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
Total: 280 hours
Classes: 26 hours
Exam: 2 hours
Assignments and reading: 252 hours
Weekly assignments (40%); participation and presentations (20%); written exam (40%)
Only the written exam can be retaken.
Yes. Readings and course information will be made available through Blackboard.
Journal articles and book chapters. All readings are listed in a course outline which can be consulted on the Blackboard site of the course.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
With the teacher Dr. M. Bader