Paul Aligica joined Hudson Institute as a Herman Kahn fellow in 2001 and currently serves as an Adjunct Fellow. He is also a senior fellow at the Mercatus Center and faculty fellow at the James Buchanan Center for Political Economy at George Mason University.
In addition to his acadiic work, he has served as an expert to large international consulting firms and as an advisor or project partner to institutions such as the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, European Union organizations, NATO, and the United States Agency for International Development.
Aligica received his Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also has a Ph.D. in economics from the Acadiy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Bucharest.
Aligica has written extensively on international relations, scenario building, institutional change theories and strategies, and the economies and polities of Eastern Europe. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Public Organization Review, Communist and Post Communist Studies, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Global Business & Economics Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, East European Economics, The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, East European Constitutional Review, and other publications.