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10th ICSID Conference

On June 7-10, 2021, our cooperation partner, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the HSE University, held its 10th annual conference. The conference, "Political Economy in a Changing World", brought together scholars from Europe, Russia, the US and Asia who…

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Russian Politics

A new article by Ekaterina Paustyan

Ekaterina Paustyan's paper 'A Treaty for the Rich and Politically Loyal? Explaining the Bilateral Center-Region Treaties in Post-Soviet Russia' has just come out in a new issue of Russian Politics. The paper, available in open access, studies the signing of bilateral treaties between the federal and…

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Workshop "Varieties of Populism in East and West"

On May 27, 2021, the team of Michael Rochlitz took part in the digital workshop “Varieties of Populism in East and West”. The event was part of the Alexander von Humboldt Institutional Partnership Project between Freie Universität Berlin and Higher School of Economics Moscow. 

David Karpa, Olga…

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Södertörn University

Book presentation at Södertörn University

On May 20, 2021, Michael Rochlitz presented his joint book with Alexander Libman (FUB), "Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure?", at a seminar at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University. The book came out in 2019 and offers a…

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ZOiS podcast

Roundtable Osteuropa Podcast

Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz was invited to join Dr. Fabian Burkhardt (IOS Regensburg) on the Roundtable Osteuropa Podcast by the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). The podcast episode, “30 Post-Soviet years: Economic policy and regime stability in Belarus and Russia”, was…

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Russia’s Economy: A Possible Vision for the Future

A new Russian Analytical Digest, a special issue about the state of the Russian economy, includes a piece by Michael Rochlitz. Michael wrote about the potential of the Russian economy, how the problem of Russia's economic stagnation - no real progress for more than ten years - is fundamentally…

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A book review at EAS by Olga Masyutina

Olga Masyutina’s book review of “The Putin Paradox” by Richard Sakwa came out in the latest issue of Europe-Asia Studies. The book is a dense and comprehensive overview of the last three decades of Russia’s history where Sakwa expounds on Putin phenomenon and its logic. He shows how many…

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Alexander Libman at the IERP Economic Colloquium

Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman (FUB) was invited by Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz to present his research at the IERP Economic Colloquium on May 11, 2021. Alexander discussed his paper (co-authored with Olga Vasilyeva) that looks at the legacies of Soviet giant infrastructural projects, which played an…

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EuropaPunktBremen podcast - Chernobyl anniversary

Michael Rochlitz and Prof. Dr. Susanne Schattenberg (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa) were guests on the EuropaPunktBremen podcast hosted by Horst Seele-Liebetanz. The podcast was recorded to mark the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The guests, who recently visited the cite of the accident as…

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Panel discussion „From socialist planned economy to a free market“

On April 22, 2021, Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz took part in an online panel discussion „From socialist planned economy to a free market“. The round table was organized by Deutsche Historische Institut Moskau together with ZOiS, Körber-Stiftung, German Association for East European Studies (DGO),…

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