Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman

Chair of Social Sciences and Eastern European Studies
Department of Sociology

LMU Munich

Main Research Areas

  • Informal power relations and bureaucracy in post-Soviet authoritarian regimes
  • Historical legacies and political developments of the post-Soviet Eurasia
  • Sub-national political regimes and regional politics in Russia
  • Regional organizations and intergovernmental cooperation in the post-Soviet Eurasia

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Moscow. PhD at the University of Mannheim in 2009. 2009-2014 Junior Professor of International Political Economy at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. 2013-2014 Visiting Research Fellow at the University Rochester (Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies). 2014-2016 Research Associate of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Research Division Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Since 2016 Professor of sociological East European Studies at the LMU Munich.


Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Post-Communist Economies"

Positions, Assignments and Memberships


  • Gordon Tullock Prize of the Public Choice Society for the Best Paper in Public Choice by a Junior Scholar (2016)
  • Ovsievich Memorial Prize in Quantitative Economic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2012)
  • Knut Wicksell Prize of the European Public Choice Society (2010)


Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Department of Sociology
Konradstraße 6 / room 301
D-80801 München

Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 2180 - 2406
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180 - 2922

Website (LMU Munich)

Office Hours:
During the lecture period, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman