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Anders Åslund is a Swedish economist and expert on economic transition from centrally planned to market economies. Åslund served as an economic adviser to the governments of Russia and Ukraine and from 2003 was director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Åslund was a firm believer in the controversial "shock therapy" measures that were applied to the Russian economy.
He has been a senior fellow at the Washington-based Peterson Institute since 2006.