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PODCAST | William Pyle | Privatization’s Plot: The Neglected Story of Enterprise Land in Russia (10.28.2015)

March 15, 2017

Privatization’s Plot: The Neglected of Story of Enterprise Land in Russia

When Russia privatized thousands of its industrial enterprises in the 1990s, the land plots underneath them remained state-owned. In the twenty years since, in one of the lesser known chapters of Russia’s post-communist experience with privatization, many enterprises assumed ownership of their plots. The talk will recount this history and explore the causes and consequences of the variation in land tenure observed across Russian industry today.