After completing his doctorate at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies in 2009, Richard was appointed CEELBAS Postdoctoral Research Fellow until 2011, carrying out research on knowledge-based economic development in Russia and the wider post-socialist region. He was appointed Lecturer in Political Economy in October 2011. He is also Visiting Professor on the Master of Global Public Policy program at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Dr. Connolly’s research and teaching on the political economy of Russia focuses on industrial development and structural transformation, economic policy, trade and investment, and Russia’s role in the wider global economy. He is currently working on a book exploring the relationship between Russia’s role in the global economy and its system of domestic political economy.
Richard is a member of the Editorial Board for Eurasian Geography and Economics, and for the Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies.