No. 133: Putin 3.0: The Economic Plan
Author(s): Peter Rutland, Richard Connolly, Stephen K. Wegren
Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
Publication Year: 2013
This issue of the RAD examines Putin's economic policies since coming to office for a third term in May 2012. Peter Rutland notes that despite Putin's numerous economic reform proposals, his real focus has been on strengthening the power vertical. Richard Connolly also points to the recent slow down in Russian economic growth, suggesting that domestic structural constraints have played a major role in this development, while prospects for a longer term strategic economic development remain uncertain. Stephen K. Wegren examines the agricultural sector and finds that Russia is likely to remain an exporter of grain and an importer of meat.