NBER Summer Institute

Michael Rochlitz participated in the 45th annual NBER Summer Institute conference in Cambridge, the USA. Michael and his co-author Ruben Enikolopov presented their paper “The Effect of Independent Online Media in an Autocracy” on the IT and Digitization panel.

The NBER Summer Institute is one of…

Book Balmaceda

Book presentation by Margarita Balmaceda

Prof. Margarita Balmaceda presented her new book “Russian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union” (Columbia University Press) at the last session of the IERP Economic Colloquim on July 19, 2022.

The book provides a comprehensive picture of the…

Koen Schoors

Koen Schoors at the IERP Colloquium

On July 12, 2022, Prof. Koen Schoors from Ghent University (Belgium) presented his research on “Tsarist elites still make a killing: Contemporaneous wage premiums of emigrated Tsarist elites” at the IERP Economic Colloquium at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics. Koen was invited to Bremen…


Discussing AI in the Haus der Wissenschaft on July 9

Michael Rochlitz was invited to give a public talk at the event series “Wissen um 11” which is held by the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen every Saturday at 11 a.m. and is designed to bring science to the general public. Michael’s presentation was about artificial intelligence, Big Data and state…

Russian economy

Issue of Russian Analytical Digest on Economic Dysfunctionalities

The new issue of Russian Analytical Digest includes contributions by Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan, and Michael Rochlitz. In their analysis, Olga and Ekaterina discuss how imperfections in Russian political and economic institutions undermine the efforts to solve the mounting problem of…


‘Campfire’ talk by Michael Rochlitz

Michael Rochlitz was invited to give a public talk at the Universum Museum in Bremen as part of a „Lagerfeuer-Gespräche” series about the war in Ukraine. On June 29, Michael discussed the effect of economic sanctions against Russia on its economy, society and political regime, and answered different…

Yakovlev welcome

Prof. Andrei Yakovlev’s visit to the University of Bremen

Professor Andrei Yakovlev from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow has visited the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen for a short research stay on June 26-July 2, 2022. Andrei Yakovlev, one of Russia’s leading economists, has a long-standing collaboration with…


Piece on Russian waste management in Russland-Analysen

A piece by Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan on the waste management system in Russia appeared in the latest issue of Russland-Analysen. The problem of household waste is one of the numerous environmental challenges that Russia faces today. The 2019 nation-wide waste management reform is…


A new paper at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

A paper by David Karpa and his co-authors “A Transparency Checklist for Carbon Footprint Calculations Applied within a Systematic Review of Virtual Care Interventions” is out at International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Abstract: Increasing concerns about climate change…


Visit of Margarita Zavadskaya to Bremen

Margarita Zavadskaya, postdoctoral research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Helsinki, was a guest speaker at the Economic Colloquium at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics on June 21, 2022. Margarita presented…