This site is a Σ of articles, facts, and discussions across many disciplines that interest me, including economics, history, astronomy, visual arts, just to name a few.   If you are not up to intellectual discussion, browse the images in Photography.  Most are taken by me or my family members, unless noted otherwise.  As always, please respect others’ work and do not copy without permission and without proper reference.  I will do my best to provide as much detail as possible for quotes and links.

My professional work is primarily in the fields of transition economies (Russia, in particular), economic history, transaction costs, social networks, and financial economics.  For information, visit Markets vs Hierarchies page.

Last, but not least:

My Econ students, you will find most of the relevant posts under Economics category or tagged ‘econ’.  This site was created, in part, because many of you thought it would be a good idea to stay in touch this way — beyond the blackboard.

Your feedback and interest are very much appreciated —

email or comment