Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz

Michael Rochlitz

Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. institutioneller Wandel


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

Gebäude: WiWi2, Raum: F 2040

E-Mail: michael.rochlitzprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Tel: +49 (0)421 218-66990

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Aktuelle Positionen


Seit 2019

Professur für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insb. institutioneller Wandel, Universität Bremen

Seit 2014

Associate Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), Higher School of Economics, Moskau


Vorherige Positionen


2017 - 2019

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Habilitand), Lehrbereich "Gesellschaften Osteuropas", Institut für Soziologie, LMU München

2014 - 2017

Juniorprofessor, School of Politics, Higher School of Economics, Moskau

2013 - 2014

Post-Doktorand, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), Higher School of Economics, Moskau




2009 - 2013

PhD in VWL, Institute for Advanced Studies, IMT Lucca

2012 - 2013

Gastdozent, Uraler Föderale Universität, Jekaterinburg

2010 - 2011

Gastwissenschaftler, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London

2007 - 2008

MSc Development Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

2002 - 2007

MA Development Studies, Sciences Po Paris


Curriculum Vitae



Why Russia Is Lacking an Economic Strategy for the Future, Russian Analytical Digest, 285: 9-12
Staying Out of Trouble: Criminal Cases Against Russian Mayors, with Noah Buckley, Ora John Reuter and Anton Aisin, Comparative Political Studies, published online
Is Russia Becoming a Second North Korea?, Russian Analytical Digest, 280: 10-13


Bureaucratic Discrimination in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes: Experimental Evidence from Russia, with Evgenija Mitrokhina and Irina Nizovkina, European Journal of Political Economy, 66: 101957
Artificial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Big Data, with David Karpa and Torben Klarl, arXiv:2111.00992
Russia’s Economy: A Possible Vision for the Future, Russian Analytical Digest, 268: 13-14
The Economic Consequences of Autocracy, Russian Analytical Digest, 266: 15-16


Property Rights in Russia after 2009: From Business Capture to Centralized Corruption?, with Anton Kazun and Andrei Yakovlev, Post-Soviet Affairs, 36(5-6): 434-450

Collective Memories, Propaganda and Authoritarian Political Support, with Alessandro Belmonte, Economic Systems, 44(3): 100771

Putin’s Plan 2.0? What Might Stand Behind Russia’s Constitutional Reform, Russian Analytical Digest, 246: 8-9


Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure? with Alexander Libman, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

The Political Economy of Collective Memories: Evidence from Russian Politics, with Alessandro Belmonte, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 168: 229-250

The Return of the Siloviki: An Introduction, Russian Politics, 4(4): 493-498

Control over the Security Services in Periods of Political Uncertainty: A Comparative Study of China and Russia, with Nikolay Petrov, Russian Politics, 4(4): 546-573


The Siloviki in Russian Politics (2018), with Andrei Soldatov, in The New Autocracy: Information, Politics, and Policy in Putin's Russia, edited by Daniel Treisman, Brookings

The Power of the Siloviki: Do Russia’s Security Services Control Putin, or Does He Control Them? (2018), Russian Analytical Digest, 223: 2-4


Violent Pressure on Business and the Size of the Informal Economy: Evidence from Russian Regions (2017), in The Informal Economy in Global Perspective, Polese et al. (ed.), Springer Nature


Unter Räubern - Russland: Investitionsrisiko Unternehmensplünderungen, with Anton Kazun and Andrei Yakovlev, Osteuropa, 66(5): 95-110


Performance Incentives and Economic Growth: Regional Officials in Russia and China, with Vera Kulpina, Thomas Remington and Andrei Yakovlev, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 56(4): 421-445

At the Crossroads: Putin's Third Presidential Term and Russia's Institutions, Political Studies Review, 13(1): 59-68

How (Not) to Measure Russian Regional Institutions, with A. Baranov, E. Malkov, L. Polishchuk and G. Syunyaev, Russian Journal of Economics, 1(2): 154-181; Russian version published in Voprosy Ekonomiki, 87(2): 69-10


Corporate Raiding and the Role of the State in Russia, Post-Soviet Affairs, 30(2-3): 89-114; paper included in "The Russian Economy" (2017), a collection of "the most informative and influential works on the Russian economy", edited by Stephen Fortescue

Absorptive Capacity Compared: Evidence from Sectoral Data, with Letizia Montinari, Applied Econometrics and International Development, 14(2): 25-46


Associate Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Member of the Russia Political InsightTeam

Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE)

Association for Slavonic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)