Economists for Ukraine

Economists for Ukraine

A global non-profit working to end Russia's invasion, support Ukrainians, and rebuild.

About Us

We leverage economic expertise and technology to fight off Russia's invasion, increase Ukraine's resilience, and rebuild for a strong, peaceful, and prosperous future.

Our Programs in Numbers

Our programs are active since March 2022 and expanding. We respond quickly to new needs, such as setting up backup Internet in response to Russia’s terrorist strikes against Ukraine’s infrastructure. All of our initiatives are geared towards long-term sustainability and economic resilience: helping Ukraine resist now, while setting up effective frameworks for post-war reconstruction and development though digital aid platforms, resilient infrastructure, and funding science.

To date, we have raised and spent more than $1.6M in Ukraine. Below is a snapshot of what we have achieved. We are actively fundraising and look forward to expanding our impact with your help. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, and 100% of the funds are used for Ukraine.

2M+ Aid

LifeForce is Ukraine's largest real-time needs platform: food, shelter, basic supplies, medicine, transport, healthcare. 252K aid matches per month. Partnered with Diia, Ukraine's eGov platform, and UN OCHA.

24 Staff in Ukraine

Our teams of Ukrainian full-time staff are in-country and deploy our technology, run our aid platforms and shelters, direct aid deliveries, & verify impact.

Direct Civilian Aid

7 physical shelters
2,500+ pairs of shoes
2,000 blankets
120 power banks
80 light reflectors
100+ MRIs
950+ kids' books
250 kids' holiday gifts
Education centers


We have deployed a network of public wifi hotspots across the city of Odesa, with free internet for up to 50 hours during blackouts. Currently rolling out full city-wide coverage.

72 Scholars

$5k research fellowships to help Ukraine's top brains stay in Ukraine. Our fellowships help support research and teaching in Ukraine's higher education.

Non-lethal Military Aid

845 tourniquets
258 Celox bandages
44 stretchers
1,250 evac blankets
3,540 warmers
60 power banks
9 thermal visions
2 thermal drones
Support Ukraine's domestic drones

Stories is Ukraine's largest living museum of people's experiences of the full-scale invasion. Partnered with Ukraine's Ministry of Culture and exhibited in US Congress.
100,000+ daily visits.

Sanctions on Russia

Our leadership team plays a leading role in developing sanctions for energy, finance, tech, and other critical areas as part of the Yermak-McFaul International Group on Russian Sanctions.

The LifeForce Project

Securing access to real-time, uninterrupted information about aid requirements and available resources is key to the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

The LifeForce Ukraine platform is ensuring a coordinated and resilient response of government and NGO resources, providing immediate support, advice and real time content on a secure platform to those who are most affected in Ukraine.

Learn more about the LifeForce Ukraine Project and how you can get involved.

Project Svidok

Svidok (Witness) is a collection of private and publicly shared war journal entries, as experienced and witnessed by Ukrainian citizens caught in the war.

The entries shared on the platform serve as a rich, time-stamped archive for evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian leadership and their military.

Learn more about Svidok and the ground truth of the unlawful occupation of Ukraine by Russia.

Rebuilding Ukraine

The damage to Ukraine’s infrastructure and economy from Russia’s war already exceeds $700 billion. Along with other economists and stakeholders, we are developing frameworks and collaboration networks to support the current and future reconstruction efforts. Learn more.

Sanctions and the Economy

Gain insights into the how sanctions and other economic tools can be leveraged to stop Russia's unprovoked aggression against Ukraine.

Strategic Insights

Gain insights into the painful truth on the ground in Ukraine, as well as long-term impact of Russia’s actions.

Analyses and Proposals

Gain insights into how governments, organizations, and the international community can take actionable measures to end the war and rebuild Ukraine.

Join Our Efforts

If you would like to stay up to date on our initiatives and hear about opportunities to help, please join our mailing list!

Leadership Team

Tatyana Deryugina

Tatyana Deryugina

Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tatyana Deryugina is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on environmental risk. She is a co-editor of JAERE and EEPE and serves on the board of editors at AEJ: Policy. She is affiliated with NBER, IZA, the E2e Project, and CESifo. Professor Deryugina holds a PhD in Economics from MIT, and a BA/BS from UC Berkeley.
Anastassia Fedyk

Anastassia Fedyk

Assistant Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Anastassia is an Assistant Professor of finance at the Haas School of Business. Her research focuses on behavioral biases in individual and group decision-making, particularly concerning information and belief formation. She holds a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics with honors from Princeton University.
Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Yuriy Gorodnichenko is the Quantedge Presidential professor in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, a faculty research associate at the NBER, CEPR, and IZA, and an editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. Yuriy is an applied macroeconomist with expertise in public finance, development, international economics, and econometrics. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Michigan and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

James Hodson

CEO & Cofounder, AI for Good Foundation
James is the AI for Good Foundation's Co-founder and CEO, who has previously spearheaded Artificial Intelligence initiatives at a number of global firms, and has built successful (and sustainable) for-profit ventures in a variety of industries.

Ilona Sologoub

Director of Political and Economic Research at Kyiv School of Economics, Editor, VoxUkraine
Ilona Sologoub started working at Kyiv School of Economics in December 2010 and now she is a KSE Management Team Member and Director of Political and Economic Research at Kyiv School of Economics. Ilona works as a Scientific Editor at VoxUkraine as well.

Participating Members

Tania Babina

Assistant Professor Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School

Economists for Ukraine Co-Founder

Tetyana Balyuk

Assistant Professor of Finance, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Economists for Ukraine Co-Founder

Andriy Bodnaruk

Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Chicago

Valentin Bolotnyy

Hoover Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Sergey Chernenko

Associate Professor, Purdue University

Anastasia Danilov

Assistant Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Tetiana Davydiuk

Assistant Professor of Finance, Carnegie Mellon University

Tatiana Fedyk

Associate Professor, University of San Francisco

Olena Havrylchyk

Professor of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Nina Karnaukh

Assistant Professor of Finance, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

Mariana Khapko

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Andrew Kosenko

Assistant Professor, Marist College

Bohdan Kukharskyy

Assistant Professor, City University of New York (Baruch College)

Dmitry Livdan

Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Andriy Norets

Professor of Economics, Brown University

Andrii Parkhomenko

Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California

Roman Sheremeta

Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Denis Sosyura

Professor of Finance, Arizona State University

Olena Stavrunova

Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Katya Vasilaky

Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University

A nation fertile in tradition, soil, and resources, Ukraine finds itself battling for its sovereignty and survival. The Russian invasion is bringing unimaginable suffering to Ukrainian citizens unwillingly drawn into a war.

The unprovoked escalation and relentless bombardment of non-military targets by Russian forces has triggered what is already the largest refugee crisis in Europe since WWII.

People don’t really believe in words. Or rather, people believe in words only for a stretch of time. Then they start to look for action.

Volodymyr Zelensky