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ICSID & QoG workshop “Institutions and development: a sub-national perspective”

Our institutional partner, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID), held its annual fall workshop on October 7-9. The event, “Institutions and development: a sub-national perspective”, was organized jointly with the Quality of Government Institute (QoG) at the…


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Virtual Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes

On September 16th, Michael Rochlitz was invited to serve as a discussant for the 44th edition of the Virtual Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes (VWAR). Michael discussed a paper by Yana Bilalova (London School of Economics), "Warfare Agenda-setting on Russian Television, 2009 - 2019".

VWAR is a…


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A regional group of Young DGO: developing the network of experts on Eastern Europe in Bremen

The German Association for East European Studies (DGO), the largest network within the German speaking realm facilitating research on Eastern Europe, has approved the application to create a regional group of Young DGO experts at its Bremen branch. The application was conceived and designed by…


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Collective memories, propaganda and authoritarian political support

Last November, Alessandro Belmonte (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca) and Michael Rochlitz published a paper showing how Vladimir Putin strategically recalls memories from the chaotic 1990s to consolidate his hold on power. They then generalized the idea in a theoretical model that has just…


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Staying Out of Trouble: Criminal Cases Against Russian Mayors

Being a high-level official in Russia does not make you immune to criminal prosecution, but what are the factors that help Russian elites avoid getting arrested? This is the question that Michael Rochlitz and his co-authors Noah Buckley, Ora John Reuter and Anton Aisin try to answer in their new Bre…


Post-Soviet Affairs

A new article in Post-Soviet Affairs

A new paper by Michael Rochlitz, co-authored by Anton Kazun (HSE) and Andrei Yakovlev (HSE), on evolution of corporate raiding attacks in Russia has been published online in Post-Soviet Affairs. The article describes a shift in property-rights relations in Russia, from business capture in the 2000s…


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Presentations at the BOFIT seminar and Mod-Block-DDR Colloquium

June 23 was a particularly busy day for Michael Rochlitz, that is with presentations of his new papers at two online research seminars. Michael first talked about his research on bureaucratic discrimination in Russia at the Bank of Finland (BOFIT) Seminar Series. This is a joint work with Evgeniya…


ICSID conference 2020

ICSID conference "Comparative Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development"

The annual conference of our institutional partner, the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, took place last week, between June 9 and 11. Despite the unusual online format, the conference was a big success, and the…


Uni Bremen

Call for Applications: 2 PhD positions at FSO/University of Bremen

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for 2 PhD positions at the Research Centre for East European Studies / University of Bremen (Germany) within the Innovative Training Network (ITN) "Mapping Uncertainties, Challenges and Future Opportunities of Emerging Markets: Informal Barriers,…


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9th Annual ICSID Online-Conference 2020

The 9th Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Institutional Development will be held from June 9 to 11, 2020. The conference, organized by Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics Moscow) – Research Ambassador of the University of Bremen – will bring together scholars…