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.
ICSID researchers took part in an international workshop «Political elites and political rents under electoral authoritarianism: evidence from Russia and beyond» that was held at the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, on April 3, 2017.
Another session of the regular Research Seminar on Diversity and Development organized by ICSID and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions took place on March 28, 2017. The event was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy”.
ICSID Leading Research Fellow Ekaterina Borisova was invited to take part in a seminar organized by the Laboratory for Labour Market Studies (LLMS) and the Centre for Labour Market Studies (CLMS) on March 14, 2017. Ekaterina presented her paper «Bridging or bonding? Preferences for redistribution and social capital in Russia» (co-authored by Denis Ivanov, Research Fellow at ICSID).
Constantine Sorokin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Senior Research Fellow at the International Laboratory of Decision Choice and Analysis at NRU HSE, presented his paper "Distributional comparative statics for auctions and beyond" (co-authored by Eyal Winter) on March 14, 2017.
Maria Giulia Silvagni, who holds a PhD from the University of Bologna in Italy, joined the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2016. She told us about her professional and personal experiences during her time in Moscow.