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Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Governing Business: The State and Business in Russia

Szakonyi D. S.

Philadelphia: Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2018.

The Tail Wagging the Dog? Top-down and Bottom-up Explanations for Bureaucratic Appointments in Authoritarian Regimes

Burkhardt F., Libman A.

Russian Politics. 2018. Vol. 3. No. 2. P. 239-259.

Book chapter
Remedies in BRICS Countries Are There Lessons from and for Competition Economics?.

Avdasheva S. B., Радченко Т. А.

In bk.: Competition Policy for the New Era: Insights from the BRICS Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Ch. 8. P. 160-172.

Working paper
Channels of dialogue between international businesses and national governments : The implications for domestic reforms and international relations in the case of Russia

Yakovlev A. A., Freinkman L., Ershova N. V.

Policy Brief. 5/2018. Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition. BOFIT, 2018. No. 5.

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The Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) was founded in April 1997, and is one of the first research institutes to have been established at the Higher School of Economics. The institute focuses on the empirical analysis of business behaviors, market development, competition policy, the business climate and relations between business and government.

Research Seminar on Diversity and Development

HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions held another session of their joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development on October 9, 2018. The event was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy” and Economic Development and Growth Research Group.

A small talk with the Professor Zweynert

Joachim Zweynert, Professor of Political Economy at Witten/Herdecke University presented his new book«When Ideas Fail: Economic Thought, the Failure of Transition and the Rise of Institutional Instability in Post-Soviet Russia» at the joint meeting of the Political Science Departmental Seminar Series and IIMS seminar on September 28, 2018. After the seminar we asked Professor Zweynert a few questions about the origins of his research interest in the history of Russian economic thought. 

New paper

The article "Transaction Costs in the Public Procurement in Russia: Macrolevel Assessment Based on Microdata" prepared by IIMS team members - Andrei Yakovlev, Andrey Tkachenko and Yulia Rodionova  was published in the third issue of the Journal of Institutional Studies for 2018. Besides, among the authors Professor of the School of Business Administration (HSE) – Olga Balaeva.

Visiting researchers: who they are?

IIMS and ICSID have been actively implementing the Visiting Researchers Program for a long time. Every year, at least ten researchers from around the world come to Moscow. Most recently, Ashley Blum, a PhD student at the University of California in Los Angeles, visited ICSID and spent almost a month and a half in Moscow. We talked to Ashley and found out what she was studying and whether she enjoyed life in the big city.

Analytics for Management and Economics Conference 2018

Andrei Yakovlev and Yulia Rodionova took part in the conference on quantitative methods in Management and Economics (AMEC 2018) that was held in St. Petersburg on September 21-22, 2018.

BASEES Uppsala Conference 2018

The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University and the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies hosted a two-day conference that was held at Uppsala University in the middle of September 2018. ICSID team members Fabian Burkhardt, Noa Buckley and David Szakonyi took part in the Conference and presented their papers.

Research Seminar on Diversity and Development

Anand Sokhey became the 1st speaker starting new academic year to present his research at the ICSID-CSDSI regular seminar on Diversity and Development. The seminar was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy” and Economic Development and Growth Research Group on September 11, 2018.

Participation in the 15th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference

IIMS research fellows presented their papers at the 15th Biannual Conference of EACES, which was held in Warsaw on September, 6-8, 2018.

ICSID research fellow David Szakonyi — 2018 Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipient

The American Political Science Association (APSA) presented the Gabriel A. Almond Award to David Szakonyi at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship in the discipline. The award recognizes the best dissertation on comparative politics, and was created in recognition of Gabriel Almond's contributions to the discipline, profession, and Association. Almond's scholarly work contributed directly to the development of theory in comparative politics and brought together work on the developing areas and Western Europe that prevented splintering into an array of disparate areas studies.

European Regional Science Association Congress 2018

IIMS Research fellow Victoria Golikova took part in the 58th ERSA Congress “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and liveable Regions” that was held in Cork, Ireland at the end of August.