About Michael Baron

Michael Baron was born in Moscow, but moved to Australia at a young age. He is an IT consultant, founder and CEO of Baron Consulting and lectures at some of Australia's leading universities.

Articles by Michael Baron

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Medvedev, the phantom president

The recent Putin-Medvedev announcement has made a lame duck of President Medvedev, who clearly no longer has any significant say in matters political or economic. But did he ever? Were Russians not just going along with the deception, as older children do to get presents from Santa Claus, in whom they no longer believe? Michael Baron uses an unusual business performance analysis method to consider the question.

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