The 4th Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) ‘Institutions, Elites and Collective Action in the Developing World’ took place at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 30-July 1, 2015. It was preceded by an EACES-HSE Workshop ‘Political Economy of Development: New Challenges and Perspectives’ on June 29, 2015. Several international researchers have spoken to HSE News Service about the conference and their research projects.
On 29th June — 1st July the International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at HSE Moscow will hold its fourth annual conference. The theme this year is Institutions, Elites and Collective Action in the Developing World. Michael Rochlitz, Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science at the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences is among the impressive line-up of international specialists in the field who will be speaking at the conference. The HSE English News Service asked him about the focus of the 2015 conference, what new things it has in store and why he thinks it is definitely something to get excited about.
Keiko SUGANUMA, Associate Professor of theCollege of Bioresource Sciences, Department of General Edu
cation,Nihon University (Japan) spoke about her scientific work and life in Russia.
On June 18 – 20, 2015, 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) was held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Andrei Yakovlev, Director of the IIMS and ICSID, Ekaterina Borisova, ISCID leading research fellow, and Michael Rochlitz, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, presented their papers at the conference.
On June 16th Professor Steven Durlauf from the University of Wisconsin-Madison presented his paper “Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Review Essay” to an audience of scholars at the 11th joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development HSE and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions.
On Tuesday, May 26, Franziska Keller, Ph.D. candidate at New York University and visiting researcher of the HSE International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development, presented a report called ‘Shaking hands in public. What elite co-appearances tell us about the politics behind the scenes’. This seminar marks the 9th joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development hosted by the International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development and NES Centre for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions.
On May 19, Law and Public Policy Institute held a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Securing attorneys’ independence: Russian and international practices”. Andrei Yakovlev, director of the ICSID, and Anton Kazun, ICSID junior research fellow, presented their paper “Collective appraisal by attorneys of the quality of law enforcement in Russia as a tool of increasing attorneys’ independence”.
On April 28 the International Centrer for the Study of Institutions and Development hosted another seminar held together with NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions. This time Professor Evgeny Yakovlev presented a report entitled “How persistent are consumption habits: Micro-evidence from Russia” (joint with Lorenz Kueng).
IIMS director Andrei Yakovlev comments in German weekly ZEIT described the main obstacles for the resumption of economic growth in Russia.
As HSE’s XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development draws to a close on April 10, international participants comment on their experience and share their impressions.