Andrei Yakovlev, the director of IIMS and ICSID, is accepted as a Research Ambassador at the University of Bremen (Germany). He was appointed by the Rectorate of the University at the suggestion of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics. Professor Yakovlev will represent the University in Russia and Eastern Europe and act as a liaison between any prospective students and researchers and the University of Bremen.
9th annual ICSID Conference “Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development” will be held online on June 9-11, 2020.
Kathryn Hendley, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, joined the ICSID team for two years. Together with Andrei Yakovlev and Anton Kazun she will work on the project on Russian corporate lawyers.
The article "Institutionalising Authoritarian Presidencies: Polymorphous Power and Russia’s Presidential Administration" by ICSID associate fellow Fabian Burkhardt was published on the Europe-Asia studies website
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