Michael Martin Richter, M.A.

Michael Richter

Doctoral researcher


Since September 2020, Michael Martin Richter is a doctoral researcher (PhD candidate) in the team of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz (Professorship of Institutional Change) at the University of Bremen within the EU Innovative Training Network (ITN). He is also a research fellow at the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen. Previously, he finished his postgraduate degrees in European interdisciplinary studies at the College of Europe, in economics and politics at the University College London (UCL), and in international relations at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. He also holds a Bachelor degree in international management from ESB Business School in Reutlingen and Jagiellonian University in Cracow. During his studies, he collected practical experience at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Moscow, the Polish Embassy in Russia, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Germany, and Ecolab in Poland. His main research focus is on informal adaptation mechanisms of companies to asymmetric economic shocks and sanctions, particularly in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position


Since 09/2020

Doctoral researcher, Professorship of Institutional Economics and Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen


Work experience

01/2019- 03/2019Policy Analysis Intern at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Moscow, Russia
09/2018 - 11/2018Intern in the Political Department of the Polish Embassy in Moscow, Russia
07/2017 - 08/2017Research and Data Analyst Intern Centre of Analysis of the Jagiellonian Club in Cracow, Poland
02/2016 - 06/2016

Assurance Intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Freiburg, Germany

02/2015 - 06/2015Procurement Intern at Ecolab Engineering in Cracow, PolandProject manager, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics Moscow

Educational background

09/2019 - 06/2020European Interdisciplinary Studies: EU Public Affairs and Policies (M.A.). College of Europe, Natolin.
Title of MA Thesis: “The Eurasian Economic Union in 2030: A Moscow-led Alternative to the EU or Another Paper Tiger of Post-Soviet Integration Efforts?”
09/2017- 06/2019International Master in Economy, State, and Society: Politics and the International Economy (first degree) and International Relations (second degree). University College London (UCL) and Higher School of Economics (HSE) Moscow. Title of MA Thesis: “Economic Benefits and Political Obstacles of an FTA Between EU and EAEU”
10/2013 - 06/2017Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in International Management (double degree), European School of Business (ESB) in Reutlingen and Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Title of B.Sc Thesis: “The Reasons for the Divergent Economic Development of Poland and Ukraine After 1989” 


Michael Richter, Jakub Bartoszewski (2020): Dirigisme 2.0 – The Way to Go for the Region?, in: New Eastern Europe, No. 5/2020, pp. 98-106

Janis Kluge, Michael Richter (2020): The Lisbon-Vladivostok Illusion. Op-ed, Ridl.io, 20 March 2020
Michael Richter (2019): Integracja w Europie – czy bliższa współpraca to klucz do wspólnego dobrobytu? [Integration in Europe - is closer cooperation the key to shared prosperity?], in: European Financial Congress - Akademia: Co zmienilibyśmy w Polsce i Europie?, Sopot 2019, pp. 46-51
Michael Richter (2019): Zukunft der europäischen Sicherheitsinfrastruktur [Future of the European security architecture], in: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: Das europäische Sicherheitssystem: Mittel und Wege der Krisenbewältigung, Moscow 2019, pp. 24-26 (also published in Russian)


Address: Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) 

Klagenfurter Straße 8, 28359 Bremen 

Room: 3660

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Phone: +49 (0)421 218-69603