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Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz - Faculty of Business Studies & Economics

Michael Rochlitz has been professor of economics with a focus on institutional economics within the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen since April 2019. He studied development studies and development economics in Paris and London.

He completed his PhD on the topic of relationships between states and the economy in the regions of Russia at IMT Lucca (Italy). Between 2012 to 2017, Rochlitz worked as a post- doctoral fellow in Yekaterinburg and then as a junior professor in Moscow. During this time, he carried out research on the economic transformation processes in Russia and China. Most recently, he worked as a research fellow for two years at the LMU Munich. Within his research, Rochlitz investigates how political institutions influence economic developments and he places a special focus on ownership rights, bureaucratic incentive structures, industrial policy, and media censorship in Russia and China.

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