• Ph.D. Oxford University (St. Antony's College).
  • M.Sc. Stockholm School of Economics
  • B.A. 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

Currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, senior fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum and Chairman of the Economics Education and Research Consortium, for over 30 years Anders Åsund has been focusing on the systemic transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy. He has been an advisor to, among others, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan and has contributed to the economic policy of the Baltic States. From 1989 to 1994 he was a professor of international economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics, and earned a PhD from Oxford University. 


  • 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).



project involvement: expert

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