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Michael Rochlitz in an interview on the regional elections in Russia

In WDR 5 Morgenecho, Michael Rochlitz answers questions about the regional elections in Russia. According to Russia expert and institutional economist Michael Rochlitz, the rejection of the admission of opposition candidates by the election commission, which led to mass demonstrations, impedes the political-institutional and thus the economic modernization of the country.

The interview

Michael Rochlitz was appointed to the University of Bremen in April 2019 and is a renowned expert in the fields of post-socialism research, development economics, and institutional change. His international academic career led him to the Higher School of Economics in Moscow for several years as a junior professor. 

Michael Rochlitz grinst in die Kamera