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5th ICSID Conference 2016 “Political Economy of Inequality” June 21–22 2016 EACES-HSE Workshop “Economic Development and Elite Competition” June 20, 2016 Moscow, Higher School of Economics

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5th Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) “Political Economy of Inequality” will be held at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 21-22, 2016. The conference will follow the EACES-HSE Workshop “Economic Development and Elite Competition” on June 20.

The major goal of these events is to bring together Russian and foreign scientists in the fields of political economy, political science, economic and institutional development and stimulate the exchange of research results, ideas and knowledge. In 2016, we will continue discussing a variety of issues that we focused on during the four previous conferences organized by ICSID.

Main topics of the conference will include:

  • Collective actions
  • Comparative studies of governance in Russia and China
  • Social capital, trust, and cultural norms
  • Political elites and economic performance in Russia
  • Social policy and vocational education


ICSID senior associates and partners taking part in the workshop and the conference:

·      Timothy Frye (Columbia University, HSE)

·      Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics)

·      Thomas Remington (Emory University, HSE)

·      Alexander Libman (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

·      John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, HSE)

·      Ekaterina Borisova (Higher School of Economics)

·      Michael Rochlitz (Higher School of Economics)

·      Israel Marques (Higher School of Economics)

·      Olga Vasilyeva (Amur State University)

Furthermore, we invited experts in political economy to participate in the events:

·      Yotam Margalit (Columbia University)     

·      Ben Ansell (University of Oxford)  

·      Bryn Rosenfeld (University of Oxford)      

The detailed conference program can be found below: 

 Conference program 2016 (PDF, 161 Кб)


 The conference and workshop working language is English. The events will take place in the HSE building at 11 Myasnitskaya Str., room 518.

We kindly ask you to register for the event via the following link until June 16, 2016

Should you have any queries or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Olga Masyutina (omasyutina (at) hse.ru).