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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Michael Alexeev is Professor of Economics at Indiana University in Bloomington. His research interests include economics of institutions, public economics, and economics of transition.



Anders Åslund is Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. His research focuses on economic policy in Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe.



J. David Brown is Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He conducts research on privatization, productivity dynamics, and entrepreneurship.



Robert F. Conrad is Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics at Duke University in Durham, NC. His research interests include tax policy and natural resource economics.



Irina Denisova is Professor of Economics at the New Economic School of Moscow and Lead Economist in the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in Moscow. Her research interests include labor and health economics.



Tatiana Drobyshevskaya is Associate Professor of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her research interests include Russian economic history and development economics.



John S. Earle is Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and Professor of Economics at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. His research interests include firm performance, productivity dynamics, and the consequences of restructuring for workers, as well as various topics in labor, transition, and development economics.



Ruben Enikolopov is Nordea Assistant Professor of Finance at the New Economic School in Moscow and Deutsche Bank Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. His research interests include political economy, economics of mass media, development economics, and corporate finance.



Revold Entov is Professor of Economics at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His research interests include the study of financial markets in a transitional economy. (p. x)



Richard E. Ericson is Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at East Carolina University, and former Director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. His research interests include game theory, decision theory, and the development of post-Soviet economies.



Stephen Fortescue is Associate Professor of Russian Politics at the University of New South Wales in Australia. His research interests include business–government relations, the mining and metals industry, and the policy-making process in contemporary Russia.



Clifford G. Gaddy is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. He studies the Russian economy and politics.



Scott Gehlbach is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Senior Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development in the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. A specialist in Russia, his research interests center on the study of economic reform and other questions in political economy.



Vladimir Gimpelson is Professor of Economics and Director at the Center for Labor Market Studies in the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and Research Fellow, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His work focuses on labor markets in transition economies.



Alexander Golub is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at American University, and the former Senior Economist of the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC. His research interests include environmental policy, climate change economics. and health risk analysis.



Barry Ickes is Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Economics and Director of CRIFES at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the Russian economy and the economics of transition.



Michael Kaganovich is Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Indiana University, Bloomington. His main research focus is on growth theory, particularly the models of human capital and education.



Rostislav Kapeliushnikov is Chief Researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in the Russian Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director at the Centre for Labor Market Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His research focuses on labor economics, institutional economics, and economics of transition.



Byung-Yeon Kim is Professor of Economics at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. His research interests include economics of transition, economic systems, and development economics. (p. xi)



Mikhail Kozeltsev is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Environmental Economics and Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His research interests include economic analysis of environmental liability and environmental regulation, as well as development of national and local plans on climate change mitigation and adaptation.



Valeriy Kryukov is Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering in the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk and Professor of Economics at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His research interests focus on the institutional dynamics of the oil and gas sectors in Russia.



Zvi Lerman is Sir Henry d’Avigdor Goldsmid Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests focus on institutional changes in agriculture in former socialist countries in Europe and Central Asia, including land reform, farm restructuring, and the creation of service cooperatives.



Mark Levin is Professor of Economics at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His research interests include disequilibrium analysis, the informal and shadow economy, and analysis of corruption.



Michael Lokshin is Lead Economist in the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the analysis of poverty and inequality, labor market policies, and applied econometrics.



Oleg Lugovoy is Research Advisor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow and the Senior Economic Analyst of the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC. His research interests include economics of energy and climate change and economic growth.



Valery Makarov is President and Professor of Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute (CEMI) at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. His research interests include public economics, economics of education, and computer modeling of socioeconomic processes.



Andrei Markevich is Assistant Professor of Economic History at the New Economic School in Moscow and Associate Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, England. His research focus is the economic history, especially institutional aspects of economic development of Russia and the former Soviet Union.



Alexander Martusevich is Consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. His research interests include environmental economics and finance, water, and environmental infrastructure. (p. xii)



Vladimir Mau is Professor of Economic History and Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, as well as a board member of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Moscow. His research interests include Russian economic history, political economy, and comparative studies of reforms and revolutions.



Tatiana Mikhailova is Assistant Professor of Economics at the New Economic School of Moscow and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg. Her research focuses on the population geography of Russia and the former Soviet Union.



Arild Moe is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway. He specializes in studies of Russian energy, resource politics, and the Arctic.



Russell Pittman is Director of Economic Research at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and Visiting Professor in the New Economic School in Moscow. His research focuses on competition and regulation issues, particularly in developing and transition economies.



Leonid Polischuk is Professor of Economics and the Head of the Laboratory for Applied Studies of Institutions and Social Capital at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His research interests include institutional reform, political analysis, democratic transition, and the economic role of social capital.



Vladimir Popov is Advisor in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, New York, and Professor Emeritus at the New Economic School, Moscow. His research interests include development economics and economics of transition.



Steven Rosefielde is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. His research interests include Russian, European, and Asian economic systems.



Georgy Satarov is President of the INDEM Foundation and Professor of Public Administration of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. His research interests focus on the functioning of state institutions in Russia and analysis of corruption.



Koen Schoors is Professor of Economics at Ghent University in Belgium and Research Fellow at the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT). His research focuses on banking and finance and institutional economics, with special attention to the countries of the former Soviet Union and economic history.



David Sedik is Senior Agricultural Policy Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization at the United Nations. His research interests include agricultural policies, poverty, and land reform in transition economies. (p. xiii)



Judith Shapiro is Faculty Member in the Department of Economics in the London School of Economics and former Chief of the Transition Economies Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Her major research focus is Russian mortality in the context of post-Soviet health and health care challenges, as well as on the impact of inflation on social welfare.



Sergey Shishkin is Professor of Economics and Research Director at the Institute for Health Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His research interests include economic analysis of social policies and economics of the noncommercial sector.



Sergey Stepanov is Human Capital Foundation Assistant Professor of Corporate Finance at the New Economic School in Moscow. His research interests include corporate finance and microeconomics.



Elena Strukova is Consultant at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Her research interests focus on the analysis of costs of environmental degradation.



Pekka Sutela is Distinguished Visiting Professor at SciencesPo, Paris, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics in the Aalto University of Helsinki, Finland, formerly the Head of the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT). His research interests include Russian and other post-Soviet economic development and policies; economies of the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; and the history of economic thought.



David Tarr is Consultant and Former Lead Economist of the World Bank. His research interests include the analysis of World Trade Organization accession and regional integration agreements, and the impact of reduction of barriers in services on growth and poverty reduction.



Judith Thornton is Charles R. Nelson Professor of Economics at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research focuses on institutional change and regional economic development in Russia.



Alexander Varshavsky is Professor of Economics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Head of the Laboratory for Study of Economic Stability in the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute (CEMI) at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. His research interests include economics of science and technology and economic analysis of innovation, research, and development.



Alexander Vasin is Professor in the Department of Operations Research at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. His research interests include game-theoretic analysis of markets and auctions, especially of the electricity sector in Russia, as well as evolutionary and repeated games.



Natalya Volchkova is E.ON. Assistant Professor of Energy Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow. Her research interests include international trade and trade policy with a focus on firm-level aspects of foreign transactions. (p. xiv)



Shlomo Weber is Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and PINE Foundation Visiting Professor of Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow. His research interests include game theory, political economy, and public economics.



Ruslan Yemstov is Lead Economist and member of the Social Protection Team in the Human Development Network of the World Bank in Washington, DC. His research interests include income distribution in transition economies, poverty and public policy, and social protection.



Ksenia Yudaeva is Head of the Expert Department of the Office of the President of Russia, Russia’s G20 Sherpa, and former Chief Economist and Director at the Center for Macroeconomics Research in Sberbank, Russia. Her research interests include Russian macroeconomics, the financial sector, and international trade.