Welcome to the Barry W. Ickes Home Page

(heading for home at Carnoustie)

Welcome to my home page. You can find information related to my research, teaching, and service. For Scottish golf pictures click here and here for the most recent, 2008 Scotland trip. For golf pictures from a trip to Ireland, click here. For pictures from Toftrees click here. To access the Toftrees Official Men's League Rules of Golf click here.


I am Head of the Department of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. I am also Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Research on International Financial and Energy Security, and a Founder of the The New Economic School in Moscow. Formerly, I was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. I am the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. I was the President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies during 2004.

For a copy of my vita, click here.

To find my blog, click here .

Clifford Gaddy and I recently completed Bear Traps on Russia's Road to Modernization, published by Routledge.


Clifford Gaddy and I are completing a new book, Russia's Addiction: The Political Economy of Resource Dependence, Brookings Press, forthcoming. Here is a website that has related materials.


It's out!! Russia's Virtual Economy is finally published.

My research focuses on Russia and the economics of transition.
For some recent papers that focus on the Russian economy, please click here.
Here is a list of  working papers, along with abstracts. You can find a list of my publications by clicking here.


During the Fall semester of 2020 I am teaching Econ 472, Russian Economic and Social History.

During the spring semester of 2014 I taught Econ 452, the Economics of the Financial Crisis.


During the spring semester of 2013 I taught Econ 427, the Economics of Energy and Energy Security.


During the spring semester of 2012 I will teach a course on the financial crisis. Here is a link to the website of a previous version of the course.


I also teach Econ 472, the Economics of Transition. This course used to be Econ 372.

I usually teach the graduate course in Economic Development. To see my syllabus for Economic Development, click here. I have some selected lectures available to be downloaded. To reach the list of lectures, click here. Some of the readings for this course and other materials are available here.

Here is a link to the Economics Growth Workshop.

I also teach Econ 434, International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics.

Sometimes I teach Econ 503, Macroeconomic Analysis. To reach the Econ 503 Home Page, click here.

The most important article ever written in economics can be found by clicking here (subscription to JSTOR is required).
Paul Krugman has an interesting article on reading Keynes General Theory.
You can find out how to contact me by clicking here

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Last updated: January 2002