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Anders Åslund


Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish

The Epoch Times
25 Years Ago: Dismantling the Communist States
Book Review | December 7, 2014
The Epoch Times reviews the Peterson Institute''s latest book, The Great Rebirth: Lessons from the Victory of Capitalism over Communism, which presents the findings of Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov''s definitive assemblage of research and reflections by those who led the transition in Eastern Europe.

New York Times
Ukraine, Caught in a Vise
Video | September 2, 2014
Anders Åslund discusses Ukraine''s economic shift toward Europe in this video.

NPR''s All Things Considered
Russia Retaliates for Western Sanctions with Ban on Food Imports
Audio with transcript | August 7, 2014
Anders Åslund explains how Russia''s new ban on US and European food products may have a greater impact on Russian consumers than US economic interests.

Wall Street Journal Live
Will Tougher Sanctions Slow Violence in Ukraine?
Video | July 28, 2014
Anders Åslund joins Sara Murray to discuss the potential impact of the European Union''s tough new sanctions against Russia

NPR''s Weekend Edition
Ukraine Protesters Denounce Russian Cash
Audio with transcription | December 21, 2013
Anders Åslund discusses the bailout loan that Ukraine accepted from Russia in an interview with National Public Radio.

Diane Rehm Show
Unrest in Ukraine
Audio | December 12, 2013
Anders Åslund joins a distinguished panel of experts on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

NPR''s All Things Considered
Two Nominations Round Out Obama''s Second-Term Cabinet
Audio with transcript | May 2, 2013
Jeffrey J. Schott expects the newly-nominated US Trade Representative, Mike Froman, to hit the ground running since he has been at the heart of everything the administration has done on trade.

Business News Network
The Political Climate in Russia
Video | May 6, 2013
Anders Åslund explains to BNN why the number of small enterprises in Russia is declining and how the reduced competition is slowing economic growth.

Voice of America
Russia Re-Industrializes as Energy Boom Fades
Video | March 22, 2013
Anders Åslund tells Voice of America we should expect to see a substantial revival of Russian manufacturing now that oil prices seem to be leveling out and Russia''s energy sector is no longer crowding out other sectors.

Cyprus Bailout Bank Account Seizures - A One Off-Action, or a Template for Future Bailouts?
Video | March 18, 2013
Shortly after the first bailout plan for Cyprus was announced, Anders Åslund tells BNN''s Howard Green that he would have preferred the plan only target accounts worth more than 100,000 euros.

Voice of America
2012 Ukrainian Elections Through the Eyes of US Experts
Video | October 2012
Anders Åslund joins a Voice of America discussion to preview the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine and to discuss future cooperation between Kyiv, Brussels, and Washington.
Poland Is Now Ready for Growth
Video | September 25, 2012
Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, guest interviewer on, Poland''s largest internet TV channel, chooses Anders Åslund as his guest to discuss the European debt crisis and economic reforms in the Middle East from a East European perspective.

Business News Network
German Court Ruling on European Stability Mechanism
Video | September 12, 2012
Anders Åslund discusses the announcement of German courts ratifying the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which is designed to act as a new bailout fund for the euro area.

Bloomberg TV
ECB Decision Will Calm Bond Markets
Video | September 6, 2012
Anders Åslund says the European Central Bank''s decision to give up its preferred creditor status is a critical change that was needed to help raise confidence in the bond markets.

Washington Post''s Wonk Blog
What the Habsburg Empire Can Tell Us About Breaking Up the Euro Zone
Article | August 13, 2012
The Washington Post highlights Åslund''s historical analysis of failed currency unions [pdf] in the Habsburg Empire, the former Soviet Union, and the former Yugoslavia, all of which resulted in "total economic fiascos."

Center for Economic Policy Research
Latvia''s Recession and Recovery: Are There Lessons for the Eurozone?
April 11, 2012
Anders Åslund, PIIE, and Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research, present two opposing views on whether Latvia was successful or not in its approach to the global financial crisis. Åslund is coauthor of How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis and author of The Last Shall Be the First: The East European Financial Crisis.


American Enterprise Institute
Putin Made Two Mistakes About Medvedev
Video | December 9, 2011
Anders Åslund speaks at the conference, "Russia''s Revolution 20 Years Later: Hopes of the Past, Expectations for the Future," hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.

Russia Beyond the Headlines
Russia''s Heft in WTO Means More Economic Commitments
Article | December 2, 2011
RBTH interviews Anders Åslund on what joining the WTO will mean for Russia. See also Policy Brief 11-20: The United States Should Establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia.

Is Russia a "Mafia State"?
Video | December 1, 2010
BBC Newsnight''s Emily Maitlis asks the former British ambassador to Moscow, Sir Tony Brenton, and Anders Åslund, a former economic adviser to the Russian government, whether there is evidence to suggest a link between organized crime and the Russian government.

Latvian Austerity Plan Is a "Success," Peterson''s Åslund Says
Article | June 4, 2010
Latvia''s strategy to narrow its deficit while keeping the lats fixed to the euro is a "success" and may be a model for other countries, says Anders Åslund.

University of California, Berkeley
Conversations with History
Interview | February 12, 2008
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economist Anders Åslund for a discussion of Russia after the fall of communism. He analyzes the reasons for the succcessful implementation of a market economy and the reasons for the failure to achieve a democratic revolution. He compares the leadership of Gorbachev, Yelstin, and Putin. Åslund also discusses the implications of authoritarian rule by Putin for Russia and relations with the West.