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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Understanding the New Land Rush: How Capital Inflows Transformed Rural Russia

Lecture | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Susanne Wengle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


Rising global prices for agricultural commodities have led to the inflow of capital to rural economies and to transfers of land ownership to new agricultural operators (NAOs) in developing and post-Soviet countries. How capital inflows affect rural communities is often explained with the variable of institutional strength, an explanation aligned with the good governance approach to economic...   More >