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BASEES Conference 2017

Some of the ICSID researchers took part in the annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), which was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, on March 31 – April 2, 2017.

Among the speakers were ICSID Director Andrei Yakovlev, Center’s research fellows Anton Kazun, Noah Buckley and David Szakonyi, and ICSID associate fellows Michael Rochlitz and Julian Waller.

Papers presented at the BASEES conference included:

Andrei Yakovlev, Irina Levina, Gregory Kisunko (World Bank), Israel Marques «Uncertainty as a Factor in Investment Decisions: The Case of Russia’s Regions»

Andrei Yakovlev «How to Expand the Rule of Law in an Imperfect Institutional Environment? Some Implications from Russia's «Limited Access Order»

Noah Buckley «Calculating Corruption: Political Competition and Bribery under Authoritarianism»

Michael Rochlitz «Violent Pressure on Business in Russia: How It Affects Firm Entry and the Investment Climate, and why the Kremlin Cannot Stop It»

David Szakonyi «Princelings and Political Rents»

Julian Waller «Building a Proper Presidential Majority: Federal and Regional Executive Preference for Russian SMD Candidates»

With a total of over 130 panels the 2017 conference attracted papers in Politics; History; Sociology and Geography; Film and Media, Languages and Linguistics; Literatures and Cultures; Economics.