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Tim Frye

10th Anniversary of International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development

Our long-time institutional partner, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), celebrated its 10th anniversary on February 1st, 2021.

The Center was founded by Timothy Frye and Andrei Yakovlev at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow back in 2011. It brings…

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World Cup 2018

BOFIT Working Paper by Ekaterina Paustyan

Ekaterina Paustyan’s working paper on the distribution of politically motivated intergovernmental transfers in Russia is out at the BOFIT discussion paper series. The paper focuses on the case of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and investigates what factors have accounted for the selection of the World Cup…

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Trier workshop

TriECON Workshop on Media Economics

On January 15th, 2021, Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz participated in the TriECON Workshop on Media Economics, a workshop series organized by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) at Trier University. Michael presented his paper "Independent Media and…

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David Karpa

David Karpa - new PhD student in AG Rochlitz

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our team – David Karpa joined AG Rochlitz as a PhD candidate on January 1, 2021. David received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Bremen, and he worked as a student assistant at Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther’s Chair of Economics, esp.…

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Book Review in Europe-Asia Studies

A book review by Ekaterina Paustyan, our post-doctoral fellow, has just come out in the new issue of Europe-Asia Studies. Ekaterina reviewed the book by Alexander Libman and Michael Rochlitz "Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure?", published by Edward Elgar in 2019.

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Interview with Michael Rochlitz about the role of collective memories in Russian politics

Michael Rochlitz was interviewed by the Russian political scientist Vsevolod Bederson in his podcast “Day of Silence”. The podcast introduces the views of foreign economists and political scientists about Russian politics and economics to a Russian public. The topic of the broadcast was the…

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LMU seminar

Online Seminar ‘Analytical Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications’

Michael Rochlitz took part in this year’s online edition of the annual Seminar ‘Analytical Sociology: Theory and Empirical Applications’ which is organized by the Department of Sociology at the LMU together with the Academy of Sociology. On November 17th Michael presented his paper there, ‘Staying…

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Dr. Ekaterina Paustyan joins the working group of Michael Rochlitz

Dr. Ekaterina Paustyan joined the team of Michael Rochlitz as a postdoctoral researcher on November 9th. Ekaterina has recently received her PhD in Political Science from Central European University (Hungary) and succeeded in getting her postdoc position through a highly competitive selection…

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Presentation at the ASEEES Conference 2020

On November 7th, 2020, Michael Rochlitz presented the paper “Authoritarian Innovation: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Russia and China” (joint work with Torben Klarl) at the annual convention of the Association of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), which due to the coronavirus…

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Fatih Sönmez

Research stay of Fatih Sönmez at Uni Bremen

Fatih Sönmez, a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at University of Evora (Portugal), is currently a visiting researcher in the team of Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz at the University of Bremen. Fatih's research interests are Quantitative Economics, İnstitutional Economics and Political Economics and he will…

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