Call for papers for the NU-EACES Workshop, June 1-3, 2023, Astana

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NU-EACES Workshop, June 1-3, 2023, Astana

Call for papers

The Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Nazarbayev University in Astana together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), in association with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and University of Bremen, are pleased to invite submissions to the following workshop:

Topics in the Political Economy of Eurasia

The workshop is a part of the 1st Conference “New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasiathat will be organized as an in-person conference at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, from June 1st to June 3rd, 2023. 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 the fields of political economy, economics, political science, and sociology are invited. We welcome submissions that adopt theoretical as well as empirical, qualitative as well as quantitative research designs and that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments and new challenges in the study of the political economy of 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
  • History and persistence of economic growth

Keynote speaker: Ora John Reuter, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Program Committee: Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University), Andrei Yakovlev (Harvard University and EACES), Elise Giuliano (Columbia University), Michael Rochlitz (University of Bremen), Ora John Reuter (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee), Vladimir Gimpelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison and EACES), 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 Andrey Tkachenko ( by April 3rd, 2023. Applicants will be informed about the selection by April 17th, 2023, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 15th, 2023. There is no workshop fee. For presenters, Nazarbayev University may provide accommodation upon request. The Harriman Institute at Columbia University may provide funding for travel expenses for Ph.D. students upon request on a competitive base. If necessary, indicate the requests together with the submission.

Nazarbayev University is one of the leading universities in the fields of economics and political science in Central Asia. Faculty members hold degrees from prestigious universities in the US and Europe, and students regularly continue their careers with prestigious Master and Ph.D. programs at institutions such as MIT-Sloan, NYU, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia, the University of Washington at Seattle, Duke, Johns Hopkins University, and University College London.