Participation in the 15th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference
IIMS research fellows presented their papers at the 15th Biannual Conference of EACES, which was held in Warsaw on September, 6-8, 2018.
This year Conference was dedicated to the post-transition and emerging economies ten years after the financial crisis.
The impact of the financial crisis and on post-transition and emerging economies has varied tremendously. Some economies experienced very large recessionary shocks with long-lasting effects for the labor market, human capital formation and growth. For others policy and economic structure alleviated potential negative effects. Importantly for some countries, the Great Recession also slowed or postponed systemic reform efforts. Understanding the differential impact and means of diffusing the negative consequences is important for scholars and policy makers. Additionally, challenges to globalization and the environment remain while new challenges to international economic and security institutions arise. A comparative perspective is essential to understand how workers, firms and governments adjusted to the economic shocks that occurred, challenges that remain and new challenges that lie ahead. A systemic approach provides essential perspective as individual economies had made varying degrees of progress in the transition process and will be differentially affected by challenges on the horizon.
15th Biannual Conference of EACES attracted more than 120 participants from all over the world. Researchers presented their papers were from Japan, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Russia, America, etc. The topics of the sessions ranged from comparative economic studies of emerging transnational corporations to gender issues and compensatory forces.
IIMS Director Andrei Yakovlev presented several papers among which are "Channels of Dialogue between International Business and the National Government: Implications or Domestic Reforms and International Relation (Russia's Experience)s", "Female Factor in Perception of Corruption by Bureaucrats: List Experiment Results" and "Reasons for contracting predetermined suppliers: results of an Imperial study".
IIMS Research fellow Boris Kuznetsov also presented his work, prepared in collaboration with Victoria Golikova and Fernanda Ricotta, "R&d Propensity of Manufacturing Firms: comparative analysis of Poland and Russia".