Dinissa Duvanova

Associate Professor
206 Maginnes Hall


Interests : 

International and Comparative Political Economy
Political Economy of Corruption
Political Institutions
Regulatory Politics
Technology-enabled Forms of Political Participation
Politics of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia


IR026 Political Economy of Corruption

IR225 International Political Economy

IR323 Political Economy of Industrialization and Development




Publications : 



Building Business in Post-Communist Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Collective Goods, Selective Incentives, and Predatory States (Cambridge University Press, 2013.


In 2014, the book was awarded the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe. The book is now available in paperback.



Peer Reviewed Articles:


“Violent Conflict and Online Segregation: An Analysis of Social Network Communication Across Ukraine’s Regions,” Journal of Comparative Economics, (With Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, Alexander Nikolaev, and Alexander  Semenov) Forthcoming.


“Economic Regulation, Red Tape, and Bureaucratic Corruption,” World Development, July 2014.


“Bureaucratic Discretion and Regulatory Burden: Business Environment under Alternative Regulatory Regimes,” British Journal of Political Science, July 2012.


“Bureaucratic Corruption and Collective Action: Business Associations in the Post-Communist Transition,” Comparative Politics, July 2007.


Opinion pieces:

“Will Russia's economic turmoil affect its foreign policy?” Washington Post, Monkey Cage (12/18/2014)

What does Boris Nemtsov's murder mean for Russia?” Washington Post, Monkey Cage (3/2/2015)

Divide the Minds, Conquer the Land: How the War in Donbas Segregates the Nation,” VoxUkriane (8/10/2015)