Areas of Interest: Regulatory processes; informal economies; European transition states; democratization; trade as an instrument of growth.
Aaron Presnall (Ph.D. University of Virginia) is president of the Jefferson Institute. He is a political economist specializing in issues of banking and telecommunications regulatory transition, and the evolving world of information and participatory politics. In addition to scholarly works and popular opinion pieces, he has written on the business and political environment of Europe for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and numerous private and governmental organizations in Europe and the United States.
Before joining the Jefferson Institute, he served with the EastWest Institute for seven years in Prague, then in Belgrade for three years as EastWest’s Regional Director of Southeast Europe.