Clifford Gaddy

United States

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).


Vladimir Putin’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The problem is, Putin can no longer really be many of the historic characters he tries to play. Putin is no longer the outsider trying to save and reform the system; he is now the system. He is not
Will the Russian Economy Rid Itself of Its Dependence on Oil?
It is true that the Russian economy is backward, and that oil plays a role in that backwardness. But oil is not the root cause. The causes of Russia’s backwardness lie in its inherited production

Clifford Gaddy