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Transition Economies

Essential Reading Items

Interview: Ukraine's Turmoil Without End?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Anders Åslund explains the factors behind the protests in Ukraine and predicts that the next step, a Cabinet shakeup, will not end the stalemate or the country's economic troubles.
December 3, 2013

Op-ed: Ukraine: The Basket Case
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy. Reposted with permission.
November 26, 2013

Policy Brief 13-22: Ukraine's Choice: European Association Agreement or Eurasian Union?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2013

Policy Brief 11-9: Lessons from the East European Financial Crisis, 2008-10
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 2011

Book: How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis
by Anders Åslund and Valdis Dombrovskis
May 2011

Book: The Last Shall Be the First: The East European Financial Crisis
by Anders Åslund
October 2010

Paper: Proposals for Ukraine: 2010—Time For Reforms
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Report by the Independent International Experts Commission: A Reform Program for a New President of Ukraine
February 2010

Book: The Russia Balance Sheet
by Anders Åslund and Andrew Kuchins
April 2009

Book: How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy
by Anders Åslund
March 2009

Book: How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
by Anders Åslund
August 2007

Working Paper 06-5: The Eurasian Growth Paradox
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Nazgul Jenish, University of Maryland
June 2006


Policy Briefs

14-20: Debt Sanctions Can Help Ukraine and Fill a Gap in the International Financial System [pdf]
by Anna Gelpern, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2014

13-22: Ukraine's Choice: European Association Agreement or Eurasian Union? [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2013

12-17: Southern Europe Ignores Lessons from Latvia at Its Peril [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 2012

11-9: Lessons from the East European Financial Crisis, 2008-10 [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 2011

06-3: Russia's Challenges as Chair of the G-8 [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2006


Working Papers

12-11: Gender in Transition: The Case of North Korea [pdf]
by Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 2012

12-9: The Microeconomics of North–South Korean Cross-Border Integration [pdf]
by Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
May 2012

11-8: Resource Management and Transition in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia [pdf]
by Richard Pomfret, University of Adelaide, Australia
March 2011

10-2: Economic Crime and Punishment in North Korea [pdf]
by Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2010

07-7: North Korea’s External Economic Relations [pdf]
by Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego
and Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2007

06-5: The Eurasian Growth Paradox [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Nazgul Jenish, University of Maryland
June 2006


Testimony

Opportunities for Canada to Contribute to Energy Security in Ukraine and the Rest of Europe
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, House of Commons, Canada
May 1, 2014

Ukraine, Moldova, the European Union, and US Interests [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on European Affairs
November 14, 2013


Op-eds

Marshall's Postwar Logic Holds True in Ukraine Today
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
October 22, 2014

What Will Happen to Russian-Ukrainian Trade after the War in Donbass
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Published in RBC Daily, Moscow
October 3, 2014

Ukraine's Old, Internal Enemy
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal
October 1, 2014

China's Rise Is a Credit to Private Enterprise Not State Control
by Nicholas R. Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
September 15, 2014

How Far Are Western Sanctions against Russia Going?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Published in RBC Daily, Moscow
August 4, 2014

Sanctions Punish Russia for Arms Aid Linked to Downing of MH17
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal: Market Watch
July 18, 2014

Russia Is in No Economic Shape to Fight a War
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 22, 2014

How to Reform Ukraine's Economy
by Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Council on Foreign Relations
and Douglas A. Rediker, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Fortune. Reposted with permission.
April 2, 2014

Russia Will Pay Dearly for Putin's Anschluss
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
March 25, 2014

How Should the European Union Respond to Russia?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the European Voice. Reposted with permission.
March 3, 2014

Ukraine Can Now Fix Its Economy, If It Moves Fast
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
February 25, 2014

What Kiev's Democratic Turn Means for Moscow
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
February 25, 2014

Russia Is Losing Sources of Economic Growth
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
January 22, 2014

Who's the Biggest Loser in the Ukraine-Russia Deal?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy
December 20, 2013

Putin's Conservative State Capitalism
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
December 18, 2013

Ukraine's False Choice
by Douglas A. Rediker, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Council on Foreign Relations
Op-ed in Foreign Policy
December 16, 2013

Ukraine Crisis: Yanukovych and the Tycoons
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed for BBC News
December 11, 2013

Yanukovych's Self Defeat in Vilnius [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Central Europe Digest. Reposted with permission.
December 3, 2013

Russia Can't Grow and Steal at the Same Time
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
November 27, 2013

Ukraine: The Basket Case
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy. Reposted with permission.
November 26, 2013

Ukraine's Prisoner's Dilemma
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Project Syndicate
October 31, 2013

Push for Customs Union Turns Friends to Foes
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
September 9, 2013

How Putin Lost Ukraine
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
August 20, 2013

VTB Purchase of Tele2 Is a Classic Insider Deal
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 16, 2013

Nine Reasons Why Stability in Russia May Be Elusive
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
January 22, 2013

Ukraine's Monetary Policy Is Shockingly Incompetent
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Kyiv Post, originally published in Russian by Forbes Ukraine magazine
January 10, 2013

You're a Mean One, Mr. Putin
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy
December 28, 2012

Ukraine's New Government Sign of Increasing Yanukovych Weakness
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Kyiv Post
December 25, 2012

Rise and Fall of Russia's Economic Think Tanks
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
December 18, 2012

Ukraine's Flawed Elections: A Silver Lining?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Central Europe Digest
December 3, 2012

Rosneft Is the Foundation of Putin's State Capitalism
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
October 23, 2012

Ukraine's Outdated Educational System Translates into Lagging Economy
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Kyiv Post
October 4, 2012

Paul Krugman's Baltic Problem
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy. Reposted with permission.
September 13, 2012

Why Moldova Has Turned Its Back on Russia
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
July 26, 2012

Moldova Deserves PNTR As Well
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Hill
June 20, 2012

Putin's Eurasian Illusion Will Lead to Isolation
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
June 20, 2012

Why Toomas Ilves Is Right and Paul Krugman Is Wrong
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Postimees, Estonia
June 10, 2012

What Putin's Piecemeal Reforms Will Look Like
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
May 29, 2012

Putin's New Economic Liberalism
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 24, 2012

Why BRICS Is No Good for Russia
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
March 28, 2012

Why Gazprom Resembles a Crime Syndicate
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
February 28, 2012

Putin's Dangerous Reprivatization Idea
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
February 22, 2012

The Snow Revolution's Orange Shadow
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Project Syndicate
February 10, 2012

Putin Without Putinism
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy. Reposted with permission.
February 8, 2012

How to Rebuild Russia
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
December 20, 2011

Ukraine's Finances Appear Unsustainable
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Kyiv Post
October 14, 2011

Kiev Can't Manage Without the European Union
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
September 27, 2011

Twenty Years of Ukrainian Independence: An Assessment
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Korrespondent
September 26, 2011

The United States, Not Gaidar, Killed Yeltsin's Reforms
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
August 23, 2011

High Graft + 4 Percent Growth = Enduring Stagnation for the Russian Economy
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
July 27, 2011

Lukashenko Digs Belarus' Grave
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
May 26, 2011

Ukraine's Putin?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Washington Post
May 2, 2011

Schism in the Tandem Is Getting Larger
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 26, 2011

Learning Some Big Lessons from Little Estonia
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
March 21, 2011

What Russia Can Learn from Tunisia and Egypt
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
February 23, 2011

Post Crisis: What Europe Can Learn from the Baltic States
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Central Europe Digest
February 1, 2011

New Europe's Surprising Resilience
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Project Syndicate
December 16, 2010

Assessing Moscow's Management of the Crisis
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
October 27, 2010

Let's Get Privatization Right This Time Around
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
August 18, 2010

The Kremlin's New Policy in Its Near Abroad
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
July 28, 2010

Modernize or Marginalize
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Andrew Kuchins, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
June 18, 2010

Yanukovych at the Crossroads
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
June 2, 2010

A New Chance to Build Kyrgyz Democracy
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 28, 2010

Pyongyang Tipping Point
by Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal
April 12, 2010

North Korea Turns in a Widening Gyre
by Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed published in Handelsblatt as "Gescheiterte Reform destabilisiert Nordkorea"
March 30, 2010

10 Steps Ukraine Should Take Toward Reform
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
March 24, 2010

Does Russia Belong in the BRICs?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
January 19, 2010

Life Is Not Fair
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
December 29, 2009

Ukraine above the Rest in Crisis Management
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
April 22, 2009

Baltic Protests and Financial Meltdowns
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Globalist
February 10, 2009

Leonid Kuchma Built a Prosperous Ukraine
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
August 28, 2008

Inflation's Sunspots Stain Economic Successes in Post-Communist Region
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
June 25, 2008

Will Freer Markets Lead to a More Democratic Government in Russia?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in eJournalUSA 13, no. 6
June 2008

Tymoshenko Government Off to a Promising, Ambitious Start
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Kyiv Post
February 7, 2008

Russia's New Oligarchy: For Putin and Friends, a Gusher of Questionable Deals
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Washington Post
December 12, 2007

Combating Inflation with WTO Membership
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
October 31, 2007

Reflections on the Ukrainian Parliamentary Election: Analysis and Commentary
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Action Ukraine Report (AUR) #879
October 15, 2007

Suffering from Oil's Curse a Matter of Choice
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
December 6, 2006

Economics, Not Politics, Is Central Europe’s Big Problem
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
November 8, 2006

The Folly of Renationalization
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Moscow Times
May 23, 2006


Speeches and Papers

Ukraine: Moving Beyond Stalemate?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission)
March 16, 2010

Proposals for Ukraine: 2010—Time For Reforms [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Report by the Independent International Experts Commission: A Reform Program for a New President of Ukraine
February 2010

The Global Financial Crisis and Development Strategy for Emerging Market Economies [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented to the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, World Bank, Seoul, Korea
June 23, 2009

Implications of the Crisis for Eastern Europe
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in the newsletter of the United Nations Development Programme and London School of Economics and Political Science
June 2009

Engaging Ukraine in 2009 [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution
and Jonathan Elkind, Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution Policy Paper 13
Reposted with the permission of the Brookings Institution
March 2009

Gazprom’s Strategy
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before Hearing on EU Economic and Trade Relations with Russia, Committee on International Trade, European Parliament, Brussels
November 21, 2006

Russia's WTO Accession
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony at the Hearing on EU Economic and Trade Relations with Russia, Committee on International Trade, European Parliament, Brussels
November 21, 2006

Re-privatization Should Be Avoided
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in Kyiv Post
February 2, 2006


Books

Devaluing to Prosperity: Misaligned Currencies and Their Growth Consequences
by Surjit S. Bhalla
August 2012

Who Needs to Open the Capital Account?
by Olivier Jeanne , Arvind Subramanian and John Williamson
April 2012

How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis
by Anders Åslund and Valdis Dombrovskis
May 2011

The Last Shall Be the First: The East European Financial Crisis
by Anders Åslund
October 2010

Russia after the Global Economic Crisis
edited by Anders Åslund , Sergei Guriev and Andrew Kuchins
May 2010

The Russia Balance Sheet
by Anders Åslund and Andrew Kuchins
April 2009

How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy
by Anders Åslund
March 2009

Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed
by Anders Åslund
October 2007

Economic Consequences of Soviet Disintegration
edited by John Williamson
May 1993 (Out-of-Print)