Prof. Michael Ellman (1942), emeritus professor Amsterdam University 2012- ; professor Amsterdam University 1975-2012 (professor of the economics of centrally planned economies 1975-1995, professor of economic systems with special reference to transition economics, 1995-2007, chair dept of economics 2001-2005, chair dept of business studies, 2007-12); B.A. Cambridge 1963, M.Sc (econ) with distinction, LSE 1965, graduate student dept of mathematical methods economics faculty Moscow State University 1965-67 (UK-USSR exchange agreement), PhD Cambridge 1972, lecturer dept of economics Glasgow University 1967-69, research officer/senior research officer, Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University (1969-75); awarded the 1998 Kondratieff prize for his “contributions to the development of the social sciences”; honorary member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Economic Sciences and Entrepreneurship; visiting professor, ISS, The Hague (1983), New Economic School, Moscow (1997); visiting fellow Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 2005; member of workshop on the utilization of Soviet archives, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2007 & 2011; lecturer Beidaihe (1996), Suzhou (1998) and Beijing (1999); invited discussant UNECE conference on transition, Geneva 2008; consultant Macdonald commission Canada, EU and Dutch government. Author of numerous books and articles on the Soviet and Russian economies, on transition economics and on Soviet economic and political history. Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, member of editorial board of vol 5 of Tragediya sovetskoi derevni, contributor to both editions of the New Palgrave and to the Encyclopedia of Russian History.
Research interests: Transition economics, Russian economy, Soviet economic & political history.