Dr Richard Connolly

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

Centre for Russian and East European Studies

Richard-Connolly

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8219

Fax +44 (0)121 414 3423

Email r.connolly@bham.ac.uk

Centre for Russian and East European Studies
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

About

Richard Connolly is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy. His research and teaching are principally concerned with the political economy of Russia.

Feedback and office hours

Office Hours:

Tuesday 10-12

Thursday 11-12

Qualifications

PhD Political Economy, University of Birmingham 

MA Political Science, University of Essex 

BA Political Science, University of Essex 

Biography

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.

 

Teaching

Undergraduate courses taught

The Russian Economy: From Plan to Market (3rd Year)

The Political Economy of Energy and Energy Security (3rd Year)

Postgraduate courses taught

European Emerging Markets: Economic Transformation and Development of Ex-Communist Countries

Rising Powers and Global Order

Administrative Duties

Programme Director for BSc European Politics, Society and Economics

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising PhD research in the following areas:

Oil MNCs and the State (Friane Aurora)

Institutional Change in the Russian Nuclear Power Industry (Judith Perera)

Energy and Russian Foreign Policy (Ingerid Opdhal)

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

Political Economy of Russia

Russia's Role in the Global Economy

Political Economy of Energy and Energy Producing States

Role of the State in Promoting Economic Development 

Research

Research and academic Interests 

Political and Economic Development in Russia 

Technological and Industrial Development in Russia 

Russia's Role in the Global Economy

Other activities

Other professional appointments 

Member of Editorial Board for Eurasian Geography and Economics

Member of Editorial Board for Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies 

Member of the British Association for Slavic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

Member of European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)

Member of EU-Russia Collaborative Research Network

Publications

Book

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 


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