Research interests: labor economics, health economics, economic demography, health and fertility in post-socialist countries
“Autopsy on an Empire: Understanding Mortality in Russia and the Former Soviet Union,” (with David M. Cutler, Harvard University), The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 19, no. 1 (Winter 2005), 107 - 130.
“The Role of Social Capital in the Russian Mortality Crisis,” (with Ichiro Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy, Harvard School of Public Health), World Development, Vol. 26 no. 11 (November 1998), 2029 - 2043.
“The Demographic Transformation of Post-Socialist Countries: Causes, Consequences, and Questions,” invited paper, United Nations University-WIDER Conference, Helsinki: Reflections on Transition: Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, September 2009.