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Professor of Economics, University of Warwick

Mark Harrison is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He is also a research associate of Warwick’s ESRC Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy and a research fellow of the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University. He writes on the history of communism and the economics of fighting, stealing, cheating, lying, and spying


  • 1998–present
    Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
  • 2009–present
    Research Fellow, Hoover Institution


  • 2016
    One Day We Will Live Without Fear: Everyday Lives Under the Soviet Police State, Hoover Institution Press
  • 2014
    The Economics of Coercion and Conflict , World Scientific Publishing: The Tricontinental Series on Global Economic Issues
  • 2013
    Accounting for Secrets, Journal of Economic History
  • 2012
    The Frequency of Wars, Economic History Review
  • 2011
    Great War, Civil War, and Recovery: Russia’s National Income, 1913 to 1928, Journal of Economic History


The Alec Nove Prize (1997); The Russian National Prize for Applied Economics (2012)