Michael Rochlitz


Michael Rochlitz is assistant professor in the Department of Politics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from IMT Lucca (2013), as well as an M.Sc. in Development Economics from S.O.A.S. (University of London, 2008) and an MA in Development Studies from Sciences Po, Paris (2007). His research focuses on economics and politics in Russia and China, as well as on comparative political economy, and institutional and development economics more broadly. Recent projects investigate the role of the media in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, incentives for regional officials in Russia and China, the role of foreign business associations in Russia, Russia's regional institutions, and the prospects for economic and political reform in North Korea.


"At the Crossroads: Putin's Third Presidential Term and Russia's Institutions," Political Studies Review 13(1), 2015: 59-68.

"Corporate Raiding and the Role of the State in Russia," Post-Soviet Affairs 30(2-3), 2014: 89-114.

"Performance Incentives and Economic Growth: Regional Officials in Russia and China," co-authored with Vera Kulpina, Tom Remington, and Andrei Yakovlev, HSE Basic Research Program Working Paper, No. 18/PS/2014, 2014.

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/michaelrochlitz/.

Email: mrochlitz@hse.ru.