Thomas Remington

Thomas F. Remington

Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Emory University; Visiting Professor, Harvard University
Visiting Professor, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
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Remington is a political scientist specializing in Russia, China and transition politics more generally. He writes about the political sources of economic inequality and social policy, and on how income inequality is rising around the world, including in the United States, and has roots in politics as well as economics. He is a Senior Research Associate of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

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Opinion: "While America Tweets, China Soars," Thomas F. Remington, Washington Post, December 19, 2013.


"Public-Private Partnerships in TVET: Adapting the Dual System in the United States" Journal of Vocational Education & Training (2018).

Discusses some of the characteristic patterns of local partnerships embracing elements of dual education, uniting educational institutions, government entities, and firms in partnerships to upgrade technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

"'There is No Middle Class in This Oblast. There are Rich and Poor.' Economic and Social Policy Trade-Offs in the Russian Regions," (with Irina Soboleva, Anton Sobelev, and Mark Urnov), NCEEER Working Paper, May 31, 2011.
Examines trade-offs among social and economic policy at the regional level in Russia.
"The Politics of Inequality in Russia" (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Investigates the relationship between the character of political regimes in Russia's subnational regions and the structure of earnings and income, and finds that income inequality is higher in more pluralistic regions.