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.
Kseniya Abanokova, Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comprehensive Social Policy Studies (HSE), presented her current research on "Pocketbook motivation in voting in Russia" at another session of the ICSID and CSDSI Research Seminar on Diversity and Development on February 20, 2018.
ICSID Director Andrei Yakovlev took part in a seminar of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), which was held in Warsaw School of Economics on February 16, 2018. Professor Yakovlev presented his paper "Channels of communication between international business and national government: implementations for domestic reform and international relations".
A conversation with 2018 Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak was held at Columbia University on February 8, 2018. The talk was organized by the Harriman Institute and the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and moderated by Timothy Frye, ICSID Academic Supervisor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University.
HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions held another session of their joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development on February 6, 2018. The event was held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy” and Economic Development and Growth Research Group.
ICSID Research Fellows Ora John Reuter and David Szakonyi took part in the 89th Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, which was held in New Orleans, USA, on January 4 – 6, 2018.
Ted Gerber, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was invited to present his paper "Homeownership, regime support, and civic engagement in four post-Soviet societies" at another session of the ICSID and CSDSI Research Seminar on Diversity and Development. The seminar took place on December 12, 2017, and, as always, was held jointly with the HSE seminar “Political Economy”.
ICSID research fellows took part in a workshop “Growth and Redistribution in Limited Access Orders” that was held at Ludwig-Maximilans-University of Munich on November 24-25, 2017. The workshop was organized by Alexander Libman and Michael Rochlitz together with ICSID.
IIMS and ICSID Director Prof. Andrei Yakovlev became a winner of a prestigious Yegor Gaidar Annual Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Economics”. The Award Ceremony took place in the Theatre of Nations in Moscow on December 15, 2017.
A new book "The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries" written by ICSID associate fellow Sarah Wilson Sokhey has been recently published by the Cambridge University Press.