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Workshop “Growth and Redistribution in Limited Access Orders”

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.

Workshop “Growth and Redistribution in Limited Access Orders”

Researchers from Russia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the UAE discussed a variety of topics in political economy focusing mainly on limited access orders. This included discussions of dynamics and stability of limited access orders (a concept developed by North, Wallis and Weingast); preferences for redistributions and social capital; institutional barriers to decentralization in Russian firms; collective actions of Russian attorneys; political elites in authoritarian regimes etc.

The workshop was well-organized and focused: interesting presentations, lively informal discussions, and many useful comments on presented papers. It is also worth mentioning that the workshop was organized by ICSID associate fellows Alexander Libman and Michael Rochlitz who work at the Institute of Sociology at Ludwig-Maximilans-University of Munich.

Ekaterina Borisova
ICSID Deputy Director

ICSID team members presented the following papers:

Israel Marques «Public-Private Partnerships in Vocational Education in Russia: The Role of Credible Commitments»

Irina Levina «Institutional Barriers to Decentralization in Russian Firms»

Ekaterina Borisova «Trust and Support for Redistribution Target Groups in Different Institutional Settings» (with Denis Ivanov and Natalya Gimpelson)

Anton Kazun «Mobilizing Law in Developing Countries: Some Implications from Russian Limited Access Order»

Denis Ivanov «Loss of Human Capital and Development: Evidence from Russian German Repatriation» (with Ekaterina Borisova)

Noah Buckley «Networks of Connections between Russian Executive Elites»

Alexander Libman «The Jekyll and Hyde of Soviet Policies: Endogenous Modernization, the Gulag and Post-Communist Support for Democracy» (with Tomila Lankina)

Michael Rochlitz «Regional Bureaucracies under Limited Political Competition: Experimental Evidence from Russia» (with Evgeniya Mitrokhina and Irina Nizovkina)

Workshop programm 2017