William Pyle is a professor in Economics and an affiliate of Middlebury’s programs in International Politics and Economics and Russian and East European Studies. His research focuses on the evolution of markets and market-supporting institutions in post-socialist countries, most particularly Russia. Currently, he is involved in projects relating to land rights, business associations, and deposit markets.
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In recent years, his research has received support from the National Council on Eurasian and East European Research and the International Research and Exchanges Board and he has held visiting researcher positions at the Bank of Finland’s Institute for Economies in Transition and the Higher School of Economics’ (Moscow) Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.
He has a B.A. in History from Harvard College (magna cum laude), an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Duke University in Economics.