Richard Ericson

Chairman of the Research Network IAB (East Carolina University)


Richard Ericson graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1971, received an MIA Degree from the Columbia University School of International Affairs in 1974, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979.

Beginning with his dissertation on the Soviet Industrial Supply System, Professor Ericson has done research and teaching in economic theory, the Soviet economy, and the Russian transition at Harvard University (1978-1983), Yale University (1982), Northwestern University (1981, 1983-1985), the New Economic School in Moscow (1996), Urals State University in Ekaterinburg (1999, 2000), the Kazakh National University in Almaty (2002), Columbia University (1985-2003), and East Carolina University (2003-present).

He has served as Associate Director (1991) and Director (1992-1995) of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and is currently Chair and Professor in the Harriot College Economics Department at East Carolina University, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the EERC (Economic Education and Research Consortium) Network Program, and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of EERC, Inc.