The central puzzle addressed by the module Governance and Economic Growth in Transition is the degree to which Russian and Central and East European economic growth is sustainable, and what policy options are available to increase both growth and sustainability. The module will address key issues including models of economic development in comparative perspective, the importance of regime type, paths of transition from planned to market economies, the interaction between the extractive industries and other economic sectors, the politics of economic reform, the origins of the post-communist market economy, barter economics, business regulation and privatisation. Particular emphasis placed on the post-communist paths of Poland, Ukraine, and, especially, Russia.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Two hours of combined lecture and seminar weekly (one term)
Module assessment - more information
- 2 x 45 minute In-Class Tests (20 % each, 40 % in total)
- 1 x 2,500-word essay (45 %)
- Class Participation (Including Presentations) (15 %)