Call for Papers

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) are pleased to invite submissions to the workshop:

Topics in Political Economy of Development

The workshop is a part of the 8th Annual ICSID Conference “The Political Economy of Redistribution and Institutional Change” that will take place at Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 13-15, 2019.The event attracts a large number of researchers from the world’s leading universities with a variety of topics being discussed (details of the last year’s conference can be found here).

Contributions from the fields of political economy, economics and political science are invited. We welcome submissions that adopt theoretical as well as empirical, qualitative as well as quantitative research designs and that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments and new challenges in political economy.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Collective actions and public goods
  • Comparative studies of governance
  • Social capital, trust, and cultural norms
  • Human capital and economic development
  • Political elites and economic performance
  • History and persistence of economic growth

Workshop working language is English. The workshop will be held in the central HSE campus in 20 Myasnitskaya St., Moscow.


To participate in the workshop, please submit a paper abstract of up to 250 words (or a draft), together with a short CV, to ICSID mailbox by February 22nd, 2019. Applicants will be informed about the selection before March 18th, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 20th.

The Selection Committee will include:

  • Andrei Yakovlev (HSE, EACES)
  • Timothy Frye (Columbia University, HSE)
  • Thomas Remington (Emory University, HSE)
  • Alexander Libman (Munich University)
  • Ekaterina Borisova (HSE)
  • John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, HSE)
  • Israel Marques (HSE)
  • David Szakonyi (George Washington University, HSE)
  • Noah Buckley-Farlee (NYU Abu Dhabi, HSE)

ICSID will provide you with an invitation necessary to apply for a visa at a Russian consulate of your choosing. Since invitation issue may take up to 4 weeks we would be grateful if you could apply in advance.

ICSID can also assist in finding accommodation at one of the HSE Guest Houses or hotels during your stay in Moscow. Please note that HSE Guest House room availability is not guaranteed, therefore early requests are appreciated. ICSID does not, however, cover travel or accommodation expenses.

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID,) is one of the international laboratories created by the Higher School of Economics in 2011, and currently unites a team of researchers from Russia, USA and Europe. More information about the Center and its research projects can be found on the ICSID webpage

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