Participate at a Summer School on Institutional Analysis in Russia!

Deadline: 20 March 2014
Open to: Researchers, teaching staff, PhD and master students
Venue: 28 June – 4 July 2014, Moscow region


The Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (CInSt, HSE), announces the call for papers for the annual Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis 2014 (RSSIA). The Summer School is aimed at creating and supporting the academic network of young researchers from all regions of Russia as well as other countries, who work in the field of New Institutional Economics (NIE). The schedule of the Summer School includes lectures, seminars and plenty of possibilities for discussion and communication. The focus is on recent developments in NIE and possibilities and challenges of applied research in the institutional economics framework.

As a RSSIA participant you will have the opportunity:

  • To attend the lectures of distinguished experts in various spheres of institutional economics and adjoining disciplines: John Nye (George Mason University), Sebastian Galiani (University of Maryland),Marian Moszoro (IESE Business School, Barcelona), Michael Waterson (University of Warwick) have already confirmed their participation as RSSIA faculty this year;
  • To present and discuss your current research during seminars;
  • To exchange the research experience with other RSSIA participants and faculty members;
  • And consequently to improve significantly your research.


Researchers, teaching staff, PhD and master students are welcome to participate. Priority in the selection will be given to research projects that are related to the following fields:

  • Economics of public sector, bureaucracy, and procurement;
  • Economics of education;
  • Banks and financial markets;
  • Industrial organization, government regulation, and law enforcement;
  • Property rights, institutions and economic development.

The working language of the Summer School is English.


There is no registration fee. Organizers cover participants’ accommodation and meals costs. However, participants will have to cover their travel and visa costs.


Participants are selected on the basis of their applications. Applications should be submitted via application form. An application includes:

  • Registration form;
  • Motivation letter (no longer than 300 words);
  • Current research project description (no longer than 1500 words + references) with a short abstract (no longer than 200 words).

Current research project description should be in English (MS Word, Times New Roman, size 12, space 1.5, standard margins) and must include the following parts, titled and clearly separated in the text:

  • Project title, author(s) name(s), email(s), affiliation(s)
  • Introduction
  • Aim of the project;
  • Hypotheses and methodology;
  • Results;
  • References.

For further information contact the RSSIA Coordinator, Anna Balsevich, Tel: +7 9 63 993 437 and E-mail:

The official call.

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