Dr. Alexeev’s research and teaching interests lie mostly in the fields of comparative economics and economics of transition from a Soviet-type economy to a market economy. Recently he has also been interested in comparative analysis of institutions and in law and economics. In studying the economics of transition, Dr. Alexeev concentrates on the behavior of various economic agents (enterprise managers, consumers, government officials) paying special attention to informal aspects such as underground economic activities. Dr. Alexeev’s research has appeared in Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economics and Statistics, and European Economic Review, as well as in comparative economics journals and edited volumes. Since early 1992 Dr. Alexeev, who is a native of Russia, has been actively participating in the technical assistance programs to the former Soviet Union.