, State, Economy: the Phenomenology of Cooperation and Development” (2009) and others.

In his works, V.Heyets justifies conceptual principles of state strategy of Ukraine’s economic development in the long run, which is focused on ensuring sustainable growth through innovation and investment to modernize the economy, its structural and technological modernization, and integration into the world economy. Among V.Heyets’ research interests, a significant place is occupied by studies of institutional framework of the interaction between society, government and business, identifying the most effective mechanisms of their influence on further capitalization of Ukraine’s economy and ensuring its self-sufficiency as a subject of international activities. A significant contribution to the development of the theory of state regulation of the economy has been V.Heyets’ research on the contents and mechanisms of state innovation policy and conceptualizing strategic priorities of state policy in this area, which are components of the mechanism to strengthen the creation of state under the conditions of the globalizing world.