Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Panel: Election 2018—Putin and the Future of Russia's Political Economy

Thu, February 1, 2018 | ECJ 1.314

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Russian Polling Numbers
Russian Polling Numbers

Join CREEES on Feb. 1 for a panel on the future of Russian
politics and economics.


On March 18, Russian voters will head to the polls to elect a president. The result is predictable—but what will come next?

Russia faces increasing political and economic dilemmas. On the political front, Putin's next term as president should be his last, given constitutional term limits. Will he change the constitution, step down, or find some other means of retaining power? On the economic front, Russia has stabilized from the twin shocks of sanctions and oil prices, but the economy is stagnant, growing slower than rivals such as the US or Europe. What strategies does the Kremlin have to address these issues? Can the Kremlin revitalize Russia, or is the country set for stagnation? The speakers will present research based on recently-published papers on the future of Russian political economy.



Sarah Sokhey
Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado Boulder; author of "Social Spending and Putin's Popularity"
Yuval Weber
Assistant Professor at the National Research University–Higher School of Economics in the World Economy and International Affairs department; Global Fellow, The Wilson Center; UT alumnus; and author of "Russia's Debate about Economic Growth"
Chris Miller
Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Eurasia Research Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Sponsored by: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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