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.
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
Andrei Yakovlev, the director of IIMS and ICSID, is accepted as a Research Ambassador at the University of Bremen (Germany). He was appointed by the Rectorate of the University at the suggestion of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics. Professor Yakovlev will represent the University in Russia and Eastern Europe and act as a liaison between any prospective students and researchers and the University of Bremen.
9th annual ICSID Conference “Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development” will be held online on June 9-11, 2020.
Kathryn Hendley, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, joined the ICSID team for two years. Together with Andrei Yakovlev and Anton Kazun she will work on the project on Russian corporate lawyers.
The article "Institutionalising Authoritarian Presidencies: Polymorphous Power and Russia’s Presidential Administration" by ICSID associate fellow Fabian Burkhardt was published on the Europe-Asia studies website
This is our pleasure to announce that the National Prize in Applied Economics 2020 was awarded to the article “Democratizing Access to Higher Education in Russia: The Consequences of the Unified State Exam Reform" published in the “European Economic Review” (2019, Volume 117, pages 56-82) by Marco Francesconi (University of Essex, UK), Fabián Slonimczyk (ICEF, HSE, Moscow) and Anna Yurko (ICEF, HSE, Moscow).
On the 2-10 of March Ekaterina Borisova, deputy director of the ISCID, made a business trip to the UK. She took part in workshops at Brunel University London and Oxford, and also held meetings with her colleagues at London School of Economics and Warwick University.
4th International Conference on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship was held in University of Münster at the 27-29 of February. Denis Ivanov, research fellow of the ISCID, gave a paper "Public reaction on trade sanctions in a democratic context: Evidence from Moldovan wine embargo"