Igor Logvinenko: Open Economies, Closed Politics

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:15am to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Financial Globalization and Authoritarian Politics with Evidence from Russia and China.

Why do some authoritarian regimes enact financial openness policies while others remain financially closed? Logvinenko advances the argument that regimes that possess the capacity to use distributive rather than repressive policies to uphold social stability opt for fewer restrictions on capital movements.

Igor Logvinenko is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. His research explores the political consequences of financial globalization for political development in post-Soviet Eurasia and China. He is currently working on a book-length study of the politics of financial openness under authoritarian rule. Logvinenko holds a PhD in Government from Cornell University. As of the fall of 2015 he will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College.