Paul R. Gregory

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Paul Gregory is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is Cullen Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston, a research fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, and emeritus chair of the International Advisory Board of the Kiev School of Economics. Gregory has held visiting teaching appointments at Moscow State University and the Free University of Berlin.

Gregory was the director of the Russian Petroleum Legislation Project of the University of Houston Law Center from 1992 to 1997 and has written broadly on Russian energy.

The holder of a PhD in economics from Harvard University, he is the author or coauthor of twelve books and more than one hundred articles on economic history, the Soviet economy, transition economies, comparative economics, and economic demography. His most recent books are Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives (Hoover Institution Press, 2013), Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin’s Kremlin: The Story of Nikolai Bukharin and Anna Larina (Hoover Institution Press, 2010), Lenin’s Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives (Hoover Institution Press, 2008), Terror by Quota (Yale, 2009), and The Political Economy of Stalinism (Cambridge, 2004), for which he received the Hewett Prize, awarded to works on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe. He co-edited The Lost Transcripts of the Politburo (Yale, 2008). His archival work is summarized in “Allocation under Dictatorship: Research in Stalin’s Archive” (Journal of Economic Literature.) As a producer, Gregory worked with director Marianna Yarovskaya on the documentary film Women of the Gulag, which was short-listed for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Gregory blogs for Defining Ideas and The Hill and tweets at #PaulR_Gregory.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses whether Putin might be very sick with cancer and what that means for Russia and the world.
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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, April 11, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Defining Ideas article "Russians And Collective Guilt."

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Russians And Collective Guilt

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Members of the Russian public who support Putin and his Ukraine invasion are not blameless.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his RealClear World article "Russia’s Plan to Negotiate a “Victory from Within”".

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Russia’s Plan To Negotiate A “Victory From Within”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Real Clear World
Thursday, March 17, 2022

A whistleblower claiming to be from the FSB (Russia’s successor to the Soviet KGB) has disclosed what he or she purports to be the Kremlin’s victory plan now that negotiations have begun. The concept is to gain through negotiations what Russia’s military could not win on the field of battle.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Do reported Russian 'whistleblower' accounts indicate a crack in Putin's power?"

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Do Reported Russian 'Whistleblower' Accounts Indicate A Crack In Putin's Power?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

There is relative global unanimity that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has not gone according to plan. Instead of a three-day blitzkrieg ending with Russian troops marching triumphantly into Kyiv’s Maidan Square, greeted by cheering crowds, Russia’s assault has bogged down as casualties of conscripts reportedly mount and harsh international economic sanctions deprive Putin of his war chest. The deadline for completing operations has been moved to a distant June.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, March 14, 2022

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses what it is like to run a business school in a war zone. Listen to Part 2 of the interview here.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Ukraine’s George Washington – Or Martyr

interview with Paul R. Gregory, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

How to interpret news coming out of Eastern Europe, and the makeup of Ukrainians and Russians.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses President Biden's State of the Union speech including energy and the Ukraine.

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