Professor Philip Hanson

 

Professor of the Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe, Retired Emeritus (from 2002)

Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies

Contact details

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

Biography

Author of The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Economy (2003); The Consumer in the Soviet Economy; Advertising and Socialism; Trade and Technology in Soviet-Western Relations; Western Economic Statecraft and From Stagnation to Catastroika; co-author, The Comparative Economics of Research, Development and Innovation in East and West. Co-editor, Regional Economic Change in Russia; Alexander Zinoviev as Writer and Thinker and Transformation From Below. Journal articles on technology transfer, economics of transition. Consultant on the Russian and Baltic economies for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Oxford Analytica. Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, 1977; Senior Mellon Fellow, Harvard University, 1986/87; Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UN ECE, 1991-92; Distinguished Fellow, RFE/RL Research Institute, Munich, 1992; Visiting Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto, 2000 and (from 2003) Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs Russia and Eurasia Programme. Awarded OBE for services to Soviet and Russian Studies 2011.  Interested in comparative economic systems, the Soviet and Russian economies, and economics of transition; currently working business-state relations in Russia and on the assessment of Russian economic policies..  Interested in comparative economic systems, the Soviet and Russian economies, and economics of transition; currently working business-state relations in Russia and on the assessment of Russian economic policies.

Publications

Papers available here:

  •  Chatham House Briefing Paper 'On Europe's Fringes: Russia, Turkey and the European Union' (2011).
  • 'Russia and the World Trade Organization' Development and Transition (2011).
  • 'Putin Again' (with James Nixey, Lilia Shevsova and Andrew Wood), Chatham House Report (2012).
  • 'Russia's Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Insights into the Economy,' Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51: 5 (2010): 632-53
  • Philip Hanson, 'The Information Problem in Sovietological Economics,' paper for round-table on 'The Life and Death of the Socialist Economic System', BASEES Conference, Cambridge, 28-30 March, 2009.
  • Background text for a presentation at the BASEES 2009 Conference, Cambridge, in the plenary session (28 March 2009) on '1989 in the Soviet Union -- Memory and Legacy'.
  • The Resistible Rise of State Control in the Russian Oil Industry Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 50 no. 1 (2009), pp.14-27
  • 'Big Business and the State in Russia', with E Teague, Europe-Asia Studies, vol 57, no 5, July 2005, pp 667-680

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