• PhD Oxford University (St. Antony's College).
  • MSc Stockholm School of Economics
  • BA University of Stockholm

English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Polish (fluent), Russian (fluent), Swedish (fluent)

Anders Aslund

Chairman of the CASE Advisory Council

Chairman of the CASE Advisory Council

Dr. Anders Åslund is a senior fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is a leading specialist on economic policy in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Dr. Åslund has served as an economic adviser to several governments, notably the governments of Russia and Ukraine. He has published widely and is the author of 15 books and has edited 16 books. His most recent book is Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy (Yale UP 2019).

He was a professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and the founding director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. He has worked at five Washington think tanks – the Atlantic Council, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. He served as a Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Geneva, and Moscow. He earned his PhD from Oxford University. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.


  • Russia and Eurasia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Ukraine
  • international economics
  • economies in transition
  • international financial institutions
  • trade policy
  • economic/market reform


Current positions:

  • Senior Fellow at the foreign policy think tank Stockholm Free World Forum
  • Adjunct professor at Georgetown University
  • Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Honorary professor of the Kyrgyz National University
  • Co-chairman of the Economics Education and Research Consortium

Previous Positions:

  • Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council
  • Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program (2003 - 2005) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he was Senior Associate from 1994 - 2005
  • Co-director of the Carnegie Moscow Center's project on Economies of the Post-Soviet States
  • Director of Stockholm Institute of East European Economics (1989 - 1994)
  • Professor at Stockholm School of Economics (1989 - 1994)
  • Conducted research at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and Brookings Institution
  • Served as an economic advisor to the government of Russia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan
  • Served as Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Switzerland, and Russia
  • Widely published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. 

Selected publications (author or co-author):

Russia after the Global Economic Crisis (2010)
The Russia Balance Sheet (2009)
How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy (2009)
Challenges of Globalization: Macroeconomic Imbalances and Development Models (2008)
Europe after Enlargement (2007)
Revolution in Orange (2006).
Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed (2007)
How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia (2007)
Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc (2001)
How Russia Became a Market Economy (1995)
Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform, 2d ed. (1991)
Private Enterprise in Eastern Europe (1985).



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