Claes Ericson (b. 1977) is a Swedish economist and a commentator on Russia’s economic development. He visited Russia for the first time in 1996, and has since then lived in and travelled extensively to the country, working for the Swedish
Foreign Ministry and with business development and investments in the region.
The Oligarchs is his third book about Russia. Earlier titles have focused on the
political anecdotes of the Soviet Union and the situation of contemporary Russia in the shadow of the Kremlin.