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Inna Melnykovska

George F. Kennan Fellow


    June 18, 2018 — September 17, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Strategy and Policy Fellow, Harvard University & Professor, CEU

    Wilson Center Projects

    Big Business, Capital Mobility and Crony Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine. Stabilizing and Transformative Powers of Global Finance

    Full Biography

    Inna Melnykovska is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) Budapest and a Strategy and Policy Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Her disciplinary background is a combination of Political Science and Political Economy. Her expertise is in business elites and business-government relations in Eurasia (foci: Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia). In addition, Dr. Melnykovska works on regional economic integration initiatives driven by the EU, Russia and China in Eurasia, as well as on Ukraine’s non-/participation in these integration processes. Her research has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, and Post-Soviet Affairs, among others.

    Major Publications

    Big Business and Politics in Ukraine: the Evolution of State-Business Relations, EMECON, 2015, Issue 1.


    Do Russia and China Promote Autocracy in Central Asia? Asia Europe Journal, 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 75–89 (with R. Schweickert and H. Plumper).


    Prospective NATO or EU Membership and Institutional Change in Transition Countries, Economics of Transition, 2011, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 667-692 (with A. Belke, I. Bordon and R. Schweickert).