Anton Oleynik

Associate Professor (Ph.D. in sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Ph.D. in political economy, Moscow State Lomonossov University)

Research Interests
Economic sociology, Comparative penitentiary systems, Sociology of bureaucracy, Post-Soviet transformations, Institutional economics
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-7445
Office: A-4071
Personal Profile

Dr. Oleynik's current research is focused on catch-up modernization in post-Soviet states seen from a comparative perspective and the role played in this process by power elites. His work has appeared widely in Russian, French and English, including in publications such as Journal of Economic Issues; Crime, Law and Social Change; Problems of Economic Transition; Cultures and Conflicts. In addition to publishing a book on organized crime in Russia and editing a volume on the economics of Russia's transformation, he is the author of a textbook in Russian on institutional economics. Dr. Oleynik coordinates an international network of specialists on the issues of administrative reform in post-Soviet countries (AdmReformNet). At Memorial University he teaches courses on economic sociology, terrorism, the sociology of modernization, and research methods.


Organized Crime, Prison and Post-Soviet Societies. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. (Author)

The Institutional Economics of Russia's Transformations. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. (Editor)

"The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Institutional Transfers Seen Through the Lens of Reforms in Russia," Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XL.

"‘Business According to Understandings': An Institutional Model of Russian Capitalism," Problems of Economic Transition, Vol. 44.