Areas of Expertise:
Russia | political systems | comparative politics | political economy
Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science in the UCLA College and an expert on Russia, Russian politics and Russian government, as well as how states transition to democracy and political corruption. Treisman’s book “After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia” demonstrated how Moscow’s policy of fiscally appeasing crisis-prone regions helped Russia avoid disintegration. He worked with a USAID team advising Russia’s finance ministry on tax reform.
Treisman teaches about the political and economic systems of Eastern Europe and the political economy of reform.