Call for Papers: “New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasia” at Nazarbayev University

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 first conference, “New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasia,” that 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.

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.