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Paul Gregory

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Paul Gregory, a Hoover Institution research fellow, holds an endowed professorship in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston, Texas — and is a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin.

He is the author or coauthor of 12 books and many articles on economic history, the Soviet economy, transition economies, comparative economics and economic demography.

They include Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives (Hoover Institution Press, 2008), The Political Economy of Stalinism (2004), Before Command: The Russian Economy from Emancipation to Stalin (1994), Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy (1990, reissued 2006) and Russian National Income, 1885-1913 (1982, reissued 2005).

He has also edited Behind the Façade of Stalin’s Command Economy (2001) and The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag (2003), both published by Hoover Press, and summarizing his research group’s work on the Soviet state and party archives.

His publications based on work in the Hoover Archives have been awarded the Hewett Book Prize and the J.M. Montias Prize for the best article in the Journal of Comparative Economics. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Articles by Paul Gregory

Learning from Russia’s Mistakes in Afghanistan

What can the world learn from the Soviet experience in Afghanistan?

May 7, 2008

Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives

An insight into Soviet thought during the invasion of Afghanistan.

May 6, 2008