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2nd Conference “New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasia”

2nd Conference “New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasia”

June 6-8, 2024, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Call for papers


KIMEP University and Almaty Management University, in association with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and LMU Munich, are pleased to invite submissions to the 2nd Conference New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasiathat will be organized as an in-person conference by KIMEP University and Almaty Management University, from June 6th to June 8th, 2024. The event will attract a large number of scholars and experts from leading international universities, presenting new research on topics related to the political economy of development in the Eurasian and Post-Soviet context.

Contributions from political science, economics, political economy, sociology, public administration and related social science disciplines are invited. We welcome submissions of theoretical as well as empirical, qualitative and quantitative papers that offer useful perspectives on recent developments and new challenges in the Eurasian region.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Collective action and public goods
  • Comparative studies of governance
  • Social capital, trust, and cultural norms
  • Human capital and economic development
  • Political elites and economic performance
  • Path-dependence and persistence of economic growth

Keynote speakers: Jennifer Pan (Stanford University); Alexander Libman (Freie Universität Berlin)

Program Committee: Timothy Frye (Columbia University), Andrei Yakovlev (Harvard University), Alexis Belianin (Almaty Management University), Gerald Pech (KIMEP University), Ora John Reuter (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee), Michael Rochlitz (University of Oxford), Sarah Wilson Sokhey (University of Colorado), Jan Matti Dollbaum (LMU Munich), Dinara Pisareva (Nazarbayev University), Andrey Tkachenko (Nazarbayev University).

Submission. To participate in the workshop, please submit a paper draft or an abstract of up to 250 words, together with a CV, to Dinara Pisareva (dinara.pisareva@nu.edu.kz) by March 15th, 2024. Applicants will be informed about the selection by April 1st, 2024, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 17th, 2024. There is no workshop fee. The Harriman Institute at Columbia University and LMU Munich may provide funding for travel expenses for PhD students upon request on a competitive basis. If necessary, indicate the requests together with the submission.

KIMEP University is the oldest and the largest North American-styled University in Central Asia that was founded in 1992 by decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev. KIMEP is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution serving a multicultural and multinational student body, situated on a modern campus in the center of Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan. International faculty members come from 20 different countries, including the USA, the UK, Canada, Italy and Russia.

Almaty Management University (AlmaU) is a leading private university in Kazakhstan, listed in THE and QS international rankings, accredited with AMVA, BGA, IQA CEEMAN. Started in 1988 as a programme of managerial education, AlmaU has become a full-scale university in the field of business studies, social sciences and humanities with a fully equipped campus in Almaty. The university has international faculty and several interdisciplinary research centers in the fields of Economic Policy, Experimental Economics, Neuromarketing and Neuromanagement, Webometrics and Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Development and Creative Industries.