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.
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.
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.