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Michael Rochlitz

  • Michael Rochlitz has been at HSE since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    IMT - Institute for Advanced Sudies Lucca

  • 2008

    University of London

  • 2007

    Sciences Po (Paris)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Economics (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; programme "Political Science"; "Политический анализ", "Политическое управление"; 3 year, 1, 2 module)

Student Supervision

2015 / 2016

Alexandra Fedorenko -  «Проблемы интеграции Крымских Татар, связанные с присоединением Крыма к России» (3rd year Bachelor, political science)

Anastasia Makarenkova -  «Почему Россия? Африканские нелегальные иммигранты в Москве» (3rd year Bachelor, political science)

Irina Nisovkina - "Measuring State-Business Links in a Context with Incomplete Institutions: Evidence from Russian Regions" (1st year Master, political science)

Irina Rakhmankulova -  «Факторы успешной индустриальной политики в недемократических государствах постсоветского пространство» (3rd year Bachelor, political science)

Sodik Umurzakov - " Industrial Policy and Economic Growth: Evidence from Russia and China" (1st year Master, Public Administration)

2014 / 2015

Alex Chagin - «Факторы, влияющие на вовлеченность бизнес-ассоциаций в
политическую сферу в регионах России на примере Российского союза
промышленников и предпринимателей» (3rd year Bachelor, political science)

Dasha Volkova - «Зависимость интенсивности использования пропаганды и
методов от политической и экономической ситуации» (3rd year Bachelor, political science)


Book Reviews

Review of Kim S. (2013), Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950, Europe-Asia Studies, 67(8): 1340-1341

Review of Sakwa R. (2014), Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia, Political Studies Review, 14(2): 298

Review of Reisinger W. (2012, ed.), Russia's Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics, Political Studies Review, 13(3): 428-429

Review of Ledeneva A. (2013), Can Russia Modernise: Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance, Europe-Asia Studies, 66(7): 1199-1200

Review of Wright T. (2011), The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry, Europe-Asia Studies, 66(1): 148-149

Review of Vogel E. (2011), Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, Europe-Asia Studies, 65(10): 2026-2027

Review of Simpfendorfer B. (2011), The New Silk Road: How a Rising Arab World is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China, Journal of Economic Issues, 47(4): 1050-1052

Review of Samuelson L. (2011), Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: Cheliabinsk 1900 - 1950, Europe-Asia Studies, 65(4): 779-800

Review of Fu X., Soete L. (2010, eds.), The Rise of Technological Power in the South, Journal of Economic Issues, 46(4): 1093-1094

Review of Mendras M. (2012), Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State, Political Studies Review, 12(1), 152-153

Review of Florini A., Lai H., Tan Y. (2012), China Experiments: From Local Innovations to National Reform, Political Studies Review, 11(3): 469

Review of Breznitz D., Murphree M. (2011), Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China, Frontiers of Economics in China, 7(3): 496-498

Review of Xuetong Y. (2011), Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power, Political Studies Review, 10(3): 467

Review of Lonkila M. (2010), Networks in the Russian Market Economy, Europe-Asia Studies, 64(5): 964-965

Presentations at Conferences, Seminars and Workshops


- July 2016: RSSIA 2016, Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (faculty)

- June 2016: 5th ICSID Conference "Political Economy of Inequality", HSE Moscow

- June 2016: SIOE 2016, Sciences Po, Paris (Ronald Coase Institute Alumni Panel)

- June 2016: Invited Talk, Rotary Club International, Moscow

- June 2016: "Russia's Changing Political Order", workshop, New York

- May 2016: Invited Talk, Rotary Club Moscow Metropol, Moscow

- May 2016: Invited Seminar, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

- May 2016: Invited Talk, Taicang Roundtable, Jiangsu Province, China

- May 2016: Seminar, School of Advanced International and Area Studies, ECNU, Shanghai

- February 2016: Invited Seminar, IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

- November 2015: ASEEES Convention, Philadelphia

- September 2015: Workshop on Comparative Studies of Regional Governance in China and Russia, HKUST, Hong Kong

- August 2015: IAPP Summer School on Multiple Moralities and the Shadow Economy (Zagreb, Croatia)

- August 2015: IX ICCEES World Congress (Makuhari, Tokyo, Japan)

- June 2015: ICSID Conference "Institutions, Elites and Collective Action in the Developing World", Higher School of Economics, Moscow

- June 2015: World Congress of Comparative Economics (University Roma Tre, Rome)

- June 2015: ISNIE 2015, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

- March 2015: "Performance Incentives and Economic Growth: Regional Officials in Russia and China, joint HSE-NES Seminar, Moscow

- March 2015: "The Logic of Power in Russia's Changing Political Order", workshop, UCLA

- December 2014: Graduate Conference in Political Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

- October 2014: Aleksanteri Conference, Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki

- September 2014: ICSID Workshop, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York

- May 2014: ICSID Conference "Regional Heterogeneity and Incentives for Governance", Pushkin, St. Petersburg

- May 2014: European School on New Institutional Economics (ESNIE), Cargèse, France

- May 2014: Workshop "Political Economy of Second-Best Institutions in the Emerging Markets", King's Russia Institute, King's College, London

- April 2014: 15th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

- March 2014: Invited Seminar, IMT - Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

- November 2013: Workshop “Comparing Theory and Practice of Development in the Post-Socialist World”, Tallinn University, Estonia

- November 2013: Invited Seminar, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

- October 2013: 3rd International Conference “Institutional Transformation of the Economy”, Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia

- August 2013: 1st CIdE / Bank of Italy workshop in Econometrics and Empirical Economics, Perugia, Italy

- May 2013: 1st Workshop on Institutional Economics, Xiamen University, China

- April 2013: Research Seminar, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

- April 2013: Invited Seminar, State University - Higher School of Economics, Perm, Russia

- April 2013: 14th International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

- February 2013: 2nd Russian Economic Congress, Suzdal, Russia

- September 2012: Russian-Sino Joint Conference, Yekaterinburg, Russia

- June 2012: 20. Tagung Junger Osteuropa-Experten, Tutzing, Germany

- May 2012: Coase Workshop on Institutional Analysis, Beijing

- August 2011: Changing Europe Summer School, HSE Moscow

- July 2011: Soviet Legacies Summer School in Ostroh, Ukraine

- April 2011: 8th International Conference on the Development of Russian Regions, Yekaterinburg, Russia

- April 2011: EACES-HSE PhD seminar, 12th HSE International Academic Conference, Moscow

- August 2010: 10th World Congress of the Econometric Society, Shanghai

- August 2010: VIII ICCEES World Congress, Stockholm

- May 2010: EBES 2010 Conference, Istanbul

- March 2010: BASEES Conference, Cambridge, UK


Employment history


September 2014 - today: Assistant Professor, School of Politics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

September 2013 - June 2014: Post-doc, Institute for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), Higher School of Economics, Moscow

March 2009 - July 2013: PhD student, IMT Lucca, Italy

September 2012 - April 2013: visiting lecturer, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg

October 2010 - June 2011:  visiting researcher, School of Slavonic and East-European Studies (SSEES), University of London; research assistant, London School of Economics

Timetable for today

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International Student Research Conference at HSE St. Petersburg

On February 2-3, 2017 the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg hosted the International Student Research Conference. The campus became a meeting point for young researchers and professors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, Portugal, Russia, the UK, and Ukraine.  For two days, participants attended lectures delivered by keynote speakers, presented posters and discussed issues of social informatics, applied data analysis, regional planning and development, sustainable tourism and development, modern Asia, finance, economic growth, logistics, usable pasts and political science. Sessions covered a wide variety of research interests.

Teaching at HSE: Challenges and Opportunities

Adapting to a new university environment can be a difficult process, especially with such a thing as teaching classes, where not only teacher’s own abilities but also formal requirements and the academic culture of the institution come into play. In previous issues of The HSE Look (October 2015, May 2014, September 2013) we covered different aspects of teaching at HSE, such as the module system, assessment regulations, syllabus design, finding teaching assistants and using electronic Learning Management System.

HSE Open Talks at HSE Day

Each year HSE welcomes new colleagues – Ph.D. holders from the world’s best universities – who join the university through the international recruiting programme. HSE continues the tradition of public lectures at HSE Day, and holds HSE Open Talks in English. Academics from all over the world representing the most diverse disciplines will discuss their research and talk with the public.

‘Information about the School is Passed from Generation to Generation’

From July 2 – 7, 2016, the 10th Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) took place just outside of Moscow. This event traditionally attracts experts in various areas of institutional research, as well as young researchers, for whom the School is a chance to work on projects under the supervision of leading scholars.

From Post-Doc to Tenure-Track: First-Hand Experience

The HSE Look interviewed Michael Rochlitz about the experience of getting from a post-doc to tenure-track position, integration into HSE life and research plans. Michael, an Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences, joined HSE in 2013 as a post-doc Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.

Sociologist’s Photographs From Around the World on Display at HSE

Social scientist, Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science in HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, Michael Rochlitz uses photography as a way of looking at people in contrast to studying them at his desk. An exhibition of his photographs taken in many different countries including North Korea opened on December 10 on the 4th Floor (British 3rd) at 9/11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa.

HSE Day Offers Something for Everyone

Russian students and teachers were not the only ones to actively participate in HSE Day on September 9; many foreigners who study or work at the university took part as well. Numerous activities enriching the celebration could be enjoyed without any knowledge of Russian — for example, Speed ​​Dating, Dance Battle, and a variety of sporting events. However, some sites during the festival had a special English-language programme.


lectures will be delivered by HSE scholars at Gorky Park as part of HSE Day. Lectures will be delivered in both Russian and English. 

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID)

Thomas Remington, Leading Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), told The HSE Look about the projects at ICSID and involvement of students into research.

Presentations by IIMS and ICSID Researchers at ISNIE 2015 International Conference

From June 18 – 20, 2015, the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) took place at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Andrei Yakovlev, Director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) and the HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), Ekaterina Borisova, ISCID leading research fellow, and Michael Rochlitz, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, spoke at the conference.

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID)

Thomas Remington, Leading Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), told The HSE Look about the projects at ICSID and involvement of students into research.

HSE Day: International Students and Faculty Get into the Spirit of University Life

The Higher School of Economics is becoming more and more internationalized. It is for this reason that HSE Day, which took place at Gorky Park, reached an international level as well. Among the numerous activities at the event were ones that featured English as their main form of communication. Thanks to this, international students, foreign instructors, and all guests of the celebration who wanted to speak English were able to feel they could take full participation in the events.