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Russian Analytical Digest

Economic Consequences of Autocracy

A piece by Michael Rochlitz on “The Economic Consequences of Autocracy” has come out in the new issue of the Russian Analytical Digest. In his commentary Michael shows that a steady downturn in economic growth in Russia in the last decade was caused not so much by the fall in oil prices and…

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Articles in open access

Thanks to a grant of the State and University Library Bremen, two papers by Michael Rochlitz are now out in open access. The Post-Soviet Affairs article "Property rights in Russia after 2009: from business capture to centralized corruption" (with Anton Kazun and Andrei Yakovlev) is available for…

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'Federalism, State and Society' conference in Bahawalpur

Michael Rochlitz was invited to participate in the International conference on Federalism, State and Society that was organized by the the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in Pakistan on March 25, 2021. Michael presented his joint book with Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman (FU Berlin) "Federalism in China…

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Guest Lecture at the University of Zurich

On March 20, 2021, Michael Rochlitz gave a four-hour guest lecture at the University of Zurich on the subject of “Russia's Economic Transformation”, for the module “World Perspectives: Russia” of the master program “Applied History”.

The guest lecture took place online at the invitation of Prof.…

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Does atomic energy have a future in Europe?

On March 11th, 2021, Heinrich Böll Foundation Bremen together with the Young DGO Regional Group Bremen (which is co-run by Olga Masyutina from AG Rochlitz) organized an online event about the future of civilian use of atomic energy in Europe.

This spring marks the 10th and 35th anniversary of the…

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HSE look

Interview in the HSE Look

Michael Rochlitz and Ekaterina Paustyan gave an interview to the HSE Look, the official English-language newspaper of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. At the start of his academic career, Michael spent a year as a postdoc fellow at HSE's International Center for the Study of Institutions…

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EC Horizon

Start of the ITN Projekt “MARKETS”

On March 10th, 2021 the official opening of the EU-funded ITN project "MARKETS" took place. At the University of Bremen, the project is coordinated by Michael Rochlitz (FB 7) and Heiko Pleines (Research Centre for East European Studies), with a budget of 505,576 euros over three years.


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New BIGSSS Fellows

This month three PhD candidates at the Chair of Institutional Economics joined Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) – Ekaterina Vorobeva and Michael Richter as affiliated fellows, and Olga Masyutina as an adjunct fellow.

BIGSSS was created in 2007 through the Excellence…

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Tim Frye

10th Anniversary of International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development

Our long-time institutional partner, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), celebrated its 10th anniversary on February 1st, 2021.

The Center was founded by Timothy Frye and Andrei Yakovlev at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow back in 2011. It brings…

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World Cup 2018

BOFIT Working Paper by Ekaterina Paustyan

Ekaterina Paustyan’s working paper on the distribution of politically motivated intergovernmental transfers in Russia is out at the BOFIT discussion paper series. The paper focuses on the case of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and investigates what factors have accounted for the selection of the World Cup…

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