join Oakland University in welcoming Dr. Linz to campus Thursday,
April 3, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. in 242
Elliott Hall (campus
map). This event is open to the public at no charge.
- What are some of the barriers to investment by Russian firms?
- What are the prospects that these barriers will be overcome
in the near term?
- To what extent do high inflation, high interest rates, and
falling GDP explain low investment by firms?
- What roles are played by confiscatory taxes, excessive regulations,
and an underdeveloped legal system?
- Are fears of expropriation or destruction of assets major deterrents
- In which sectors of the economy are Russian firms investing
the greatest share of profits?
Have you wondered about these questions? Now you have a first-hand
opportunity to hear an international expert's analysis of these
and other issues.
Dr. Susan J. Linz is Professor of Economics at Michigan
State University and is a Research Fellow of the William
Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. She earned
her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and B.A. from Albion College.
She is the editor of three books: The Impact of World War II on
the Soviet Union (1985), Reorganization and Reform in the Soviet
Economy (1988), and The Soviet Economic Experiment: Essays by James
R. Millar (1990). She regularly presents conference papers and has
published many articles in professional journals, including the
Journal of Economic History, Journal of Comparative Economics, and
Explorations in Economic History.
by Susan Linz
Online full text articles* by Susan Linz:
with what success? A case study of Russian firms. Comparative
Economic Studies 43, no. 1 (Spring 2001): p. 75-99.
is shouldering the burden of transition? An analysis of depreciation
rates in Russian industry. Comparative Economic Studies
41, no. 2/3 (Summer 1999): p. 1-44.
rights in Russian firms: Endangered or extinct institution?
Comparative Economic Studies v40n4, (Winter 1998): p.1-32.
restructuring in Russia's transition economy: Formal and informal
mechanisms. (with Gary Krueger) Comparative Economic Studies
v40n2, (Summer 1998): p.5-52.
firms in transition: Champions, challengers and chaff . Comparative
Economic Studies v39n2, (Summer 1997): p.1-36.
therapy and the market for foreign exchange in Russia: Whither
currency convertibility? (with Corinne Krupp) Comparative
Economic Studies v39n1, (Spring 1997): p.43-81.
differences in the Russian labor market. Journal of Economic
Issues v30n1, (Mar 1996): p.161-185.
and employment in privatized firms in Russia. Comparative
Economic Studies v36n3, (Fall 1994): p.105-114.
article: An evaluation of the CIA's analysis of Soviet economic
performance, 1970-90. (with Berkowitz, Berliner, Gregory,
et al) Comparative Economic Studies v35n2, (Summer 1993):
Articles by Susan Linz available in print in the Kresge