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Dina Y. Balalaeva is an assistant professor of Political Science at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She holds a Ph.D. (2013) in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.A. in Russian Politics (2010) from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). Her main research areas are political institutions, comparative political economy, healthcare politics, innovations, and postcommunist states. Her papers have appeared in the Russian journal Politeia and in the Review of Policy Research.


"Political Competition, Agenda Power, and Incentives to Innovate: An Empirical Examination of Vested-Interest Theory," Review of Policy Research 32(4), 2015: 413–442.

"Institutional Deficit and Health Outcomes in Post-Communist States," co-authored with V. A. Kozlov, NRU Higher School of Economics Working Paper, Series PS "Political Science," No. 25/PS/2015, 2015.

"Democracy and Quality of Governance: What Matters More for Health?" NRU Higher School of Economics Working Paper, Series WP14 "Political Theory and Political Analysis," No. 01, 2014.