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.
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"
Journal of Public Money & Management accepted for publication a new article “Public procurement transaction costs: A country-level assessment" by Olga Balaeva, Andrei Yakovlev, Yuliya Rodionova and Daniil Esaulov
New arrival in the family of the ISCID research fellow David Szakonyi: his daughter Madeline Ava Szakonyi was born on 20 February 2020
Denis Ivanov, research fellow of the ICSID, obtained a position of visiting researcher at the IOS Regensburg (Das Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung) and told us about his forthcoming visit there
Andrei Yakovlev gave a comment on constitutional reform and change of government. The comment was published in the latest issue of Russian Analytical Digest
Polina Detkova, IIMS research assistant, talked about how her work at the Institute influenced her career choice.
On January 30 Israel Marques, research fellow of the ICSID delivered a lecture "Public-Private Partnerships and Russia's Vocational Education Revolution" in the speaker series "New Voices of Russia" organized by The Elliott School of International Affairs (USA)
51st Annual Convention of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies was held in San Francisco (USA) at the end of November, 2019. Amanda Zadorian, ICSID research fellow, among other ICSID staff members gave a paper. We asked Amanda to give her opinion on the convention
At the end of December 15th annual conference SIDE-ISLE 2019 (Italian Society of Law and Ecomonics) was held at the University of Milan. Anton Kazun, research fellow of the ISCID took part in the conference
Journal of Institutional Economics (Cambridge University Press) accepted for publication a new article “Calling the Cavalry: Firm-level Investment in the Face of Decentralized Expropriation” by Israel Marques, Andrei Yakovlev, Anton Kazun and Irina Levina