I am a professor in Economics and an affiliate of Middlebury’s programs in International Politics and Economics and Russian and East European Studies. My research focuses on the evolution of markets and market-supporting institutions in post-socialist countries, most particularly Russia. Currently, I am involved in projects relating to land rights, business associations, and deposit markets. In recent years, my research has received support from the National Council on Eurasian and East European Research and the International Research and Exchanges Board and I have held visiting researcher positions at the Bank of Finland’s Institute for Economies in Transition and the Higher School of Economics’ (Moscow) Institute for Industrial and Market Studies. I teach courses in microeconomics, institutional economics and the economics of the post-socialist transition. I have a B.A. in History from Harvard College (magna cum laude), an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Duke University in Economics. I live in the town of Middlebury, just a short walk from the College, with my wife, Silvia, and two sons, Matias and Lucas.



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