Anna Klimina

  • Associate Professor, Department Head
  • St. Thomas More College
  • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
  • Phone: 306.966.8934
  • aklimina@stmcollege.ca
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Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities

Education

  • (2004) PhD. in Economics, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • (1992) Candidate of Sciences Degree in Economics (PhD equivalent), Institute of Economics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • (1987) M.A. in Economics (with honors), Kiev State University, Ukraine

Research Interests

  • Institutional Economics, History of Economic Thought, Economics of Transition

Research Projects

  • Patristic Legacy of Russian Philosophy of Ownership and Its Impact on the Development of the Liberal Tradition in Russia: Late XIXth - Early XXIst Centuries
  • The Myth of “Russian” Institutionalism: to an analysis of the nature of “ethical political economy” in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • On plurality of possible paths of post-communist transformation: the relevance of traditional evolutionary-institutionalist perspective
  • An Institutional-Evolutionary Approach to the Analysis of State Capture: How to Challenge a Status Quo between National Oligarchies and Public Interest

Selected Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications

  1. Anna Klimina (2014) "Finding a positive vision for state capitalism" Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVIII, No.2, pp. 421-429
  2. Anna Klimina (2013) "Placing the analysis of contemporary state capitalism within evolutionary discourse" Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVII,  No. 2, pp 545-553.
  3. Anna Klimina (2012) The Significance of the Evolutionary-Institutionalist (Social Power) Approach to the Construction of the Market:  The Case of Historically Backward Transition Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVI, No. 2, pp.  383-392.
  4. Anna Klimina (2011) "Ideas of Constructed Market in Late Imperial Russia:  Constructivist Liberalism of Peter Struve (1870-1944)" Economics Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 2041-2052.
  5. Anna Klimina (2011) "The Futility of the Neoliberal Policy of Deliberate Market Construction and the Promise of an Institutionalist Alternative:  The Case of Russia's Authoritarian Transition."  Journal of Economic Issues Vol. XLV, No. 2, pp. 411-420.
  6. Anna Klimina (2010) "On the Risks of Introducing Liberal Plan in a Traditionally Autocratic Society:  the Case of Russia" Journal of Economic Issues Vol. XLIV, No. 2 (June), pp 513-521.
  7. Anna Klimina (2009) "Toward an Evolutionary-Institutionalist Concept of State Capture: The Relevance of Kaleckian Analysis of Non-Equilibrium Dynamics" Journal of Economic Issues Vol. XLIII, No.2, pp. 371-380
  8. Anna Klimina (2008) "On Misuse of the term “Institutionalist” in the analysis of Russian academic economics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: the case of Michail Tugan-Baranovsky (1865-1919)" Economic Bulletin, Vol.2, No. 2, pp. 1-9
  9. Anna Klimina (2008) "Veblenian Concept of Habit and Its Relevance to the Analysis of Captured Transition"  Journal of Economic Issues Vol. XLII, No.2, pp. 545-552

Book Reviews in Academic Journals

Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia:  Studies in Intellectual History.  Burlington, VT:  Ashgate, 2008,  ISBN:978-0-7546-6149-8  Journal of the History of Economic Thought Volume 32, No. 1 (March 2010): pp. 139-142

Recent Conference Papers

(2014) "From Western liberalism of early 1990s to neo-Eurasianism of late 2000s: changing the lens in Russian economics" Paper at the 41st Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society Montreal, June 22
(2014) "The problem of state capitalism in post-1917 Western Economic literature: reading existing scholarship "Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association, Vancouver, May 30
(2014) "State Capitalism and the Social Structure of Accumulation: the Case Study of post-socialist transition" Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought/Western Social Science Association,  Albuquerque, April 3
(2014) "Neoliberalism with a "state capitalist" face: the case of BRIC countries" Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Union for Radical Political Economics/ Allied Social Science Association,  Philadelphia, January 3
(2014) "Finding a positive vision for state capitalism" Paper at the Annual Meeting of Association for Evolutionary Economics/ Allied Social Science Association, Philadelphia, January 3

(2013) "An analysis of emerging discourse on state capitalism in post-1917 economic literature" Paper at the 40th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 22.

(2013) "Turning the Villain into the Rescuer:  Democratic transformations and progressive development through state capitalism"  Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought/Western Social Science Association, Denver, April 12.

(2013) "Through Economic Crises to a Progressive Society: Possible Roles for Institutional Regimes of State Capitalism"  Presentation at the Annual Meetings of Association for Evolutionary Economics, San Diego, January 5.

(2012) “Gorbachev’s Perestroika of 1985-1991: An Assessment of Existing Interpretations” Paper at the 39th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society Brock University, St. Catharines, June 25 

(2012) “Reforming authoritarian states of Former Soviet Union: a significance of evolutionary-institutionalist policies of Gorbachev’s Perestroika” ” Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought/Western Social Science Association Houston, April 13 

(2012) “The “Social Class” Approach to Market Diversity in Transition: The Case of the States of the Former Soviet Union” Paper at the Annual Meetings of Association for Evolutionary Economics Chicago, January 6

(2011) Deliberate Market Construction in the Context of the three 20th-century Russias:  historical origins of a modern debate Paper at the 38th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, June 18

(2011) Institutionalist alternative to the growth of a neoliberal state in authoritarian transition:  the case of Russia Paper at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.  University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, June 1 and at the 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association.  University of Ottawa, June 5.

(2011) Constructing a Democratic Market in Authoritarian Transition:  the Significance of Instutionalist Economics for Property Reform Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought/Western Social Science Association Salt Lake City, Utah, April 15.

(2011) The Futility of the Neoliberal Policy of Deliberate Market Construction and the Promise of an Institutionalist Alternative:  The Case of Russia's Authoritarian Transition Paper at the Annual Meetings of Association for Evolutionary Economics/American Economic Association. Denver, Colorado, January 9.

(2010) On a Socio-Economic Alternative to the Neoliberal Viewpoint on Deliberate Market Construction:  The Case of Russia's Authoritarian Transition Paper at Thirteenth World Congress of Social Economics, Montreal, June 29

(2010) Ideas of Constructed Market in Imperial Russia:  Constitutional Liberalism of Peter STruve (1870 - 1944) Paper at the 37th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society Syracruse University, Syracruse, N.Y., U.S.A., June 26

(2010) Account of Russian's Transition:  From Neoliberalism to Authoritarianism Paper at the Annual Meetings of American Economic Association/Association for Evolutionary Economics Atlanta, U.S.A., January 5

(2009) Patristic Legacy of Russian Philosophy of Ownership and Its Impact on the Development of the Liberal Tradition in Russia: Late XIXth - Early XXIst Centuries Paper at the 36th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society Denver University, Colorado, June 29

(2009) On plurality of possible paths of post-communist transformation: the relevance of traditional evolutionary-institutionalist perspective Paper at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carlton University, Ottawa, May 30

(2009) An Institutional-Evolutionary Approach to the Analysis of State Capture: How to Challenge a Status Quo between National Oligarchies and Public Interest Paper at the Annual Meetings of American Economic Association/Association for Evolutionary Economics San-Francisco, USA, January 4

(2008) The Myth of Russian Institutionalism: to an analysis of the nature of “ethical political  economy” in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Paper at the 35th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society York University, Toronto, June 28

(2008) Veblenian Concept of Habit and its Manifestation in the Model of Ingrained  Equilibrium: the case of clannish transition Paper at the Annual Meetings of American Economic Association/Association for Evolutionary Economics  New Orleans, USA, January 4

(2007) Investment growth under institutional change: the contribution of Kalecki’s (1954) growth model Paper at the 34th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society George Mason University, 2007, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, June 10

(2007) Model of Cultural Equilibrium and its Relevance to the Analysis of Oligarchic Transition Paper at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, May 27

(2006) Path-Dependency, Increasing Returns and Multiple-Equilibria in Transition: Modelling a Move From Plan to Clan. Paper at the 40th Annual Meetings of the Canadian Economic Association, Concordia University, Montreal, May 27, 2006.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching Economics of Transition (Econ 272)
  • History of Economic Thought (Econ 380)
  • Introductory Economics (Econ 111 and Econ 114)
  • Intermediate  Macroeconomics (Econ 214)
  • Economic Development  (Econ 270)

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of the Teaching Committee (2009-2011)

Member of Executive of Council, STM Faculty Council