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The Russian Economy


Admission requirements



The picture of Russian economy is diverse: high levels of corruption, strong dependence on natural resources, and limited reform, but also high growth rates, strong economic leverage vis-à-vis other countries, and increasing integration into the world economy. This course looks at the current state of the Russian economy. Among the issues that we will discuss are the Soviet legacy, economic reform, energy, the resource curse, state-business relations, informal economy, corruption, and external economic relations.


Students gain insight into the main issues regarding the Russian economy. They are trained to apply insights from political economy and economics to the context of the Russian economy. Students also develop research skills through a number of written assignments.



Mode of instruction


Course load

Total: 280 hours
Lectures: 26 hours
Examination: 2 hours
Assignments and literature: 252 hours

Assessment method

Weekly assignments (40%); participation and presentations (20%); written exam (40%)
Resit: witten exam. Weekly assignments can be compensated.


Yes. Readings and course information will be made available through Blackboard. Blackboard will also be used for group communication.

Reading list

Journal articles and book chapters. All readings will be made available to students through Blackboard.


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With the teacher Dr. M. Bader