A New Economic Geography of Russia
Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Period of grant
October 2002-September 2003
Objectives and impact
During the 2002-03 academic year a Leverhulme Research Fellowship funded work on this project. The aims of this project were threefold: to consolidate two decades of research on the economic geography of the USSR and Russia; to update recent empirical research on globalization and regional economic change in Russia (with a particular focus on Sakhalin); and to employ the methodological and theoretical approaches of both ‘traditional ‘ and ‘new’ economic geography to describe and explain the new economic landscape of Russia. This project involved research visits to Washington DC, Moscow and Sakhalin, in the Russian Far East. So far, the project has resulted in a number of journal papers and a book entitled A New Economic Geography of Russia is currently in preparation.