Anders Åslund is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Professor at Georgetown University. He is a leading specialist on economic policy in East Europe. He is Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Warsaw, and of the Board of International Advisors, Bank of Finland Institute of Transition.
Dr. Åslund has worked as an economic advisor to several governments, including the Russian and Ukrainian governments. He has published extensively, being the author of 13 books, including “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It” (2015); “How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia” (2nd ed., 2013); “Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed” (2007), and “How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy” (2009). He has also edited 16 books, most recently with Simeon Djankov, “The Great Rebirth: Lessons from the Victory of Capitalism over Communism” (2014).
Previously, Dr. Åslund worked as a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 2006-2015 and Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1994-2005. He was the Founding Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition.