The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture 2015

228169_3philiphanson22 June 2015 at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN

‘The state of the Russian economy: hopeless but not politically serious?’

Speaker: Professor Philip Hanson

The BEARR Trust Annual Lecture was hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on 22 June 2015.

Prof Philip Hanson OBE is Emeritus Professor of the Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe and former Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham,  and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. He is one of the UK’s most distinguished experts on the Russian economy and the economics of transition.

Professor Hanson is one of the authors of a major new paper on Russia “The Russian Challenge” published on 4 June 2015 by Chatham House:,3FSEV,BI05QK,CAZM8,1

This is The BEARR Trust’s main fund-raising event of the year, and guests are invited to make an advance donation of £25 per person.  All proceeds will go towards BEARR’s work to support health and welfare and to strengthen civil society through our Small Grants Scheme.

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Professor Philip Hanson OBE

Philip Hanson is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, London and an Emeritus Professor of the Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe at the University of Birmingham.  His books include an economic history of the USSR from 1945-91 and a study of patterns of regional economic change in Russia. Past appointments have been at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Radio Liberty and Michigan, Harvard, Kyoto, Södertörns and Uppsala universities. He is currently working on contemporary Russian economic policy and business-state relations in Russia.