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.
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.
A new article "Friendly Bureaucrats, Formal Rules, and Firms' Investment Decisions: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Russia" by IIMS and ISCID director Andrei Yakovlev and ISCID senior research fellow Denis Ivanov was accepted for publication in "International Journal of Emerging Markets".
Denis Ivanov, the ISCID senior research fellow, was invited to participate in an internship programme at the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition.
4 articles by the ICSID research fellows and associate fellows were published online at the end of June in the "Post-Soviet Affairs". This special double issue of the journal was drawn from presentations at an international research seminar held at UAE University (Al Ain, UAE) and at New York University Abu Dhabi. This seminar was organized in cooperation with the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) in 2018.
9th Annual ISCID Conference “Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development”: findings and opinions
On June 9-11 2020, 9th annual ICSID Conference was held online as many other academic events this year. Even though the traditional format of the conference had to be changed, it also helped attract more participants. We managed to hold lively debates on current problems of political economy. The oral discussion was complemented by parallel polemics in the chat room of the conference. This new format gave participants the opportunity to receive feedback from a larger than usual number of colleagues.
Amanda Zadorian, the ICSID research fellow, will continue working with the ICSID team. Her candidacy as an international specialist (post-doc) was approved by the HSE University Сommission.
Milos Resimic will join the ICSID team in September 2020. He went through a serious selection process of choosing the most suitable candidate for postdoctoral position and received an invitation in the first wave of admission offers. In total there were 429 applicants.
Call for applications! There are 2 PhD positions at the Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO), University of Bremen, Germany, within the Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Mapping Uncertainties, Challenges and Future Opportunities of Emerging Markets: Informal Barriers, Business Environments and Future Trends in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia” (MARKETS) funded by an MSCA grant of the European Union in the context of Horizon 2020
A new article by the ICSID research fellow Kyle Marquardt, co-authored with Anna Lührmann and Valeriya Mechkova, "Constraining Governments: New Indices of Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Accountability" was published online in American Political Science Review