Dr Janis Kluge

Dr Janis Kluge

Research Division: Eastern Europe, Eurasia
Senior Associate


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


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