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Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Arrested Development: Rethinking Politics in Putin's Russia, edited by Daniel Treisman In print

Edited by: D. Treisman.

Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2017.

Organizational Forms and Incentives in Public Procurement: Natural Experiment at a Large Public Sector Organization in Russia

Tkachenko A., Andrei Yakovlev, Rodionova Y.

International Journal of Public Administration. 2017.

Book chapter
Lesson for a policy-maker from real-life self-discovery in economies with weak institutions In print

Gonchar K. R., Kuznetsov Y., Wade I.

In bk.: Advances in the theory and practice of smart specialization.. L.: Elsevier Academic Press, 2017. P. 225-248.

Working paper
Coverage of Three Tragedies in the Russian Media: Application of the Network Agenda Model

Kazun A. D., Kazun A.

Political Science. PS. Высшая школа экономики, 2017. No. WP BRP 48/PS/2017.

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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.

Visiting researcher at ICSID

Amanda Zadorian, Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at the New School for Social Research, spent a month working at ICSID this summer. Amanda answered a couple of our questions about her current research and her stay in Moscow. 


ICSID Leading research fellow Ekaterina Borisova took part in the 26th Silvaplana Workshop on Political Economy that was held in Pontresina, Switzerland, on July 23-27, 2017.

IIMS and ICSID team members among HSE Best Teachers - 2017

HSE students have chosen the University’s best teachers of 2016/17 academic year. The students voted online via the LMS module ‘Rate your Courses’ from May 29 to June 18, after the obligatory Teaching Quality Assessment. After completing the assessment form, the students were asked to select two best lecturers and workshop supervisors.  Unlike the Teaching Quality Assessment, voting was not obligatory, and the students could leave the form blank.

International researchers at HSE

Julian G. Waller, Ph.D Candidate at the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University and ICSID Associate Fellow, told us why he studies the Post-Soviet region and how he enjoyed his life in Moscow.

New Publication

An article by Ekaterina Borisova and Denis Ivanov, ICSID Research Fellows, titled "Social capital and support for the welfare state in Russia" was published online in “Post-Soviet Affairs” journal on July 9, 2017 (co-authored by Andrei Govorun).

SIOE Conference 2017

Some of the ICSID researchers took part in the 21st Annual  Conference of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics that was held at Columbia University in New York on June 23-25, 2017.

Conference of the European Political Science Association 2017

ICSID Research fellows Noah Buckley and David Szakonyi participated in the 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association that took place in Milan on June 22-24, 2017.

James Kung’s keynote speech at the 2nd WCCE

James Kung, Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, was among the keynote speakers at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics «1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development» in Saint Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.

Are sanctions pushing Russians to ‘rally around the flag’? Not exactly.

Writing for the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, Professor Timothy Frye examines effects of economic sanctions in Russia on public opinion and levels of support for the Russian leadership.

Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics “1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development” was held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia) on June 15 – 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015.