Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Richard Connolly

Contact information

+44 (0)759 057 8719


Dr Richard Connolly is senior lecturer in Political Economy and co-director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Birmingham. His research and teaching are principally concerned with the political economy of Russia.

He is also visiting professor on the Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) programme at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, member of the editorial board for Eurasian Geography and Economics, and for the Routledge series on Russian and East European Studies, and he is editor of Post-Communist Economies.

Dr Connolly has presented his research to a wide range of academic and non-academic audiences, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), and the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC).

Areas of expertise

  • Political and economic development in Russia
  • Technological and industrial development in Russia
  • Russia's role in the global economy

Past experience

2011-Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, CREES, University of Birmingham
2009-11CEELBAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CREES, University of Birmingham
2006-09PhD, CREES, University of Birmingham