Gérard Roland (economist)

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Gérard Roland (born 1954 in Jemappes, Wallonia) is a Belgian economist, and a professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from the Free University of Brussels in 1988. His early work was on the political economy of communism. After 1990, he became one of the world's most renowned and influential scholars in transition economics. He is a member of the Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC) of CERGE-EI.


  • The Design of Reform Packages under Uncertainty, (with M. Dewatripont), American Economic Review, 1995, vol 83, pp. 107–1223
  • Transition and Economics: Politics, Markets and Firms. MIT Press 2000

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