Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC; Professor of Economy, Johns Hopkins University.
Earned his Ph.D. in economics from Duke University. Previous positions: teaching and research work at Duke, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University.
Research interests: Russian and Soviet economics, politics and security.
Selected publications: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (with Fiona Hill, 2013); Bear Traps on Russia’s Road to Modernization (with Barry W. Ickes, 2013). His earlier books include e Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold (2003); Russia’s Virtual Economy (with Barry W.Ickes, 2002); The Price of the Past: Russia’s Struggle with the Legacy of a Militarized Economy (1998); Open for Business: Russia’s Return to the Global Economy (1992).