After completing his doctorate at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies in 2009, Richard was appointed CEELBAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow until 2011, carrying out research on knowledge-based economic development in Russia and the wider post-socialist region. He was appointed Lecturer in Political Economy in October 2011. He is also Visiting Professor on the Master of Global Public Policy program at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Adminstration.
Dr. Connolly's research and teaching on the political economy of Russia focuses on industrial development and structural transformation, economic policy, trade and investment, and Russia's role in the wider global economy. He is currently working on a book exploring the relationship between Russia's role in the global economy and its system of domestic political economy.
Richard is a member of the Editorial Board for Eurasian Geography and Economics, and for the Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies.
Richard has presented his research to a wide range of academic and non-academic audiences, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC), and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). He has also commentated on Russian affairs for various new channels, including the BBC and CNBC.
Connolly, R. (2012) Economic Structure and Social Order Development in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe, London and New York: Routledge
Journal articles and book chapters
Connolly, R. (2013) ‘Russia, the Eurasian Customs Union and the World Trade Organisation,’ in K.Wolczuk and R. Dragneva (eds.), Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy, and Politics, Northampton: Edward Elgar Press
Connolly, R. (2013) ‘State Industrial Policy in Russia: The Nanotechnology Industry,’ Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol.29, No.1, pp.1-30
Connolly, R. and P. Hanson (2012) ‘Russia’s Accession to the World Trade Organization: Commitments, Processes, and Prospects,’ Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol. 53, No.4, pp. 479-501
Connolly, R. and N. Copsey, (2012) ‘The Economic Crisis and Ukraine’s Integration with the European Union,’ in V. Feklyunina and S. White (eds.) The International Economic Crisis and the Post-Soviet States, London and New York: Routledge
Connolly, R. (2012) ‘Climbing the Ladder? High-Technology Industrial Exports in Emerging Europe,’ Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol. 53, No.3, pp.356-379
Connolly, R. (2012) ‘The Determinants of the Economic Crisis in Post-Socialist Europe,’ Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 64, No.1, pp.35-67
Connolly, R. (2011) ‘Financial Constraints on the Modernization of the Russian Economy,’ Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol. 52, No.3, pp.428-459
Connolly, R. (2008) “The Structure of Russian Industrial Exports in Comparative Perspective,’ Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol.49, No. 5, pp.586-603
Solicited journal articles, policy reports and other scholarly articles
Connolly, R. (2013) ‘Economic Growth and Strategies for Economic Development in Russia,’ Russian Analytical Digest, July, 2013, No.133; also published in German language as: ) ‘Russlands Finanzielle Verwundbarkeiten,' [Strategies for Economic Development in Russia] Russland Analysen, August, No. 238
Connolly, R. (2012) ‘The Economic Significance of Russia’s Accession to the World Trade Organisation,’ Report for the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels: European Parliament
Connolly, R. (2012) ‘Industrial Policy in Russia: Evidence from the Nanotechnology Sector,’ Nordisk Østforum (Nordic Journal of East European Affairs), No. 3, pp. 231-58
Connolly, R. (2012) ‘ Emerging Europe after the Crisis: the Challenge of Structural Transformation,’ in S. Malle and R. Fiorentini (eds.) Russia and Eastern Europe: Growth Prospects, Verona: University of Verona
Connolly, R. (2012) (in Russian) ‘Экономические отношения России и ЕС: навстречу «Партнерству для модернизации?’ [Towards a Partnership for Modernization? Russia-EU Economic Relations], Вся Европа [All Europe], Vol. 63, Европейский учебный Институт При МГИМО (У) МИД России [Moscow: MGIMO European Studies Institute]
Connolly, R. and A. Aivaizian, I. Andrievskaya, and H. Penikas, (2011) (in Russian) ‘Выявление системно значимых финансовых организаций: обзор методологий,’ [Modelling Systemically Important Financial Organizations: a Survey of Methodologies], Dyengi i Kredit [Money and Credit], No.8, 2011, Moscow: Central Bank of Russia
Connolly, R. (2011) ‘State-led Modernization in Russia: The Nanotechnology Industry,’ Russian Analytical Digest, November, 2011, No.93
Connolly, R. and N. Copsey, (2011) ‘The Economic Crisis and Ukraine’s Integration with the European Union’, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol.27, No.3/4, pp.541-562
Connolly, R. (2009) ‘Financial Vulnerabilities in Russia,’ Russian Analytical Digest, October, 2009, No.72; also published in German language as: 'Russlands Finanzielle Verwundbarkeiten', Russland Analysen, September, No 187
Connolly, R. (2009) ‘Financial Vulnerabilities in Emerging Europe: An Overview,’ Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) Research Papers, Helsinki: Bank of Finland, No.3