49015 - ECONOMY AND REGIONAL POLICIES IN RUSSIA

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Stanislav Tkachenko

  • Crediti formativi 4

  • SSD SECS-P/02

  • Modalità di erogazione In presenza (Convenzionale)

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 05/02/2018 al 23/02/2018

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Student is expected to have a deep knowledge of the transformation of Russian economy and regional policy since disintegration of the USSR in 1991, as well as to increase their ability in analysing future trends in development of national economy and regional policy of Russian Federation in mid-term perspective.

Programma/Contenuti

The course of lectures dealing with transformation of Russian economy and regional policy since disintegration of the USSR in 1991, as well as with analysis of future trends in development of national economy and regional policy of Russian Federation in mid-term perspective.

In first part of the course, lecturer gives a political economy’s analysis of debate about history, current state and future of Russian socio-economic system and characteristics of transformation of national economy from central planning system to market-based system nowadays. Key sectors of Russian economy (energy, telecom, defense industry, as well as macroeconomic policy, monetary policy, financial markets), and key economic partner of Russia in world economy (the European Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, USA and Pacific Rim countries) will be discussed.

Second part of the course is devoted to establishment and functioning of current structure of interregional relations inside Russia between “federal center” and 85 regions. This structure has both elements of federal state, as well as a unitary state under strong control economic and political life by the Presidential Administration and Government of Russia. Several case-studies, including St.Petersburg and Kaliningrad region, will give students better understanding of the structure under analysis in second part of the course.

Testi/Bibliografia

  1. The Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. Approved by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, on 18 February 2013
  2. Anders Åslund [http://www.piie.com/staff/author_bio.cfm?author_id=455] . Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed. Washington, PIIE, 2007.
  3. Anders Åslund, Sergei Guriev [http://www.piie.com/publications/author_bio.cfm?author_id=695] and Andrew Kuchins [http://www.piie.com/staff/author_bio.cfm?author_id=566] . Russia after the Global Economic Crisis. PIIE-CSIS, May 2010. Text of the book can be fount at: http://bookstore.piie.com/book-store//4976.html [http://bookstore.piie.com/book-store/4976.html]
  4. Gaidar, Yegor. Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2009.
  5. Ed. by Stephen K. Wegren and Dale R. Herspring. After Putin’s Russia: past Imperfect, Future Uncertain. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2009.

Metodi didattici

This class combines lectures and discussions, based on reading of literature, proposed by the lecturer. Lectures and discussions in a seminar style are interrelated. The lectures and readings cover some basic points, but lectures usually are not directly on the readings. Power-point presentations will be provided for all lectures. The discussions focus specifically on the readings.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

You may get 30 points at the course:

Multiple choice – maximum 7 points

Research project – maximum 9 points

Exam essays (take-home, 30 days for writing two essays) – maximum 14 points

 

The outcome of the module will be averaged to that of the other module composing the integrated course in order to determine the final grade.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lectures, Power-point presentations, case-studies, discussions on literature from “obligatory readings” list

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Stanislav Tkachenko