Marshall Goldman

Marshall
I.
Goldman

Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Russian Economics, Emeritus, Wellesley College

Center Associate

Marshall Goldman is Kathryn W. Davis Professor of Russian Economics, Emeritus, at Wellesley College, and Senior Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has also been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. An internationally recognized authority on Russian economics, politics, and environmental policy, he has been a participant in the Valdai Hills Discussion Group and has met with Vladimir Putin four times. Professor Goldman’s most recent book, entitled Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia, was published by Oxford University Press 2008. His other publications include The Piratization of Russia (2003); Lost Opportunity: Why Economic Reforms in Russia Have Not Worked (1994); What Went Wrong with Perestroika: The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev (1991); Gorbachev’s Challenge: Economic Reform in the Age of High Technology (1987); The USSR in Crisis: The Failure of an Economic Model (1983); The Enigma of Soviet Petroleum: Half Empty or Half Full? (1980).

Expertise
The impact of the oligarchs on economic reform;
success and failure of foreign investment in the former USSR;
the ups and downs of energy prices and their impact on the Russian economy and political scene.
Current Project
The Impact of the Mafia on Economic Reform; Success and Failure of Foreign Investment in the Former USSR
Foreign Language

Education

Ph.D.
, Russian Studies and Economics
, Harvard University
Selected Publications

Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia (Oxford, 2008).

The Piratization of the Russian Economy (Routledge, 2003).

Lost Opportunity: Why Economic Reforms in Russia Have Not Worked (W.W. Norton, 1994).

What Went Wrong with Perestroika: The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev, W.W. Norton (1991)

Gorbachev's Challenge: Economic Reform in the Age of High Technology (1987)

Specialization