This is our pleasure to announce that the National Prize in Applied Economics 2020 was awarded to the article “Democratizing Access to Higher Education in Russia: The Consequences of the Unified State Exam Reform" published in the “European Economic Review” (2019, Volume 117, pages 56-82) by Marco Francesconi (University of Essex, UK), Fabián Slonimczyk (ICEF, HSE, Moscow) and Anna Yurko (ICEF, HSE, Moscow).
On the 2-10 of March Ekaterina Borisova, deputy director of the ISCID, made a business trip to the UK. She took part in workshops at Brunel University London and Oxford, and also held meetings with her colleagues at London School of Economics and Warwick University.
4th International Conference on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship was held in University of Münster at the 27-29 of February. Denis Ivanov, research fellow of the ISCID, gave a paper "Public reaction on trade sanctions in a democratic context: Evidence from Moldovan wine embargo"
Journal of Public Money & Management accepted for publication a new article “Public procurement transaction costs: A country-level assessment" by Olga Balaeva, Andrei Yakovlev, Yuliya Rodionova and Daniil Esaulov
New arrival in the family of the ISCID research fellow David Szakonyi: his daughter Madeline Ava Szakonyi was born on 20 February 2020
Denis Ivanov, research fellow of the ICSID, obtained a position of visiting researcher at the IOS Regensburg (Das Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung) and told us about his forthcoming visit there
Andrei Yakovlev gave a comment on constitutional reform and change of government. The comment was published in the latest issue of Russian Analytical Digest
Polina Detkova, IIMS research assistant, talked about how her work at the Institute influenced her career choice.
On January 30 Israel Marques, research fellow of the ICSID delivered a lecture "Public-Private Partnerships and Russia's Vocational Education Revolution" in the speaker series "New Voices of Russia" organized by The Elliott School of International Affairs (USA)
51st Annual Convention of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies was held in San Francisco (USA) at the end of November, 2019. Amanda Zadorian, ICSID research fellow, among other ICSID staff members gave a paper. We asked Amanda to give her opinion on the convention