Notes: Daniel Treisman studies Russian politics, the political economy of development, democratic transitions, and political corruption. His book, After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia (Michigan) demonstrated how Moscow's policy of fiscally appeasing crisis-prone regions helped Russia avoid disintegration. Without a Map: Political Tactics and Economic Reform in Russia (MIT, with Andrei Shleifer) builds on Professor Treisman's experience with a USAID team advising Russia's finance ministry on tax reform. It examines the political constraints faced by Russian economic reformers, and explains how the weak Russian state maneuvered to co-opt opponents by manipulating economic "rents". Dr. Treisman teaches about the political and economic systems of Eastern Europe and the political economy of reform. His students study topics in stabilization, privatization, nationalism, ethnicity, corruption, and growth. He has been National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and has received fellowships from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and German Marshall Fund of the US.
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