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Timothy Michael Frye

  • Timothy Michael Frye has been at HSE since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 1997

    PhD
    Columbia University
    Thesis Title: Political Science

  • 1991

    Master in International Affairs
    School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University

  • 1986

    Bachelor in Russian Language and Literature
    Middlebury College

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Comparative Political Economics (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; field of study "41.04.04. Политология", field of study "41.04.04. Политология"; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng

Courses (2014/2015)

Comparative Political Economics (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng

Courses (2013/2014)

Publications18

Publications

Books

  • Building States and Markets After Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy. 2010. Cambridge University Press.
  • The Policy World Meets Academia: Designing U.S. Policy toward Russia. 2010. Co-edited with Timothy Colton and Robert Legvold. American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Cambridge, MA.
  • Brokers and Bureaucrats: Building Market Institutions in Russia. 2000. University of Michigan Press.
  • Winner of the 2001 Hewett Prize for outstanding publication in political economy given by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

 

Selected Academic Articles

  •  “Who Wants to Revise Privatization? The Complementarity of Market Skills and Institutions.”
  • American Political Science Review, May 2009, Irina Denisova, Markus Eller and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya.
  • “The "Other" Russian Economy: How Everyday Firms View the Rules of the Game in Russia.” Social Research.Spring 2009. With Andrei Yakovlev and Yevgeny Yasin
  • “Original Sin, Good Works, and Property Rights in Russia.” World Politics.July 2006. (accepted July 2007)
  • “Ownership, Voting, and Job Creation in Russia.” European Journal of Political Economy. June 2006.
  • “Credible Commitment and Property Rights: Evidence from Russia.” American Political Science Review. August 2004.
  • “Timing is Everything: Elections and Trade Liberalization in the Post-Communist World.” Comparative Political Studies. With Edward D. Mansfield. May 2004.
  • “Fragmenting Protection: The Political Economy of Trade Policy in the Post-Communist World.” British Journal of Political Science.With Edward D. Mansfield. Fall 2003.
  • “Markets, Democracy, and New Private Business in Russia.” Post-Soviet Affairs. January 2003.
  • “Capture or Exchange? Business Lobbying In Russia.” Europe-Asia Studies. November 2002.
  • “The Perils of Polarization: Economic Performance in the Post-Communist World.” World Politics. April 2002.
  • “Private Protection in Russia and Poland.” American Journal of Political Science.June 2002.

 

General Interest Publications

  • “Corruption and the Rule of Law in Russia.” Russia after the Global Crisis. Ed. Anders Aslund, Sergei Guriev, and Andrew Kuchins, Peterson Institute. Washington, D.C. 2010.
  • “Promoting Property Rights in Russia: The Value of Private Solutions,” National Council on Eurasian and East European Research Working Paper, 2009.
  • “Vladimir Putin and the Succession Dilemma,” Problems of Postcommunism, November-December 2007.
  • “Reformy v Rossii Glazami Biznesa” Pro I Kontra, Carnegie Center Moscow, July-October 2007.
  • “Show Stoppard. A Review of The Coast of Utopia.” American Interest, July-August 2007.
  • “Bucking the Trend: Democracy and Economic Reform in the Postcommunist World.” Harvard International Review, December, 2006.
  • “Insiders, Outsiders, and Corporate Governance in Russia and Bulgaria.” U.S. Agency for International Development. 2004. with A. Yakovlev, T. Dolgopyatova, V. Golikova, B. Belev, V. Goev, P. Iliev and V. Minchev.
  • “The Two Faces of Russian Courts: Evidence from a Business Survey in Russia.” East European Constitutional Review.Winter/Spring 2002.
  • “Corruption: The Polish and Russian Experiences.” Economic Perspectives. An Electronic Journal of the US Information Agency. Volume 3:5. November 1998.

Editorial board membership

2016: Editor-in-chief, Post-Soviet Affairs.

Employment and Affiliations

  • Chair, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, 2016-
  • Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University. 2009-2015
  • Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy. Columbia University 2009 -
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2009 -
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University. 2006-
  • Associate Professor. Department of Political Science. Ohio State University. 2003 -2005.
  • Assistant Professor. Department of Political Science. Ohio State University. 1997-2003.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Political Science/SIPA Columbia University. 2002-03.

Selected Professional Activities in Political Science

  • Editor, Post-Soviet Affairs, 2016-
  • Member, Committee to select the Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2010-12.
  • Chair, Best Article Award, European Politics, Section, American Political Science Association, 2006-07.
  • Chair, Almond Dissertation Award Committee, American Political Science Association, 2005-06.
  • Section Head. Politics of Communist and Former Communist Countries, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September, 2005.
  • Section Head. Politics of Communist and Former Communist Countries, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2005.
  • Reviewer. American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Journal of Law and Economics, Cambridge University Press, University of Michigan Press, Cornell University Press, Princeton University Press, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Foreign Language Area Studies, Global Development Network, World Development.

Education

  • Certificate Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 1992.
  • Fellow Wallis Institute of Political Economy. University of Rochester. 1992-93.

Timetable for today

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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.

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.

Russian Political Economy Discussed in U.S. 

At Columbia University in New York, a seminar on ‘The Political Economy of Russia’ was held jointly by the International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

Countries with Transitional Economies are Abandoning Political Reform

On December 12, 2013, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) presented its report ‘Stuck in Transition?’ at the HSE. The report focuses on post-Soviet and post-socialist countries.

Institutions and Development in Russia

On June 26, 2013, a conference ‘Studying Institutions and Development in Russia: New Data and New Approaches’ began at the HSE. Andrey Yakovlev, Director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, told us about the aims and purpose of the conference.

HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: August 2012

The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for August, 1, 2012.

Ranking of HSE Authors in SSRN: July 2012

As of July 1st 2012, over 8000 authors have published their papers in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). This number includes 150 members of the HSE staff.

HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: May 2012

The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for May.

Post-Communist Countries: Similar Problems, Different Solutions

On May 23rd the international symposium ‘Twenty Years: Political and Economic Evolution in Post-communist Europe’ started at the HSE. The event was organized by the Higher School of Economics with the support of the Liberal Mission foundation and the Friedrich Naumann foundation.

Timothy Frye's interview for 'Russia Today'

“Russians value reputation of business more than cost saving”