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Recent Advances of the Russian Operations Research Society

Под науч. редакцией: F. T. Aleskerov, А. А. Васин.

Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.

Discrete transparent boundary conditions for the equation of rod transverse vibrations

Gordin V. A., Shemendyuk A.

Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2020. Vol. 88. P. 550-572.

Глава в книге
The Study of Trajectories of the Development of State Capacity Using Ordinal-Invariant Pattern Clustering and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis

Myachin A. L., Akhremenko A. S.

In bk.: Intelligent Methods in Computing, Communications and Control. Vol. 1243. Springer, 2021. P. 198-205.

Научный семинар "Политическая экономика"

Соруководители семинара: А.В. Захаров (НИУ ВШЭ), К.И. Сонин (НИУ ВШЭ, University of Chicago)

Ближайший семинар - 26 мая

Совместный научный семинар "Политическая экономика" с Лабораторией исследования социальных отношений и многообразия общества РЭШ (ЛИСОМО РЭШ) и Международным центром изучения институтов и развития НИУ ВШЭ (МЦИИР ВШЭ)

Докладчик: Georgiy Syunyaev (Columbia University)

Тема: Public attribution of responsibility in autocracies: Evidence from Russia


Correct attribution of responsibility for economic outcomes is one of the key assumptions underlying citizens’ ability to hold politicians accountable: Correct attribution allows citizens to use punishment and reward strategies to discipline politicians and to prevent them from introducing policies that contravene the preferences of the electoral majority (Ferejohn, 1986; Fiorina, 1981). Even in contexts with formal, legal mechanisms of accountability and a putatively free media, citizens often fail to correctly punish and/or reward politicians for economic performance. Among the reasons for the absence of correct blame attribution—even in its most propitious circumstances—scholars highlight scarce or biased information (Alcañiz and Hellwig, 2011), perceptual biases of voters (Bullock, 2011), and diffuse structures of responsibilities in multilevel governments (Malhotra and Kuo, 2008; Reuter and Beazer, 2016).

This study examines whether and how contents of media reporting affect citizens’ perception of public policy outcomes, responsibility for those outcomes and evaluation of the politicians in non-democratic context in 4 Siberian regions of Russia: Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk. I analyze data from an original survey experiment in which respondents are asked to watch video excerpts from "Rossia 1" news reports that aim to inform citizens about responsibility for recent policy outcomes. Respondents are then asked to evaluate the outcomes of various economic policies as well as performance of different levels of government. The design allows me to learn whether popularity of the government in countries without strong democratic traditions and vibrant media can be predicated on strategic and potentially biased framing of the news. One unique feature of this study is its on allocation of responsibility between multiple tiers of the government. This feature allows me to test ability of citizens to correctly attribute responsibility in multi-level government structures — important but empirically understudied aspect of political accountability in comparative context.


Семинар проводится онлайн на платформе Zoom.

Рабочий язык семинара - английский.

Планируемые заседания:

26 маяGeorgiy Syunyaev (Columbia University)
Public attribution of responsibility in autocracies: Evidence from Russia

Прошедшие заседания: 
2019-2020 учебный год

5 маяLaurent Weill (University of Strasbourg)
Sex, Language and Financial Inclusion
28 апреляAlexander Yarkin (Brown University)
Diseases, diversity, and out-group attitudes: Evidence from 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak and historical pathogen prevalence
21 апреляZuzana Fungáčová (Bank of Finland)
Does Experience of Banking Crises Affect Trust in Banks?
3 мартаKyle Marquardt (HSE)
When and why is language salient for sovereignty? Evidence from Russia
4 февраляAlexander Karpov (HSE, ICS)
Hotelling-Downs Equilibria: Moving Beyond Plurality Variants
28 январяJames Tremewan (Auckland University)
Ambiguous Policies and Correlated Preferences
21 январяAleksandr Demin (New York University)
Why Does Persistance Happen (and Not)? A Model of Institutions and Culture in Long-Run Economic Development
17 декабряNatalia Lamberova (UCLA)
The Puzzling Politics of R&D: Signaling Competence through Risky Projects
10 декабряФилипп Ущев (НИУ ВШЭ Санкт-Петербург)
The Value of Information in Technology Adoption
3 декабряPetros Sekeris (Montpellier Business School)
The role of markets and preferences on resource conflicts
26 ноябряRuben Enikolopov (NES)
Social Media and Xenophobia: Evidence from Russia
22 октябряVladimir Zabolotskiy (HSE)
The Linguistic and Agricultural Origins of Gender Norms
15 октябряFrancesco Caselli (London School of Economics)
Economic growth with worker cooperatives
1 октябряJohannes Abeler (University of Oxford)
Determinants of preferences for honesty
24 сентября                    Timur Natkhov (HSE University)
All Along the Watchtower: Defense Lines and the Origins of Russian Serfdom
17 сентября                    Арсений Самсонов (UCLA)
Collective choice and the fragmentation of views                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2018-2019 учебный год

9 июляDimitrios Xefteris (University of Cyprus)
Implementation by vote-buying mechanisms
2 июляMaxim Ananyev (The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)
Political Economy of Cross-Border Income Shifting: A Protection Racket Approach
25 июняMarc Goni (University of Vienna)
Landed Elites and Education Provision in England: Evidence fromSchool Boards, 1871-1899
18 июняКонстантин Сонин (Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Higher School of Economics; CEPR)
Persuasion on Networks
11 июняWieland Müller (University of Vienna & VCEE, Tilburg University, CentER & TILEC)
Building Trust: The Costs and Benefits of Gradualism
4 июняStephanos Vlachos (University of Vienna)
The Logic of Fear: Populism and Media Coverage of Immigrant Crimes
30 маяEkaterina Paystyan (CEU)
A treaty for the rich and politically loyal? The political economy of center-regional treaties in Yeltsin’s Russia
16 маяLaurent Weill (University of Strasbourg)
Are some dictators more attractive to foreign investors?
23 апреляKemal Kivanc Akoz (ВШЭ)
Preemptive versus Counter Offers
16 апреляЛеонид Полищук (ВШЭ)
Post-Communist Transition as a Critical Juncture: Political Origins of Institutional and Cultural Bifurcation
12 мартаMichele Valsecchi (NES)
To Russia with Love? The Impact of Sanctions on Elections
5 мартаЕвгения Чернина (ВШЭ)
Do we know how relatively rich are we? Actual and perceived place in the income distribution
26 февраляАлексей Ощепков (ВШЭ)
Market and Network Corruption
12 февраляДмитрий Веселов (ВШЭ) 
Migration of Russian settlers and the legacy of interregional development in Kazakhstan
5 февраля
Koen Schoors (Ghent University)
18 декабряИрина Левина (НИУ ВШЭ ИАПР)
Decentralization of Firms in a Country with Weak Institutions: Evidence from Russia
11 декабряГерхард Тевс (РЭШ)
Enemies of the people
4 декабряNatalia Naumenko (Brown University)
Demographic Consequences of the 1933 Soviet Famine
20 ноябряИнна Зайцева (ВШЭ)
"Moneyball game" and players' incentives in football
14 ноябряGari Walkowitz (Technical University of Munich, Center Digitization.Bavaria) 

Hiding Behind Fig Leaves – The Economic Consequences of Moral Hypocrisy

13 ноябряЭрен Арбатли (ВШЭ)
Partisanship as Tradition: Critical Junctures, Collective Memory and Persistent Party Identification 
16 октября Olga Valisyeva  (Economics Research Institute, Far East RAS)
Varieties of Authoritarianism Matter: Elite Fragmentation, Natural Resources and Economic Growth
9 октябряHeike Hennig-Schmid (Laboratory for Experimental Economics University of Bonn)
Dishonesty in healthcare practice: A behavioral experiment on upcoding in neonatology
2 октябряAndrea Matozzi (European University Institute)
Voter Turnout with Peer Punishment
11 сентябряAnand E. Sokhey (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Christian Nationalism of the Gun Control Debate

2017-2018 учебный год

19 июляJan Fidrmuc ( Department of Economics and Finance and CEDI, Brunel University)
Beautiful Minds: Physical Attractiveness and Research Productivity in Economics
29 июняAnastasia Burkovskaya (University of Sydney)
Identification of Electoral Model and Ballot Stuffing
26 июняKonstantin Sonin (University of Chicago and Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Media Freedom in the Shadow of a Coup
5 июняEthan Bueno de Mesquita (University of Chicago)
Deterrence with Imperfect Attribution
31 маяChris Berry (University of Chicago)
Leadership or Luck? Randomization Inference for Leader Effects
23 маяChris Miller (Fletcher School, Tufts University)
The Politics of Inflation and the Distribution of Income in Early 1990s Russia
22 маяAndy Eggers (Oxford University)
Who votes more strategically?
17 апреля David Schindler (Tilburg University)
Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black GIs in Europe
20 мартаMelanie Meng Xue (Northwestern University)
Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China
презентация доклада Мелани Мэн Сюэ
13 мартаАндрей Маркевич (РЭШ)
Democratic Support for the Bolshevik Revolution: An Empirical Investigation of 1917 Constituent Assembly Elections
6 мартаДарья Пудова (ВШЭ)
Political Economy of Sanctions - Evidence from Russia
20 февраляКсения Абанокова (ВШЭ)
Pocketbook motivation in voting in Russia
06 февраляМаркес Второй Израел (ВШЭ)
Institutional Quality and Social Policy Preferences: Experimental Evidence
21 декабря (чт)Anton Sobolev (UCLA)
Fantastic Beasts and Whether They Matter: The Effect of Internet Trolls on Political Conversations in Russia
14 декабря (чт)Alberto Vesperoni (University of Klagenfurt)
Democracy and International Conflict
12 декабря Ted Gerber (University of Winsonsin)
Homeownership, regime support, and civic engagement in four post-Soviet societies
5 декабряGunes Gokmen (РЭШ)
War and Well-Being in Transition: Russo-Georgian Conflict as a Natural Experiment
21 ноябряВладимир Козлов (НИУ ВШЭ)
Testosterone and Repression in Non-Democracies: Evidence from a Sample of Russian Governors 
31 октябряМария Островная (НИУ ВШЭ)
Role of political factors in outsourcing of school food provision
24 октябряLuigi Pascali (Pompeu Fabra University)
Religion, Division of Labor, and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 600 Years
17 октябряАндрей Дементьев (НИУ ВШЭ)
Contracting out public services to asymmetric partnerships
 10 октябряStephen G. Wheatcroft (School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia)
The importance of the grain problem in the Russian Revolution and for the next 40 years of Soviet Economic History
19 сентябряAnne Meng (University of Virginia)
Autocratic Constitutions and Leadership Succession in Dictatorial Regimes

Осень-Зима-Весна 2016-2017

20 июляAustin L. Wright (Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago) 
Civilian Abuse and Wartime Informing
6 июняJulian G. Waller (George Washington University & НИУ ВШЭ)
Popular Perceptions and the De Facto Role of Political Parties in the Euromaidan Protests of 2013-2014
30 маяLauren A. McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Amherst) 
Managed Civil Society and the Realities of Police Oversight in Russia
16 маяPhilippe Gagnepain (Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1-Ecole d’Economie de Paris)

Full versus binary menus: What are the welfare gains?

25 апреляМария Снеговая (Columbia University)
The Left Parties Choices and The Emergence of The Radical Right
18 апреляДенис Иванов (НИУ ВШЭ)
Do institutions cause social trust? Evidence from an institutional reform
28 мартаЕкатерина Борисова (НИУ ВШЭ)
Elections, Protest and Trust in Government: A Natural Experiment from Russia
14 мартаКонстантин Сорокин (НИУ ВШЭ и ЛИСОМО РЭШ)
Distributional comparative statics for auctions and beyond
28 февраляНой Бакли (Columbia University и НИУ ВШЭ)
Calculating Corruption: Political Competition and Bribery under Authoritarianism
14 февраляМихаэль Рохлиц (НИУ ВШЭ)
Does Independent Media Matter in a Non-Democratic Election? Experimental Evidence from Russia
7 февраля Инна Зайцева (НИУ ВШЭ) 
The role of social capital in collective action problem: the case of national football teams
31 январяЕлена Подколзина (НИУ ВШЭ)
Corruption perception and competition in public procurement: empirical evidence from Russian regions
19 января Raymond M. Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
Who Cheats: Experimental Evidence from the Lab
17 январяТатьяна Михайлова (РАНХиГС)
Agglomeration effects in Russian manufacturing
13 декабря Israel Marques (НИУ ВШЭ)
Institutional Quality and Social Policy Preferences
6 декабряNatalya Naumenko (Northwestern University)
Collectivization of Soviet agriculture and 1932-1933 famine
29 ноябряNiall Hughes (Warwick University)
How Transparency Kills Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment
22 ноябряАнна Юрко (НИУ ВШЭ)
Fertility, Maternal Employment and Children's Cognitive Achievement: a Structural Approach
15 ноября Andrey Shcherbak (НИУ ВШЭ)
The recipe for democracy? Improvement in diet as a structural prerequisite for political change
1 ноябряThomas Leeper (London School of Economics)
If Only Citizens Had a Cue: The Process of Opinion Formation over Time
18 октябряДенис Иванов (НИУ ВШЭ)
Bridging or Bonding? Preferences for Redistribution and Social Capital in Russia
29 сентября Andrew Little (Cornell University)
I Don't Know
 20 сентябряGalina Besstremyannaya (Lead research fellow, Center for Economic and Financial Research)
The adverse effects of incentives regulation in health care
 13 сентября Andrea Matranga (РЭШ)
All Along the Watchtower: Linear Defenses and the Introduction of Serfdom in Russia
 14 сентября Georgy Artemov   (University of Melbourne)
Assignment mechanisms: common preferences and information acquisition

Осень-Зима-Весна 2015-2016

28 июня

1. Докладчик: Jeroen van de Ven (Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam)

Тема: "Once a Cheater Always a Cheater? An Experimental Study on the Persistence of Lying"

2. Докладчик:  Marie Claire Villeval (CNRS – University of Lyon) 

Тема: "Can transparency of information reduce embezzlement? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"
аннотации докладов

7 июняСтуденческие презентации

1. Докладчик: Юлия Жесткова (НИУ ВШЭ).
Тема: "Catch Me if You Can: Election Manipulation in Non-Democracies"

2. Докладчик: Илья Козис (НИУ ВШЭ).

Тема: "Brain Drain in Non-Democratic Regimes"

31 маяEren Arbatli   (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Minorities and Long-run Development: Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey  
17 маяАлексей Захаров (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Valence influence in  electoral competition with rank objectives
12 апреляАлександр Тарасов (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Trade and the spatial distribution of transport infrastructure
Trade and the spatial distribution of transport infrastructure (PDF, 1014 Кб)
29 марта Constantine Sorokin    (НИУ ВШЭ, РЭШ)
 Multidimensional free-mobility equilibrium: Tiebout revisited
22 мартаRoman Zakharenko (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Endogenous Growth and Demographic Transition in a model of Cultural Transmission
15 мартаAlexei V. Zakharov (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Eqilibrium taxation under income uncertainty
1 мартаRuben Enikolopov (РЭШ)
 Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia
16 февраляAlexander Yarkin (НИУ ВШЭ)
 The Great Divergence Revisited: Industrialization, Inequality and Political Conflict in The Unified Growth Model
Veselov, Yarkin (2015, WP) The Great Divergence revisited; industrialization, inequality, and political conflict in the unified growth model 

Декабрь 22Vasily Rusanov (НИУ ВШЭ, Center for Institutional Studies)
 Minorities and Business: the Case of Russian Old Believers
Декабрь 8Oxana Bondarenko  (CEFIR)
 The Effect of Movies on Pro-social Behavior
Ноябрь 24Vera Troger (Warwick University)
 The politics of strategic budgeteering
Ноябрь  17Kemal Kivanc Akoz (NYU Abu Dhabi)
 Political Change Driven by a Dissident Elite: The Effect of Rents from Power and Information
Ноябрь 10Shintaro Miura (Kanagawa University)
 Manipulated News Model: Electoral Competition and Mass Media
Октябрь  27Cengiz Erisen (TOBB University of Economics and Technology)
 Emotions and Political Participation
Октябрь  22 Morgane Tanve (University of Lille)
 Time Allocation on electoral issue(s) 
Октябрь  14Allan Drazen (Department of Economics, University of Maryland, USA)
 Kosher Pork
Октябрь  13Anja Neundorf (University of Nottingham)
 Contextual and Individual Determinants of Economic Preferences: Evidence from Panel Data
Октябрь  6Galina Besstremyannaya (Stanford University)
 The adverse effects of value-based purchasing in health care:  dynamic quantile regression with endogeneity
Сентябрь 29Fabio Michelucci (CERGE-EI)

 Electoral Competition with Dynamic Campaign Contributions

Весна 2015

16 июняMattias Polborn (University of Illinois)
 Political competition in legislative elections
 9 июняDavid Szakonyi (Columbia University, НИУ ВШЭ)
 Firm-Level Returns from Connections to Elected Politicians: Evidence from Russia
2 июняRafael Hortalla-Valle (London School of Economics)
 Team of Rivals: Learning about a Cabinet and its Shadow

26 маяFranziska Keller (New York University)
 Farewell Comrades! Power Struggle and Elite Removal in Single-Party Authoritarian Regimes
19 маяMehmet Ekmekci (Boston college)
 Manipulated Electorates and Information  Aggregation
Manipulated Electorates and Information Aggregation (PDF, 469 Кб)
14 маяEric Alstom (Charles Koch Institute)
 Demand for Constitutional Decentralization
28 апреляКузнецова Ольга (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Public Information and Strategic Interaction of Policymakers
21 апреляDouglas Campbell (РЭШ)
 The Rise in Inequality: Technology and Trade, or History and Taxes?
14 апреляAndrei Govorun  (НИУ ВШЭ)
 The political roots of intermediated lobbying: evidence from Russian firms and business associations
Lobbying_paper_2013 (PDF, 697 Кб)
24 мартаAriane Lambert-Mogiliansky (Paris School of Economics)
 Social Accountability to Contain Corruption
10 мартаЭрен Арбатли (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Minorities and Long-run Development: Persistence of Armenian and Greek Influence in Turkey
3 мартаДмитрий Веселов (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Democratization and Barriers to Entry in a Two-Dimensional Voting Model
Democratization and Barriers to Entry in a Two-Dimensional Voting Model


Осень-зима 2014

24 февраляDmitry Vorobiev (CERGE-EI, Prague)
 Political Risk, Information and Corruption Cycles: Evidence from Russian Regions
17 февраляMichel Le Breton (Toulouse 1 Capitole University)
 Electoral Bargaining in Runoff Elections: A Cooperative Game Theory Analysis and an Application to the French Regional Elections
10 февраляКонстантин Сорокин (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Equivalence of candidate utility functions in electoral competition with probabilistic voting
Equivalence of candidate utility functions in electoral competition with probabilistic voting
23 декабряАрсений Самсонов  (РЭШ)
 Why do dictators prosecute minorities? A model in a two-dimensional policy space
Why do dictators prosecute minorities? A model in a two-dimensional policy space 
16 декабряNatalia Lamberova (UCLA)
 Leaderless Protests
 4 декабряСовместный научный семинар  "Политическая экономика" ВШЭ/РЭШ и Международного центра изучения институтов и развития 
 James Lo  (PhD in Political Science of the University of California at Los Angeles, 
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Department of Politics of the Princeton University)
 Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition: A New Measure and Test Using Election Manifestos
 James Lo -- Ideological Clarity in Multi-Party Competition
2 декабряJan Zapal (CERGE-EI, IAE-CSIC, and Barcelona GSE)
 Dynamic Elections and Ideological Polarization
 Zapal Dynamic elections and ideological polarization
25 ноябряMelis Kartal (University of Vienna)
 An Experimental Study of Lobbying and Electoral Systems
18 ноябряDanila Serra (Southern Methodist University)
 The Industrial Organization of Extortionary Corruption: Evidence from Two Experiments
11 ноября Chris Swader (Department of Sociology, LCSR, НИУ ВШЭ
 Violent States, Violent Cultures, and/or Violent People?A comparative multi-level research design
21 октябряIvan Lyubimov (Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology,  Gaydar Institute for Economic Policy) 
 Extractive Institutions, Closed Borders and Economic Development
14 октябряAlexei Zakharov (НИУ ВШЭ
 The loyalty-competence tradeoff in dictatorships and  outside options for subordinates
The loyalty-competence tradeoff in dictatorships and outside options for subordinates
7 октября Andrej Krikovic (НИУ ВШЭ
 "It's Not the Economy, Stupid!”  Is US-Russia Trade Really Underdeveloped?"
30 сентябряGalina Besstremyannaya  (Lead researcher at CEFIR, Visiting scholar at Stanford University)
 Measuring the effect of coinsurance rate on healthcare expenditure: a finite mixture and matching estimator approach
23 сентябряCarlo Prato (Georgetown University)
 Crises and The Puzzle of Reforms
 16 сентября Richard van Weelden (University of Chicago)
  Informative Cheap Talk in Elections
9 сентябряМаксим Ананьев (UCLA)
 A Theory of Authoritarian Image-Building

Лето 2014

8 июляAndrei Gomberg (ITAN)
 Legal Evidence and Rational Inattention
10 июняChris Stefanadis (University of Piraeus)
 Moral Sentiments: Culture, Rent Seeking, and Property Rights
Moral Sentiments: Culture, Rent Seeking, and Property Rights
3 июняSelim Gulesci  (Bocconi University)
 For the Love of the Republic – Education, Religion and Empowerment

Весна 2014

27 маяTymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh)
 Political Decentralization: the Case of Ukraine
Political Decentralization: the Case of Ukraine
20 апреляPaul Dower (РЭШ)
 A History of Resistance to Privatization in Russia
22 апреляTommasso Nannicini (Bocconi University)
 How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign
15 апреляАлександр Соколов (ЦЭМИ РАН)
 Государство как частная собственность инсайдеров на примере российских госкорпораций
8 апреляEren Arbatli (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Random Encounters in the City: When is Public Space an Opportunity for Social Integration?
 25 мартаTimos Athanasiou (РЭШ)
  Revisiting the problem of procurement of a pure public good: Beyond VCG mechanisms
13 мартаФил Кифер (Всемирный банк)  
 Younger Parties, Bigger Spenders? Party Age and Political Budget Cycles
highlights paper
4 мартаРоман Захаренко (НИУ ВШЭ)
  Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending
Trade Costs, Conflicts, and Defense Spending

Зима 2013-2014

25 февраляАлександр Яркин (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Интенсивность борьбы за ренту, экономический рост и неравенство в модели производства и конфликта с неоднородными агентами
The Intensity of Rent-seeking Behavior, Economic Growth and Inequality in the Production and Conflict Model with Heterogeneous Agents
18 февраляАндрей Бузин (Движение в защиту прав избирателей "Голос")
 Влияние территориальных неоднородностей и фальсификаций на электоральные показатели
11 февраляАндрей Дементьев (НИУ ВШЭ)
 The political economy of public-private partnerships: theory and evidence from suburban railway transport reform in Russia
6 февраляРубен Ениколопов (РЭШ, University Pompeu Fabra)
 Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan
24 декабряПрезентации студенческих работ
17 декабряEgor Abramov   (РЭШ)
 The Role of Reputatuion in non-democratic Succession
10 декабряRaymond Duch (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
 Why we Cheat: Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance
3 декабряСергей Степанов (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Biased Performance Evaluation in a Model of Career Concerns: Incentives versus Selection


Осень 2013
19 ноябряMariusz Prochniak (Warsaw School of Economics)
 Institutions and Economic Growth: In Search of Robustness
Материалы выступления Prochniak Witkowski
14 ноябряMark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)
 The Technical Competence of Economic Policy-Makers in Developed Democracies
12 ноябряBenny Geys (Norwegian Business School)
 Social Identi…fication and Redistribution under Multilevel Governance: Theory and Evidence from Germany
5 ноябряДина Балалаева (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Overcoming innovation Blocking by Early Winners:  Political Competitiveness and Political institutions for Agenda Power Access
29 октябряАлексей Савватеев (РЭШ)
22 октябряAlberto Simpser (University of Chicago)
 Electoral manipulation as bureaucratic control
15 октябряGunes Gokmen (РЭШ)
 Cultural Diversity a Barrier to Riches?
8 октябряDmitry Kobak (Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Lisbon, Portugal), Sergey Shpilkin (independent researcher, Moscow), 
Maxim Pshenichnikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
 Dynamics of Falsifications in Russian Federal Elections in 2000-2012
24 сентябряAlexei Zakharov (НИУ ВШЭ), Todd Kaplan (Exeter University)
 Candidate uncertainty and electoral equilibrium: an experimental study
Презентация семинара 28.09.2013

Весна 2013

18 июняГеоргий Сюняев (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Taming the (Not So) Stationary Bandit: Turnover of Ruling Elites and Protection of Property Rights
11 июняПрезентация студенческих работ
4 июняTrevor Johnston (University of Michigan)
 Divide and Distribute: The Political Economy of Minority Segregation and Authoritarian Distribution
28 маяArturas Rozenas ( ISM University of Economics and Management )
 Forcing Consent: Information and Power in Non-Democratic Elections
текст статьи
14 маяShaun McGirr (University of Michigan)
 Deliberate Indiscretion: why bureaucratic agencies are differently corrupt
30 апреляDavid Szakonyi (Columbia University)
 Returns to the Party: Measuring Political Discrimination in the Russian Job Market
23 апреляРита Камалова (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Power distribution in the Weimar Reichstag in 1919-1933
16 апреляАлексей Белянин (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Legal conscience and trust to police
9 апреляBenoit Crutzen (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
 Keeping Politicians on Their Toes: Does the Way Parties Select Candidates Matter?
текст статьи
26 мартаОльга Васильева (Амурский Государственный Университет)
 Does Political Competition Matter for Public Goods Provision?: Evidence from Russian Regions
текст статьи доступен на сайте  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2171097
21 мартаJosh Tucker (New York University)
 Pocketbook vs. Sociotropic Corruption Voting
текст статьи  Презентация
12 мартаJohn Nye (George Mason University, НИУ ВШЭ)
 What Determines Trust? Human Capital vs. Social Institutions: Evidence from Manila and Moscow
текст статьи доступен на сайте http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2169953
5 мартаEren Arbatli  (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Genetic Diversity and Civil Conflict


Зима 2013

26 февраляДмитрий Дагаев (НИУ ВШЭ) 
 Несовместимость стимулов и умышленные поражения в многократных отборочных турнирах  Презентация
Текст статьи доступен по ссылке http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2225463
19 февраляТатьяна Михайлова (РЭШ) 
 Gulag, WWII and the Long-run Patterns of Soviet City Growth
5 февраляBen Lind (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Contrasting Protest from Mundanity in Communication Networks: Cohesion, Centralization, and the Russian Opposition Movement
18 декабряНаталья Зиновьева (Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research Council)
 The Role of Connections in Academic PromotionsПрезентация
11 декабряTimothy Frye (Columbia University, НИУ ВШЭ)
 Elections, Protest, and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Russia
4 декабряHenry Hale (George Washington University)
 Who Defects First? Panel Survey Evidence on Preference De-Falsification and Change


Осень 2012

20 ноябряАндрей Маркевич (РЭШ)
 Did Serfdom Matter? Economic Consequences of Emancipation in the Russian empire
13 ноябряPaul Castañeda Dower (РЭШ) и Tobias Pfutze (Oberlin College)
 Vote Suppression and Insecure Property Rights
6 ноябряАнтон Соболев (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Факторы коллективного действия: случай массовых протестов в России 2011-2012Презентация
1 ноябряFredrik Sjoberg (Columbia University)
 The Strategic Use of Transparency and The Persistence of Election FraudПрезентация
23 октябряТимур Натхов (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Institutions and the Allocation of Talent Презентация
16 октябряKsenia Northmore-Ball (Nuffield College, Oxford University)
 Increasing turnout inequality in Post-Communist Eastern Europe: economic disengagement or a progression to normalcy?Презентация
9 октябряАлексей Захаров (НИУ ВШЭ)
 The importance of Economic Issues in Politics: A cross-country analysis Презентация
2 октябряEnriqueta Aragones (IAE-CSIC)
 Electoral Competition through Issue Selection Презентация


Весна 2012

5 июняMichael M. Bechtel (Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich)
 Sharing the Pain: Explaining Public Opinion Towards International Financial Bailouts
29 маяOra John Reuter (Miami University)
 Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization in the Workplace
17 маяJon X. Eguia (New York University)
 Assimilation and Discrimination
17 апреляRegina Smyth (Indiana University)
 Explaining Transitional Representation: The Rise and Fall of Women of Russia
10 апреляAlexander Libman (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Russian Academy of Sciences)
 Are Human Rights and Economic Well-Being Substitutes? Evidence from Migration Patterns Across the Indian States
21 февраляЗахаров Алексей (НИУ ВШЭ) и Ениколопов Рубен (РЭШ)
 Нарушения и наблюдение на выборах в Государственную Думу 2011 года


Осень 2011

29 ноябряMarco Faravelli (University of Queensland)
 Smooth Politicians and Paternalistic Voters: A Theory of Large Elections
15 ноябряWilliam Bianco (Indiana University)
 Predicting Majority Rule Outcomes: A Critical Test Between The Uncovered Set and the Strong Point
10 ноябряOzgur Evren (РЭШ)
 Altruism and Voting: A Large-Turnout Result That Does not Rely on Civic Duty or Cooperative Behavior
8 ноябряOzgur Evren (РЭШ)
 Voter Participation
25 октябряAnna Rubinchik (University of Haifa)
 Demand For Contract Enforcement in a Barter Economy
4 октябряРинат Меняшев
 "Гражданское общество и результаты парламентских выборов в России" Материалы
9 сентябряTorun Dewan, Rafael Hortala (London School of Economics)
 "Policy Learning and Elections"

Весна 2011

26 апреляTodd Kaplan (University of Haifa)
 "Which way to cooperate"
21 апреляChristian Bjornskov, Pierre-Cuillaume Meon
 "Trust as the Missing Link between Institutions, Education, and Development"
12 апреляHelios Herrera, Cesar Martinelli
 "Oligarchy, Democracy, and State Capacity"
29 мартаИрина Хованская (НИУ ВШЭ)
 "A Model of Multipolar Balance of Power"
15 мартаGeorgy Egorov (Northnestern University)
 "A political model of social evolution"
1 мартаMichel Le Breton (University of Toulouse), Shlomo Weber (SMU and NES)
 "Games of social interactions and  formation of political alliances"
1 февраляПанова А. (Институт Институциональных Исследований НИУ ВШЭ)
 "Эффективность структуры управления университета"

Осень 2010

21 декабряЛибман А.
 "Marketization without Integration: Disentangling the Role of Political and Cultural Determinants in the Reach of the Market"
7 декабряПарахоняк Алексей Никитич (НИУ ВШЭ)
 "Targeted Competition: Choosing Your Enemies in Multiplayer Games" 3firms v4.1.pdf
9 ноябряРубен Ениколопов (РЭШ)
 "Winning Hearts and Minds: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"
26 октябряА.В. Савватеев (РЭШ)
 "Формирование групп в моделях социальных взаимодействий"
19 октябряJohn Nye (George Mason University)
 "Does Fortune Favor Dragons?"  Dragons American University paper
12 октябряColin Rowat
 "Stable sets in three agent pillage games"  09-07.pdf
4 октябряYang Yao (China Center for Economics Research, National School of Development)
 "Equality, the Disinterested Government, and Economic Growth: The Case of China"  DaxingHe-YangYao paper
28 сентябряМария Петрова (Harvard University, РЭШ)
 Сross-border effects of foreign media: Serbian radio and nationalism in Croatia
14 сентябряА.В.Захаров (НИУ ВШЭ)
 Probabilistic voting equilibria under alternativa candidate payoff functionsrisk

Весна 2010


15 июняРубен Сергеевич Ениколопов (РЭШ)
 "Elite Capture of Local Institutions: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan"
1 июняК.И.Сонин (РЭШ)
 "A political theory of populism"


I attempt to disentangle a problem of causality between institutional quality and interpersonal trust using evidence from a natural experiment: mid-2000s institutional reforms in the post-Soviet nation of Georgia. The reforms following the 2003 Rose Revolution were swift and extensive, aiming mostly at combating corruption and organized crime, improving law enforcement and economic liberalization. At the same time, the neighboring nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan, both former Soviet republics with cultural and economic background similar to the Georgian one, experienced no such change, thus becoming credible counterfactuals to Georgia. To reduce unobservable heterogeneity between Georgia as a treatment group, and Armenia and Azerbaijanas a control group, I exploit the fact that republics borders during the Soviet era did not always reflected the settlement patterns of ethnic groups, thus creating a number of minorities separated from their ethnic kins by arbitrary borders that were internal within the USSR but have become international after the independence. In this particular case, Georgia has several districts with predominantly Armenian and Azeri population spanning along its border with Armenia and Azerbaijan. Comparing people of the same ethnic group on both sides of the border allows concentrating on differences in governance and formal institutions and to diminish possible confounding effect of culture-related heterogeneity.
Applying regression discontinuity design to the data from Life in Transition and Caucasian Barometer surveys, I find that Armenian and Azeri residents of Georgia have greater level of interpersonal trust than their counterparts in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Perceptions of corruption and rule of law are likely channels of influence.