The Atlantic Council named Anders Åslund, one of the world’s most renowned experts on Ukrainian and Russian political economy, as a Senior Fellow in its Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center with a dual appointment in its Global Business and Economics program. Dr. Åslund is a leading specialist on East European economies, and has served as an economic adviser to several European governments. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently appointed Dr Åslund to his International Advisory Council for Reforms.  His appointment strengthens the Council’s extensive work on Ukraine, expands the Council’s work to include Russian political economy, and reinforces the Council’s focus on the growth crisis in Europe.

Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe said, “As a prolific writer, creative thinker, and problem solver who has extensively studied the implications of economic transition in Europe’s East, Anders brings a lifelong understanding of the dynamics in the region. He will be the Council’s leading voice on the perilous economic challenges facing Europe and Russia at this critical juncture in their history.”

Dr. Åslund welcomed the opportunity to join the Atlantic Council saying, “I am happy to join such a lively and dynamic think tank that has had a positive impact on policymaking. The Atlantic Council’s unparalleled work on Ukraine, which is vital at this time of conflict with Russia, has had a real impact on policy decisions. I also look forward to participating in the Council’s effort to revive growth in Europe.”

Dr. Åslund brings to the Atlantic Council a wealth of diplomatic and academic experience on issues related to the economies of Europe’s East. He is the author of thirteen books, the most recent being Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It. He began his career as a Swedish diplomat, serving in Kuwait, Geneva, Poland, Moscow, and Stockholm. From 1989 to 1994, he was Professor and founding Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has also been a scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Brookings Institution.

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