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Call for Papers: HSE-EACES Workshop, June 9-11, 2020, Moscow

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) are pleased to invite submissions to the workshop "Topics in Political Economy of Development"

The workshop is a part of the 9th Annual ICSID Conference "Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development" that will take place at Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 9-11, 2020. The event attracts a large number of experts from the world’s leading universities presenting new research on a variety of topics (details of the last year's conference can be found here ).


Contributions from the fields of political economy, economics and political science are invited. We welcome submissions that adopt theoretical as well as empirical, qualitative as well as quantitative research designs and that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments and new challenges in political economy.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Collective actions and public goods
  • Comparative studies of governance
  • Social capital, trust, and cultural norms
  • Human capital and economic development
  • Political elites and economic performance
  • History and persistence of economic growth

    The conference will bring together both Russian and foreign researchersworking on these topics, including Rebecca Morton from NYU Abu Dhabi, Henry E. Hale from George Washington University, José Tavares from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon as invited speakers.

    ICSID senior research associates will take part in the workshop and the conference: Timothy Frye (Columbia University, HSE), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE), Thomas Remington (Emory University, HSE), John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, HSE), David Szakonyi (George Washington University, HSE), Ekaterina Borisova (HSE), Noah Buckley (Trinity College, HSE), Michael Rochlitz (University of Bremen), Sarah Sokhey (University of Colorado, Boulder), Alexander Libman (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich).

The working language is English. The workshop will be held in the central HSE campus in 11 Myasnitskaya St., Moscow.



To participate in the workshop, please submit a paper abstract of up to 250 words (or a draft), together with a short CV, to vkotelnikova@hse.ru by February 21st, 2020. Applicants will be informed about the selection before March 10th, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 11th.

The Selection Committee will include:

  • Andrei Yakovlev (HSE, EACES)
  • Timothy Frye (Columbia University, HSE)
  • Thomas Remington (Emory University, HSE)
  • Alexander Libman (Munich University)
  • Ekaterina Borisova (HSE)
  • John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, HSE)
  • Israel Marques (HSE)
  • David Szakonyi (George Washington University, HSE)
  • Noah Buckley-Farlee (Trinity College, HSE)
  • Amanda Zadorian (HSE)

    ICSID will provide you with an invitation necessary to apply for a visa at a Russian consulate of your choice. Since an invitation issue may take up to 4 weeks we would be grateful if you could apply in advance.

    ICSID can also assist in finding accommodation at one of the HSE Guest Houses or hotels during your stay in Moscow. Please note that HSE Guest House room availability is not guaranteed, therefore early requests are appreciated. ICSID does not, however, cover travel or accommodation expenses.

    The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) is one of the international laboratories created by the Higher School of Economics in 2011, and currently unites a team of researchers from Russia, USA and Europe. More information about the Center and its research projects can be found on the ICSID webpage