Timothy Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University, chaired the opening session of the Annual ICSID Conference, "Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development," running online from June 9-11, 2020 due to the global pandemic. Over 50 scholars participated in the workshop during its inaugural day online sessions.
In its ninth year, this annual summer workshop is organized by the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). The conference offers excellent opportunities for Russian academics and their international colleagues to foster collaborative research with the goal of publishing on political economy topics in international peer-reviewed journals. Several Ph.D. students attending and presenting papers at the ICSID-HSE annual conferences have had publications accepted in the prestigious American Political Science Review, and many participants have gone on to successfully defend their dissertations and earn tenure track positions at universities in the United States, Europe and Russia.
Thanks to generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Harriman has been able to fund over 25 travel grants (between 7-10 each year over the past several years) for Ph.D. students from a wide range of universities working on political economy topics related to Russia to attend the annual conferences in Moscow.
For more details about the conference and its featured topics, please see the conference program.