Christopher Davis is an economist who studies the command and transition economies of the USSR/Russia and Eastern Europe. His specialist fields of research related to this region are demography, economics of the health and defense sectors, and industrial policy and industrialization. Since 2013 he has held a part-time research position in Moscow as Head of the Research Laboratory on the Economics of Health Reform at the Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration. He is an Emeritus Professor.
Research activities and interests include:
theory of the command and transition economies (especially shortage and disequilibrium models,
second economy and de-monetized processes such as barter),
economics of the health sectors in the USSR/Russia and Eastern Europe,
industrialization and industrial policy in the USSR and Russia,
economics of the defence sector in the USSR and Russia.