Dr Janis Kluge

Dr Janis Kluge


Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Senior Associate

janis.kluge(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-253

2017 PhD (Economics) at Witten/Herdecke University

2016 Doctoral fellow at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

2015 Researcher in the Competence Network "Institutions and Institutional Change in Post-Socialism"

2012–2016 Lecturer at Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and Witten/Herdecke University

2012–2015 Doctoral fellow in the post-graduate programme "Social Market Economy" (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Population trends, Trade

Economic development and trade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Russian state budget, sanctions, Russian domestic politics


SWP Publications (selection):

Janis Kluge

Mounting Pressure on Russia’s Government Budget

Financial and Political Risks of Stagnation

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 02, February 2019, 44 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP02

Janis Kluge

Kremlin Launches Risky Pension Reform

Plan to Raise Retirement Age Undermines Confidence in Russian Leadership

SWP Comment 2018/C 28, July 2018, 4 Pages
Fabian Burkhardt, Janis Kluge

Dress Rehearsal for Russia’s Presidential Election

Moscow Tightens Grip on Regional Governors and Budgets

SWP Comment 2017/C 37, October 2017, 4 Pages
Janis Kluge

Brief Respite for Lukashenka

Russian Loans Alleviate Minsk’s Immediate Financial Woes, but Deepen Dependency

SWP Comment 2017/C 15, May 2017, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Janis Kluge

Russia’s Transition to 5G: Stuck in a Regulatory Tug-of-War

in: Foreign Policy Research Institute, August 2020
Janis Kluge

Sino-Russian Chimera

in: Berlin Policy Journal, July/August 2019
Janis Kluge

Can Regulatory Competition Improve Contracting Institutions? A Russian Tale of Two Reforms

Journal of Contextual Economics, Jahrgang 137, Ausgabe 1-2, Dezember 2017, S. 121-147.
Janis Kluge, Alexander Libman

Sticks or Carrots? Comparing Effectiveness of Government Informal Economy Policies in Russia

in: Comparative Economic Studies, Volume 60, Issue 4, 2018, p. 605–637
Janis Kluge

Foreign direct investment, political risk and the limited access order

in: New Political Economy, Jahrgang 22, Ausgabe 1, Januar 2017, S. 109-127

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Janis Kluge, Michael Richter

The Lisbon-Vladivostok illusion

in: Riddle, 20.03.2020
Janis Kluge

Taking Stock of U.S. Sanctions on Russia

in: Foreign Policy Research Institute, 14.01.2019

SWP Comments

Fabian Burkhardt
Russia’s “Passportisation” of the Donbas

The Mass Naturalisation of Ukrainians Is More Than a Foreign Policy Tool


Muriel Asseburg, Hamidreza Azizi, Galip Dalay, Moritz Pieper
The Covid-19 Pandemic and Conflict Dynamics in Syria

Neither a Turning Point Nor an Overall Determinant


SWP Research Papers

Andrea Schmitz
Uzbekistan’s Transformation

Strategies and Perspectives


Franziska Smolnik
Cooperation, Trust, Security?

The Potential and Limits of the OSCE’s Economic and Environmental Dimension