Conference "New Institutional Economics: Challenges and Opportunities"

Center for Institutional Studies, State University — Higher School of Economics (CIS, HSE) organizes the Russian Summer School on Institutional Economics 2011 titled "New Institutional Economics: Challenges and Opportunities", that will be held in Moscow on July 5-11, 2011. The Summer School is aimed at creating and supporting the academic network of young researchers from different countries, who work in the field of New Institutional Economics. The schedule of Summer School includes lectures, seminars and plenty of possibilities for discussion and communication. This year we will focus attention on NIE methodology in application to various research fields like banking, education, and bureaucracy.


Among those who are encouraged to participate are researchers, teaching staff, PhD and Master students.

Priority in the selection will be given to research projects that are related to the following fields:
* Economic analysis of bureaucracy
* Economics of education
* Economics of banking and financial markets
* Industrial organization and regulation

The working language of the Summer School is English.

The RSSIA 2011 participants will have the opportunity:
* to learn how to make a brilliant research from the special RSSIA2011 short course by John Nye (George Mason University);
* to attend the lectures of distinguished experts in various spheres of institutional economics and adjoining disciplines: Garett Jones (George Mason University), Hannes Mueller (Institut d’Analisi Economica, Barcelona), Russell Pittman (Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice), Koen Schoors (Universiteit Gent);
* to present and discuss their current research projects during seminars;
* to exchange the research experience with other RSSIA participants and experts.

A certain number of grants are available to cover participants’ accommodation and meals costs and the registration fee.

How to apply

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 1200 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 (the proposals, which do not satisfy the requirements, will not be accepted):

* Research problem;
* Brief literature overview;
* The aim of the project;
* Main hypotheses;
* Methodology;
* Results;
* References.

Important dates:
Application deadline March, 20, 2011
Communication of Acceptance April, 20, 2011
Participants' confirmation of participation May, 20, 2011
Arrival to RSSIA July, 5, 2011
Departure from RSSIA July, 11, 2011

RSSIA Coordinator:
Anna Balsevich
Tel: +7 905 710 1497