Stanislav Markus


Stanislav Markus

Ph.D., Harvard, 2009

Major Areas of Interest:

- Political Economy
- Rule of Law
- Post Communist Politics
- Corporate Governance
- Property Rights

Selected Publications:

- "Corporate Governance as Political Insurance: Firm-level Institutional Creation in Emerging Markets and Beyond," Socio-Economic Review 1 (2008): 69-98.
- "Capitalists of All Russia, Unite! Business Mobilization under Debilitated Dirigisme," Polity 39, No. 3 (2007): 277-304.
- "Secure Property as a Bottom-Up Process: Firms, Stakeholders, and Predators in Weak States," World Politics 64, No. 2 (April 2012): 242-277.

Phone: (773) 702-7301
Office: Pick 526


Stanislav Markus is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His first book is Property, Predation, and Protection: Piranha Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The book elaborates a new theory of property rights in modern emerging economies. Markus is the winner of the 2014 Luebbert Award for Best Article in Comparative Politics (APSA). He received the Academy Scholar award from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies in 2008-09 and 2011-12. Markus was a visiting scholar at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. His research on property rights, state-business relations, corporate governance, and rule of law  has appeared in World Politics, Socio-Economic Review, Polity, and other journals. It was also profiled by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Markus's second book project investigates the post-communist oligarchs.

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