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[Photo]: Martin C. Spechler

Martin C. Spechler (Retired)

Campus Address: CA 522
Phone: 317-997-6538
Fax: (317)274-0097


Professor of Economics
Faculty Associate of the Russian and East European Institute and
affiliate of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center


B.A., mcl, Harvard University 1964
M.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1971

Academic Interests

comparative economics of the former Soviet Union, globalization and economic history; economic development of Central Asia.


Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Alpha of Massachusetts, 1963;
Teaching Excelling Recognition Award, three times


The Political Economy of Reform in Central Asia. Uzbekistan under Authoritarianism. (Routledge, 2008)Perspectives in Economic Thought(McGraw-Hill 1990); The Economies of Central Asia (Comparative Economic Studies, March 2008), Central Asia between East and West (Carl Beck Papers, 2008)
Uzbekistan-the Silk Road to Nowhere? (Contemporary EconomicPolicy 2000);
and over 100 articles, book chapters, and reviews on economic history, comparative economics, economic thought, and development in Central Asia.


Member, University Faculty Council, seventh term, 2006-08; Member of Indianapolis Faculty Council 11th term, 2006-07; member of Executive Committee, IFC, 2000-01;
and Consultant, Asian Development Bank on Central Asia;
Book Review Editor, Comparative Economic Studies;
chairman, Resources & Planning Committee, SLA, twice;

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