Articles by Oleg Tsyvinsky



What Should Be Taught in Business School

Business schools should do more to help students  become better leaders by increasing their emotional intelligence.

Clock Is Ticking on Putin's Economic Pledges

Very little time remains for Putin to start improving Russia's investment climate.

Crunching the Numbers to Find Out if a Crisis Will Give Russia a Democracy

What do the coming years hold for Russia's political system? Recent cross-country studies suggest that economic growth alone will not miraculously transform Russia into a democracy or protect it from becoming a dictatorship. Moreover, it appears that the economic crisis is a significant threat to the ruling regime.

Protesters Affirm the Modernization Theory

When Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down 20 years ago, on Dec. 25, 1991, it ended the 70-year history of the Soviet Union and began Russia's transition to a market economy. Government control on the prices of consumer goods were lifted on Jan. 2, 1992, and within a matter of weeks, the planned economy, long lines and deficits became a thing of the past.