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Dr. Ewa Aleksandra Dabrowska

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Postdoctoral Researcher im Cluster of Excellence SCRIPTS – Contestations of the liberal script

Ewa Aleksandra is a social scientist and political economist. She obtained her PhD from the University of Amsterdam with the thesis "Authoritarian politics of ideas, interests and policy change. Finance and development in Putin's Russia" and did research at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics and the Higher School of Economics in Russia. Her research interests include economic (especially industrial and digital) policy in illiberal regimes, new conservatism and populism and a "turn to Asia" and Africa in Eastern and East Central Europe.

Mehr Informationen: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/people/Dabrowska/index.html

Research Interests

  • Industrial and digital policy
  • Russian economy and economic policy,
  • New conservatism and populism in Poland, Russia and Hungary
  • Economic policy in illiberal regimes
  • Rise of economic interest in Asia and Africa in Eastern and East Central Europe

Current Research projects at SCRIPTS

Ewa currently works in the project "China-inspired Digital Industrial Policy as a Challenge to the Liberal Script? Evidence from East Central Europe and Russia".The study explores how different European national states deal with the question of digitalization and digital industrial policy inspired by China given its problematic potential for the liberal script. Countries that have ambitions in the area of digital transformation of the economy on the one hand and are in the midst of a “turn to Asia” on the other – Poland, Czech Republic and Russia – will serve as case studies. The project will examine whether they perceive the Chinese model of capitalism, especially its digital component, as a model to follow or they consider the liberal script, on the whole or only its economic component, more attractive and promising for their development. Another important subquestion the project asks is how these countries deal with the question of potential illegitimacy of certain aspects of digital industrial policy. Varying levels of commitment to democracy and of entrenchment of democratic institutions are hypothesized to explain eagerness to follow the Chinese model and to cooperate with China in the area of digital transformation of the economy and the society.

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

  • Dabrowska, E, and Zweynert, J 2015. 'Economic Ideas and Institutional Change: The Case of the Russian Stabilization Fund'. New Political Economy 20 (4), pp. 518-544.


Book Chapters

  • Dabrowska, E 2018. 'New Conservatism in Poland: the discourse coalition around Law and Justice' in Katharina Bluhm and Mihai Varga (eds), New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe, Routledge.
  • Dabrowska, E, Buzogány A. and Varga M 2018. "'The Budapest-Warsaw Express': conservatism and the diffusion of economic policies in Poland and in Hungary" in Katharina Bluhm and Mihai Varga (eds), New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe, Routledge.
  • Dabrowska, E 2012. 'Economic sovereignty and development or sound money and market equilibrium? Conflicting narratives in the Russian monetary and financial policy during the crisis' in Leonid Kosals and Heiko Pleines (eds.) Governance failure and reform attempts after the global economic crisis of 2008/09. Case studies from Central and Eastern Europe, Stuttgart: ibidem, pp. 29-47.


Other Publications

  • Dabrowska, E et al. 2020 'Responsible Europe', Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
  • Dabrowska, E 2019. 'Wirtschaftspolitik für die Menschen? Die ökonomische Komponente der Herrschaft von Recht und Gerechtigkeit' Histoires Continentales.
  • Dabrowska, E and Müser O 2019. 'Neuer Akteur mit alten Ideen? Think Tanks und Zivilgesellschaft in der ukrainischen Wirtschaftspolitik'. ukraineverstehen.de.
  • Dabrowska, E 2018. 'The End of the Reserve Fund, The End of an Era'. Intersection.
  • Dabrowska, E 2018. 'Voucher-Privatisierung'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E et al. 2018. 'Islands of Cooperation'. Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
  • Dabrowska, E 2017. 'Ein wirksames Mittel? Russlands kreativer Umgang mit Sanktionen'. Russlandanalysen.
  • Dabrowska, E 2017. 'Debt and poverty: the thriving business of high-risk moneylenders in Russia'. open democracy.
  • Dabrowska, E 2017. 'Sanctions Therapy?' Intersection.
  • Dabrowska, E 2016. 'Problemkredite. Die PiS und die Franken-Schulden der Polen'. Osteuropa 6-7.
  • Dabrowska, E 2016. 'Bank Rossija'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E 2016. 'Skolkowo'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E 2015. 'Patriotische Wende? Russlands Finanz- und Investitionspolitik'. Osteuropa 11-12.
  • Dabrowska, E 2015. 'Inlandsinvestitionen und ‚deofschorisazija‘ - ein Paradigmenwechsel in der russischen Finanzpolitik'. Russlandanalysen.
  • Dabrowska, E 2015. 'Default 1998'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E 2015. 'Staatliche Banken'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E 2015. 'Zentralbank'. dekoder.
  • Dabrowska, E and Zweynert J 2014. 'Economic Ideas and Institutional Change: The Case of the Russian Stabilization Fund'. Working Paper No. 339. Regensburg: Institute for East and Southeast European Studies.
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