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. I am a research fellow at the Higher School of Economics’ International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development and on several occasions in the past decade have been a visiting researcher at the Bank of Finland’s Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT). In 2014, my BOFIT colleague, Laura Solanko, and I were awarded the Russian National Prize in Applied Economics for our research on Russian business lobbies. 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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