Mitchell Orenstein

Mitchell Orenstein
Senior Fellow - Eurasia Program

Mitchell Orenstein is a Senior Fellow at FPRI’s Eurasia Program and a Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies as well as the Chair of the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Orenstein’s published work has explored the political economy of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, pension privatization worldwide, and the role of policy paradigms in economic reform. His research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international political economy, and global public policy, employing a problem-driven research approach based on asking policy-relevant questions and answering them through carefully designed, in-depth field research.