Anders Åslund

Resident Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center

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Full Bio

Anders Åslund is a senior fellow in the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is a leading specialist on economic policy in Russia, Ukraine, and East Europe.

Dr. Åslund has served as an economic adviser to several governments, notably the governments of Russia (199-94) and Ukraine (1994-97). He is a member of the Academy of the Natural Sciences of the Russian Federation, chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, and chairman of the Scientific Council of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition.

He has published widely and is the author of fifteen books, most recently Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy (Yale UP, 2019), with Simeon Djankov, Europe’s Growth Challenge (OUP 2017), and Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It (2015). Other books of his are How Capitalism Was Built (CUP 2013)). He has also edited sixteen books.

He is a non-executive director of the Ukrainian state railways. He earned his PhD from Oxford University. He was a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the founding director of the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics. He served as a Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Geneva, and Moscow. He has also worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is fluent in Swedish, Russian, German, Polish, and French.

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