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.
An HSE University corporate media "Okna Rosta" spoke to the ICSID director Andrei Yakovlev about the history of the Center, being efficient as a global team, the challenges ahead, and more.
7th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Annual International Conference to take place on 29-30 November 2021
The Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (in collaboration with the Democracy Institute of Central European University) is organizing the 7th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) Annual International Conference in Budapest, on 29-30 November 2021.
An article "COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries" co-authored by Georgiy Syunyaev and Ekaterina Borisova among the multinational research team was published online in "Nature Medicine" yesterday. The article features data from an ICSID survey “Research on COVID-19 in Russian Regions (RoCiRR)”, which got 23 thousand responses across 61 Russian regions.
On Wednesday, 14 July, Guzel Garifullina, a research fellow at ICSID, has successfully defended her PhD thesis ”Political leaders and risky decisions: the effects of selection institutions” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Eurasian Geography and Economics" (June, 2021) published a new article “Career trajectories of regional officials: Russia and China before and after 2012" by T. Remington, A. Yakovlev, E. Ovchinnikova and A. Chasovsky.
The 10th Jubilee ICSID Conference “Political Economy in a Changing World” for the second year running was successfully held online on June 7-10. This time the event was particularly big so the Conference organizers had to include extra day to accommodate all papers.
An article "A Centralist Approach to Regional Development: The Case of the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Far East" by Alexander Libman and Andrei Yakovlev was published online in the journal "Europe-Asia Studies".
On June 7-10 the 10 th ICSID Conference will be held online. Ekaterina Borisova and John Reuter, the ICSID fellows who were responsible for the Conference organization, answered our questions about the upcoming event.
On May 27 the first workshop “Varieties of Populism in East and West” was held online. This workshop was organized by the Free University Berlin (FUB) and the HSE University as a part of the three year-long Alexander von Humboldt institutional partnership project. The project aims to strengthen the bonds between the universities and bring together scholars interested in studying different aspects of populism.
In 2020 Milos Resimic joined the ICSID team as a new postdoctoral fellow. We asked him to tell us more about his reasons for choosing the ICSID and the ways pandemic affected his work at the Center.