The EACES workshop “Public Procurement in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia” will be held within the framework of the XXI HSE International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Moscow, 6-10 April, 2020). The workshop is organized by the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies of National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) in cooperation with EACES and Center for Social and Economics Strategies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University.

The EACES workshop aims to promote empirical research on public procurement by the international academic community. The workshop also intends to develop academic networks among researchers interested in Russian and other emerging economies.

We welcome papers on a variety of related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Incentives and Efficiency in Public Procurement;
  • Performance and Renegotiation in Public Procurement;
  • Public Procurement and Innovation;
  • Corruption in Public Procurement;
  • The Digitalization of Public Procurement;
  • Policy and Implementation of e-Procurement;
  • SMEs Participation in Procurement, Subcontracting;
  • Sustainable Development and Green Public Procurement;
  • Public Procurement in Health Care.

The working language of the workshop will be English.

The workshop program will include a keynote speech by Prof. Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia) and a number of panel sessions on specific topics. The duration of a panel session is 90 minutes. Researches will have 15 minutes for presentation to be followed up by discussants.

We invite you to send extended abstracts of papers for presentation at the workshop to organizers ( We accept your paper proposal from October 21, 2019 until December 27, 2019. The abstract should be in RTF or Microsoft Word formats, be no longer than 1,500 words and include three to five key words. The acceptance decision will be done by January 31, 2020. For accepted papers, we would ask authors to send the full version of the paper (no longer than 10,000 words; Word, RTF or PDF file) to e-mail address by March 7, 2020.

Program Committee of the Workshop: Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Matej Bel University, Slovakia), Michael Placek (Charles University, Czech Republic), Elena Podkolzina (HSE, Russia), Paola Valbonesi (University of Padova, Italy; HSE, Russia), Andrei Yakovlev (EACES & HSE, Russia).

Selected papers presented at the workshop may be published in a special issue of Central European Journal of Public Policy and NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy. All nominated papers are subject to a blind peer-review.


The Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) was founded in April, 1997. The IIMS is one of the first research institutes to have been established at the Higher School of Economics. The Institute focuses on empirical analysis of an enterprises’ behavior and market development, competition policy, the investment climate and relations between business and state.

The Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) was established in October 2000 at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences. The Center is an interdisciplinary research and education unit engaged in the development of theory, methodology and practice of exploring possible futures, and the application of analyses and forecasts in decision making.

Key-note speaker Juraj Nemec is a Professor of Public Finance and Public Management at the Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and at the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He is the member of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration, United Nations, of the IASIA Board of Management and immediate Past-President of the NISPAcee. He serves as editor in chief of the NISPAcee Journal in Public Administration and Public Policy and member of editorial boards of several other professional journals. His recent books are Performance-Based Budgeting in the Public Sector (2019), Alternative Service Delivery (2018), 25 Years of Public Administration Developments and Reforms in V4 region (2017), Implementation of New Public Management Tools: Experiences from transition and emerging countries (2015).

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