Mark Harrison is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Science. He is a research fellow of CEPR and of Warwick’s Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. He was one of the first western economists to work in Russian archives after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has published in the Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Economic Literature, and other journals. His recent books include The Soviet Economy and the Approach of War, 1937-1939 (2018) and One Day We Will Live Without Fear: Everyday Lives Under the Soviet Police State (2016). His book Secret Leviathan: Secrecy and State Capacity Under Soviet Communism will be published in 2023.