The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) brings together Russian and foreign experts in economics and political science from the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the Harriman Institute (Columbia University) as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Emory University and The George Washington University. The Center focuses on the study of collective actions, public goods, political elites, social capital and economic history.
“International Public Management Journal” published online a new article “Public service motivation and sectoral employment in Russia: New perspectives on the attraction vs. socialization debate " by J. Gans-Morse, A. Kalgin, A. Klimenko, D. Vorobyev and the IIMS director A. Yakovlev.
On November 26, the IIMS and ICSID director Andrei Yakovlev was invited to the BRI online-forum (China) on Global Cooperation of Public Health and SMEs Innovation & Development as a key-note speaker and gave a lecture "The response of Russian Firms to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis – the cases of IT and tourism".
An article by the ISCID assosiate fellow, professor of University of Bremen Michael Rochlitz, Evgeniya Mitrokhina (HSE University) and Irina Nizovkina (HSE University) "Bureaucratic discrimination in electoral authoritarian regimes: Experimental evidence from Russia" was published online in the journal "European Journal of Political Economy".
ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies) Virtual Convention was held online on November 5-8 and November 14-15. This year the main theme of the conference was “Anxiety and Rebellion”, six ISCID team members took part in the event.
A new article by deputy director of the ICSID E. Borisova, V. Bryzgalin and research fellow of the IIMS I. Levina 'Trust and economic growth: Is there a relation?' was published in the "Voprosy Ekonomiki" (2020, 10)
On October 6-10 2020, WAPOR 73rd Annual Conference was held online for the first time. Senior research fellow Anton Kazun presented his paper (co-author Anastasia Kazun) "Global News Flow in G-20: Economic and Political Factors of Media Attention".
International Workshop "Institutions and development: a sub-national perspective": results and final thoughts
The joint ICSID & Quality of Government Institute (QoG) workshop “Institutions and development: a sub-national perspective” was successfully concluded on October 7-9. The workshop was held as a Zoom meeting. This new format once again enabled event organizers to bring together participants from universities all around the world: Russia, Sweden, Germany, USA, UK, Ireland, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, India, Turkey, Nigeria and Uruguay. In three days the workshop was attended by more than 100 people.
116th American Political Science Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition for the first time was held as an online-conference from 9 to 13 of September, despite being scheduled to take place in San Franscico. The ISCID team members took part in “Blame and Accountability in Authoritarian Regimes” session and presented their papers.
The joint ICSID & Quality of Government Institute (QoG) workshop “Institutions and development: a sub-national perspective” will be held online on October 7-9.