I am delighted to announce my latest research paper called “Political Connections of Russian Corporations: Blessing or Curse?“.
Friends in the right places can be a good instrument to exert informal control over an economy, isn’t it? Around a third of Russia’s largest corporations have top government officials as directors. My latest research paper tells you in detail how common are corporate political connections in Russia, whether they are good or bad for Russian companies, and in which way the events in Ukraine affected politicization of the Russian economy.
Keywords: Political Connections, Corporate Governance, Event Study, Stock Returns
Acknowledgement: I acknowledge the Wisconsin Russia Project funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA); the Visby Program of the Swedish Institute, and the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) at Uppsala University (Sweden); the Visiting Researchers Program at the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (Finland), and the Basic Research Program at Higher School of Economics (Russia) for funding that made this research possible. I would like to thank Svetlana Avdasheva, Professor of Economics at Higher School of Economics (Russia), Scott Gehlbach, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago (USA), Ann-Mari Sätre, Associate Professor of Economics at Uppsala University (Sweden), Tom Berglund, Professor at Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Vladimir Gel’man, Professor of Political Science at the University of Helsinki (Finland), Yulia Vymyatnina, Professor of Economics at the European University at Saint Petersburg (Russia), Andrei Panibratov, Professor of Management at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia), Galina Grekova, Doctor of Economic Sciences, and all those people who have been helping me with my research.
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