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Understanding Russian Economy. Problems of Transition

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics (Faculty of Economics)
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 1 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

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. The course is mainly developed for students pursuing their master’s degree in the field of international economy and for those who have a professional interest in Russian economy. It requires basic knowledge of economic terms. The course is conducted as MOOC on the Coursera platform: https://www.coursera.org/learn/economy-russia-transition Course curators contacts: npakhmutova@hse.ru. The course of HSE University. The course teacher: Vladimir Zuev (Professor, Department of Trade Policy)
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

  • Formulates and substantiates its own point of view on socio-economic processes in Russia and in the world.
  • Сonducts analysis of socially significant problems and processes
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Understanding Russian Economy. Problems of Transition
    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. Fundamental challenges to the Russian economy (follow up).
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Final test
  • non-blocking Average of all quizzes
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.3 * Average of all quizzes + 0.7 * Final test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Dzarasov, Ruslan. Conundrum of Russian Capitalism : The Post-Soviet Economy in the World System, Pluto Press, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3386749.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Shlapentokh, Vladimir, and Anna Arutunyan. Freedom, Repression, and Private Property in Russia, Cambridge University Press, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1543586.