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ICSID research fellow David Szakonyi — 2018 Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipient

The American Political Science Association (APSA) presented the Gabriel A. Almond Award to David Szakonyi at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship in the discipline. The award recognizes the best dissertation on comparative politics, and was created in recognition of Gabriel Almond's contributions to the discipline, profession, and Association. Almond's scholarly work contributed directly to the development of theory in comparative politics and brought together work on the developing areas and Western Europe that prevented splintering into an array of disparate areas studies.

European Regional Science Association Congress 2018

IIMS Research fellow Victoria Golikova took part in the 58th ERSA Congress “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and liveable Regions” that was held in Cork, Ireland at the end of August.

New publications

Two papers on public procurement prepared by IIMS research fellows were published this week:  "Russian system of public procurement: the law is changing, the issues remain" and "Organizational Forms and "Incentives in Public Procurement: Natural Experiment at a Large Public Sector Organization in Russia" were published in the International Journal of Public Procurement".

Andrei Yakovlev as a guest researcher in Bremen

From August 13 to 25, 2018, IIMS Director Andrei Yakovlev is visiting the University of Bremen on invitation of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics, working group of Jutta Günther. His visit takes place within the DAAD Eastern Partnership program and serves to continue and intensify joint academic research, exchange and development of future fields of cooperation.

New publication on public procurement

A paper by Andrei Yakovlev, Olga Balaeva and Andrey Tkachenko entitled "Estimation of procurement costs incurred by public customers: a case study of a Russian region" was published in the Journal of Public Procurement. This paper shows how procurement costs can be calculated using a formalized survey of public customers. This methodology was tested with a representative group of public customers operating in one region of the Russian Federation.


Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) organized a two-day conference for young researchers YOUNG SCHOLARS CONFERENCE 2018, dedicated to the study of Russia, at the end of July. The conference was held for the first time and turned out to be very diverse in topics. Ekaterina Borisova, ICSID Deputy Director, was among its participants. She presented her project  «Generalized Trust, Preferences for Redistribution and Institutions», co-authored  by Denis Ivanov and Koen Sсhoors.

Illustration for news: SIOE Conference 2018

SIOE Conference 2018

ICSID research fellow Denis Ivanov took part in the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics that was held in a Montreal business school (HEC Montréal, Canada) on June 21-23, 2018.

Illustration for news: Conference of the European Political Science Association 2018

Conference of the European Political Science Association 2018

ICSID researcher fellows Israel Marques and Noah Buckley participated in the8th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) on June 21-23, 2018. This year’s EPSA conference took place in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna – a UNESCO world heritage site.

Illustration for news: 21st Uddevalla Symposium 2018

21st Uddevalla Symposium 2018

IIMS Leading research fellow Victoria Golikova took part in the 21st Uddevalla Symposium  “Diversity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship – Regional, Urban, National and International Perspectives” that was held in the Sweden on June 14-16, 2018.

Illustration for news: Participation in the 10 th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy

Participation in the 10 th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) together with EACES and the Academy for Civic Education (APB) organized their 10th Joint Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe. The event titled "Firm Behavior in Central and Eastern Europe: Productivity, Innovation and Trade” took place in a German town of Tutzing on June 11-13, 2018. ICSID research fellow Irina Levina presented her research project on decentralization of firms "Does firms' decentralization pay off in weak institutions setup? Decentralization and investment of Russian firms" during one of the panels.