Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Election 2018—Putin and the Future of Russia’s Political Economy

Russian Political Economy Project


02/01/2018 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall 1.314
301 DEAN KEETON ST E, Austin, Texas 78712


Chris Miller
Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Eurasia Research Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Sarah Sokhey
Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado Boulder; author of “Social Spending and Putin’s Popularity”
Yuval Weber
Assistant Professor at the National Research University–Higher School of Economics in the World Economy and International Affairs department; Global Fellow, The Wilson Center; UT alumnus; and author of “Russia’s Debate about Economic Growth”


Russian Polling Numbers


On March 18, Russian voters will head to the polls to elect a president. The result is predictable—but what will come next?


Russia faces increasing political and economic dilemmas. On the political front, Putin’s next term as president should be his last, given constitutional term limits. Will he change the constitution, step down, or find some other means of retaining power? On the economic front, Russia has stabilized from the twin shocks of sanctions and oil prices, but the economy is stagnant, growing slower than rivals such as the US or Europe. What strategies does the Kremlin have to address these issues? Can the Kremlin revitalize Russia, or is the country set for stagnation? The speakers will present research based on recently-published papers on the future of Russian political economy.


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Hosted and Sponsored by:
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas