"I’ve been fortunate to enjoy BOFIT’s special combination of people and place over the better part of four summers as a Visiting Researcher – writing articles, conversing over long lunches, and taking in Helsinki’s sights and sounds. Including an award-winning collaboration with Laura Solanko, it’s the place I associate with my most productive work as a scholar. As a hub for research and analysis on the economies of Russia and China, BOFIT’s position is unique in the world. It’s a gem! May it continue to shine!"