Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Philip Hanson
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Philip Hanson is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme and professor emeritus at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Birmingham, where he also served as director from 2001 to 2002.

He has worked mainly on the Soviet and Russian economies. He is interested in comparative economic systems and economics of transition.


  • Comparative economic systems
  • Transformation and economic development
  • Russia: macro-economic issues and policies
  • Regional economic issues in Russia
  • Russia-EU economic relations


Apr-Jun 2004Guest Researcher, Södertörns högskola
2002 to dateEmeritus Professor of the Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe, The University of Birmingham
2001 to 2002Director, Centre for Russian & East European Studies, The University of Birmingham
1987 to 2002Professor of the Political Economy of Russia & Eastern Europe, UoB
2000Visiting Professor, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Japan
1992Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Institute, Munich
1991 to 1992Senor Economic Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva
1986 to 1987Mellon Senior Fellow, Harvard Russian Research Center
  • Big Business and the State in Russia, with E Teague, Europe-Asia Studies, vol 57, no 5, July 2005

  • Making a Good Entrance: Russia's Re-engagement with the World Economy and, unfortunately, with Europe in Particular, in K. Malfliet and F. Scharp eds), The Concept of Russia, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2003: 81-109
  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Economy, London: Longman, 2003
  • Can the Russian Economy Keep on Growing? CRCE Occasional Paper no. 12
  • The Russian Economic Recovery: Do Four Years of Growth Tell Us that the Fundamentals have Changed? Europe-Asia Studies, 55: 3 (2003): 365-82
  • Barriers to long-run growth in Russia, Economy and Society, 31: 1 (2002): 62-84