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Магистратура 2020/2021

Введение в российскую экономику. Проблемы переходного периода

Статус: Курс по выбору (Российские исследования/Russian Studies)
Направление: 41.04.04. Политология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: с онлайн-курсом
Охват аудитории: для всех
Прогр. обучения: Российские исследования
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The purpose of the course is to bring the basic knowledge on the specific aspects of Russian economy that had significant impact on the latest development trends in Russia. This course will provide you with knowledge on: 1) the basics of economy; 2) understanding the role of market reforms in developing the key features of modern Russian economy; 3) understanding specific aspects of Russian economy; 4) cause-effect relationship of the most significant trends in Russia’s economic development; 5) instruments for analysis of Russian economy; 6) business climate in Russia and skills required for doing business in Russia. Currently, different aspects of economy have some influence on us and our behavior - e.g. currency exchange rates, inflation and other things define the way in which we distribute our income between savings and investments. In order to understand these principles it is required to have the basic knowledge on economics. So it is not only a lecture on Russian economy. Another main objective of the course is to develop knowledge on the basics of economy as such. So the course will disclose universal patterns by analyzing trends in Russian economy.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purpose of the course is to bring the basic knowledge on the specific aspects of Russian economy that had significant impact on the latest development trends in Russia.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • knowledge on the basics of economy
  • understanding the role of market reforms in developing the key features of modern Russian economy
  • understanding specific aspects of Russian economy
  • cause-effect relationship of the most significant trends in Russia’s economic development
  • instruments for analysis of Russian economy
  • business climate in Russia and skills required for doing business in Russia
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to ‘a transition in Russia’ course
  • Brief Russian economic history
  • Pillars of market reforms
  • Lost opportunities of transition
  • Understanding the golden decade and the subsequent crisis
  • Lessons of transition. Searching for solutions
  • Fundamental challenges to the Russian economy
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking 8 quizzes
  • non-blocking Academic supervisor control
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.5 * 8 quizzes + 0.5 * Academic supervisor control
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Alexander Radygin. (2013). PRIVATISATION IN RUSSIA: Hard Choice, First Results, New Targets. Published Papers.
  • Hoffman, D. (2011). The Oligarchs : Wealth and Power in the New Russia: Vol. New ed., and updated. PublicAffairs.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • B. Merlevede, K. Schoors, & B. Van Aarle. (2007). Russia from Bust to Boom: Oil, Politics or the Ruble? Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Paul R. Gregory, & Valery Lazarev. (2004). Structural Change in Russian Transition.