Anders Olofsgård is currently Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, and Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before that he was Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph. D. in economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies, at Stockholm University, in 2001. Anders’ primary research areas are political economy, development and applied microeconomics, and he has published widely in both economics and political science journals. Anders has also been a Visiting Scholar at the research department of the IMF, and done work for among others the World Bank, USAID and the Swedish Parliament.