Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) has the pleasure to invite you to a presentation on Thursday, May 23, 17.00-18.30 by Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and affiliated faculty of SITE. He will present his latest book, Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy, which looks at how president Putin has consolidated power through the economic system he has created.
2019-05-23 at 17:00
2019-05-23 at 19:00
Stockholm School of Economics, Lecture room: Terassrummet, 8th floor. Entrance from Holländargatan 32
Professor Åslund was the first director of SITE (then the Stockholm Institute of East European Economics) when the institute was set up 30 years ago at the Stockholm School of Economics in an agreement between the Swedish government and leading Swedish businesses. Before joining the Atlantic Council, he worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He has also served as a Swedish diplomat in Kuwait, Poland, Geneva, and Moscow.
He has published fourteen books including, Europe’s Growth Challenge (with Simeon Djankov), Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It, and Russia’s Capitalist Revolution. He has also edited sixteen books. In addition, he writes articles for news media and is an active participant in policy discussions around the world on Russia and the region. Professor Åslund earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.
The presentation will be chaired by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE. Time will be available for questions and answers after the presentation. To celebrate professor Åslund’s new book and his key role as SITE’s founding director 30 years ago, we will serve drinks and snacks after the presentation accompanied by a more informal discussion of Russia and the region. Please note that the venue has limited seating so please sign up for this event as soon as possible to ensure your participation.
The number of seats is very limited, therefore we invite you to RSVP until Monday, May 20 using the Eventbrite registration platform.