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

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

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

 

Vladimir Putin is set to be reelected to a new six-year term in Russia's presidential elections on March 18. What will he do next? This next term as president is supposed to be Putin's last, given constitutional term limits. Will he change the constitution, step down, or find some other means of retaining power? Even as Putin faces this political dilemma, he must also address Russia's stagnant economy, still dependent on oil exports, still under harsh Western sanctions. Russia's economy is growing slower than rivals such as the US or Europe, falling further behind the West in economic terms. Can the Kremlin fix its economy? Will Putin's new term as president lead to policies that revitalize Russia, or is the country stuck with many more years of economic stagnation and political repression?

 

Participants:

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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