Dr. Ekaterina Paustyan


Postdoctoral Researcher


Address: Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, 28359 Bremen

Building: WiWi2, Room: F 2270

E-Mail: paustyanprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66561



Curriculum Vitae

Current position


Since November 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, Professorship of Institutional Economics, University of Bremen

Work experience 
05/2019-06/2019Visiting Researcher, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics Moskau, Russia


Visiting Researcher, Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition, Helsinki, Finland

09/2018-11/2018Visiting Researcher, Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, Canada
09/2017-12/2017Visiting Lecturer, Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg, Russia


09/2015- 06/2020

PhD in Political Science, Political Economy Track, Central European University Budapest, Hungary

09/2013- 06/2014MA in Political Science, Central European University Budapest, Hungary
09/2009- 06/2011MA in Economics, Altai State University Barnaul, Russland
09/2004- 06/2009Specialist Degree in International Relations, Altai State University Barnaul, Russland


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Journal articles

Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan. 2022. "The Political Economy of Waste Management in Russia." Russian Analytical Digest 285: 13-15

Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan. 2022. "Die politische Ökonomie der Abfallwirtschaft in Russland." Russland-Analysen 421: 23-26

Ekaterina Paustyan. 2022. “Das Verhältnis zwischen dem Zentrum und den Regionen in der Rhetorik des russischen Präsidenten und der Staatsduma.” Russland-Analysen 413: 7–10.

Eva Thomann, Jörn Ege, and Ekaterina Paustyan. 2022. “Approaches to Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Good Practices: A Systematic Review.” Swiss Political Science Review, 1–24

Ekaterina Paustyan. 2021. "A Treaty for the Rich and Politically Loyal? Explaining the Bilateral Center-Region Treaties in Post-Soviet Russia". Russian Politics 6(2): 185–209

Ekaterina Paustyan. 2018. "Perspectives: Gubernatorial Turnover in the Russian Regions, 2005-2012" Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 26 (3): 427-33

Working papers                                                                                                                                                    

Olga Masyutina and Ekaterina Paustyan. 2022. "Environmental Politics in Authoritarian Regimes: Waste Management in the Russian Regions", IERP Discussion paper 2206

Ekaterina Paustyan. 2021. "Politically Sensitive Transfers in Russia: The Case of the 2018 FIFA World Cup", BOFIT Discussion Papers series 2/2021                                                                                                           

"Explaining the Tenure of Incumbent Governors in Russia: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis", submitted to the COMPASSS Working Papers series

Book reviews
Ekaterina Paustyan. 2020. "Federalism in China and Russia, by Alexander Libman and Michael Rochlitz." Europe-Asia Studies 72(10): 1770-1771.
Ekaterina Paustyan. 2017. "Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End, edited by Leon Aron." Democratization 24 (1): 186-88.
Ekaterina Paustyan. 2016. "Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes, by Vladimir Gel'man." East European Politics 32 (2): 286-88.
Ekaterina Paustyan. 2014. "The Political Economy of Putin\s Russia, by Pekka Sutela." Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe 36 (3): 435-437.