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Anna Klimina Associate Professor

STM 208

Education & Research Interests

Anna Klimina is Associate Professor in the Economics Department at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She earned her PhD in Economics in 2004 from the University of Manitoba (Canada), her PhD (candidate of sciences degree, a PhD equivalent) in History of Economic Thought from the Institute of Economics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1992 (Ukraine), and her MA in Political Economy from Kiev State University in 1987 (USSR). Anna’s primary research interests include economics of post-Soviet transition, seen through institutionalist and Post Keynesian perspectives, and history of Russian economic thought.

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


  • Klimina Anna (2022) “Constructing an Economically Democratic Society in the Former Soviet Union: Post-Keynesian Institutionalist Insights in Historical Perspective” in A Modern Guide to Post-Keynesian Institutional Economics, edited by Charles Whalen, pp. 194 – 215 : Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Anna Klimina (2020) “When the cultural argument goes too far: the need to limit particularism and welcome convergence on socially progressive goals”, in How Social Forces Impact the Economy, edited by Steven Pressman, pp. 118 - 134, New York: Routledge.
  • Anna Klimina (2019) “Contextualizing women’s economic thought in late Imperial Russia and in the early years of Revolution: 1870-1920” In The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought, edited by Kirsten Madden and Robert Dimand, pp. 113-128, New York: Routledge.
  • Anna Klimina (2019) “Placing Women’s Economics within Soviet Economic Discourse: 1920s – 1991” In The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought, edited by Kirsten Madden and Robert Dimand, pp. 325 - 340, New York: Routledge.
  • Anna Klimina (2017) “Rethinking the Role of the State “In The Routledge Handbook of Heterodox Economics: Theorizing, Analyzing, and Transforming Capitalism, edited by Tae-Hee Jo, Lynne Chester, and Carlo D'Ippoliti, , pp. 458-470, New York: Routledge.


  • Klimina Anna (2022) Transforming Oligarchic Capitalism in Post-Soviet Space into Social-Democratic Capitalism: Words of Wisdom from Post-Keynesian Institutionalist Forerunners and Early Contributors. Journal of Economic Issues, LVI: 2: pp. pp. 618-625
  • Anna Klimina (2020) “Defining and Defending a Progressive Market Square: Bringing Institutionalist Development Discourse in Line with the Reality of Post-Soviet Transition Experiences”, Journal of Economic Issues, 54:2: pp. 380-387.
  • Anna Klimina (2019) “Opening up Possibilities: Limiting Particularism and Welcoming Convergence on Socially Progressive Goals,” Journal of Economic Issues, 53:2, 448-455
  • Klimina Anna (2018) "An Unfortunate Alignment of Heterodoxy, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in Putin’s Russia," Journal of Economic Issues, 52:2, 517-526
  • Klimina Anna (2017) "The Lost Promise of Democratic Socialism in Russia," Journal of Economic Issues, 51:2, 458-466
  • Klimina Anna (2016) "The Role of Culture, Historicity, and Human Agency in the Evolution of the State: A Case Against Cultural Fatalism," Journal of Economic Issues, 50:2, 557-565
  • Klimina Anna (2015) “The Role of Economic Class in Understanding Social Provisioning Processes in the Post-Soviet Transition: The Case of Ukraine,” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLIX, No.2, 541-550
  • Klimina Anna (2014) “Finding a positive vision for state capitalism,” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVIII, No.2, 421-429
  • Klimina Anna (2013) “Placing the analysis of contemporary state capitalism within evolutionary discourse,” Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVII, No.2, 545-553
  • Klimina, Anna (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, 383-392
  • Klimina, Anna (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, 411-420
  • Klimina, Anna (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
  • Klimina, Anna (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, pp.513-521
  • Klimina, Anna (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
  • Klimina, Anna (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),” Economics Bulletin, Vol.2, No. 2, pp. 1-9
  • Klimina, Anna (2008) “Veblenian Concept of Habit and Its Relevance to the Analysis of Captured Transition,” Journal of Economic Issues, XLII, No.2, pp. 545-552
  • Klimina, Anna (1996) “Western Influence on the Formation of Ukraine's Economic System,” The Ukrainian Quarterly, Vol. Lll, No.1, 47-58


  • Klimina, Anna (2014) Review of “The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy”, edited by Michael Alexeev and Shlomo Weber, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, xiv + 849p. Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLVIII, No.4 (December), 1153-1155
  • Klimina, Anna (2010) Review of “Vincent Barnett and Joachim Zweynert, editors, Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History”. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008, 198p. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Vol. 32, No. 1,139-142


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Econ 111
  • Econ 114
  • Econ 214
  • Econ 270
  • Econ 272
  • Econ 280
  • Econ 314
  • Econ 380

Administrative Responsibilities

  • UofS (College of Arts and Science) Academic Programs Committee (B.A., B.F.A., and B.Mus.), STM representative (since 2015)
  • UofS (College of Arts and Science) Academic Programs Committee (BA&Sc), STM representative (since 2015)