The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) led by Andrei Yakovlev and Timothy M. Frye brings together Russian and foreign experts in economics and political science. Researchers at the Center come 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, Middlebury College and UCLA. The Center, which was established in 2011 thanks to a generous grant from Russian government cooperates closely with other HSE institutes and departments, including the Department of Economics, and the Laboratory for the Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms.
Scholars at ICSID are currently implementing the research project “Factors of career trajectories of bureaucratic elites, informal institutions, and provision of public goods” which is the Center’s major project for 2014-2016. The main objectives of the project are to study the incentives for strengthening regional governance, improving the quality of formal and informal institutions, and developing research on public goods provision and property rights protection. We concentrate mostly on Russia, but compare it with other countries and have started to expand our research to China.
The main research directions for the period 2014-2016 are:
- Collective action
- Incentives for bureaucracy in Russia and China
- Social capital, trust, and cultural norms
- Social Policy and Vocational Education
The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) are pleased to invite submissions to the workshop: Topics in Political Economy of Development.
Timothy Frye, ICSID academic supervisor and the chair of the Political Science Department at Columbia University, appeared on the American TV-channel NY1 last week
Tim joined Errol Louis, the host of "Inside City Hall" - a nightly political show on NY1, to discuss a report from the Obama administration that accused Vladimir Putin of ordering a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. Tim also offered some insights into the current state of affairs in Russia and relationship between the USA and Russia nowadays.
On December 13, 2016 HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions in cooperation with the seminar “Political Economy” held their next joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development.
On November 15, 2016 ICSID held another session of its regular research Seminar on Diversity and Development in cooperation with NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions and the seminar “Political Economy”.
On 3rd November International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Laboratory for Labor Market Studies and Centre for Labour Market Studies held the joint seminar, where the paper «Dynamics of Inequality and Convergence after Transition – Evidence from Russia» was presented.
On 28th October in the International Center for Study of Institutions and Development Ilja Viktorov, PhD, researcher, Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, presented his report entitled «The Swedish employers and the wage-earner funds debate during the crisis of Fordism in the 1970s and 1980s».
In the last number RUSSIAN ANALYTICAL DIGEST was published article «What Are the Russian Elites Going to Build?» (author A. Yakovlev). This paper reflects the results of a research project funded within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).
Israel Marques and Thomas Remington took part in the International Summer School on Educational Finance that was held on July 3-10 in Beijing. The event was organized by the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University (CIEFR) and HSE Institute of Education.
Higher School of Economics in Moscow hosted a 5th annual conference of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) «Political Economy of Inequality» on June 20-22, 2016.