Institutional Issues workshop: Day 2

Virtual event

a group of students working in the library

Crisis and Persistence: Dynamics of institutional changes at the interface of the formal and informal institutions

About the workshop

On behalf of the Friday Association for Institutional Studies (a collective including members of the Birkbeck Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS), the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies (CCSEE) at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES UCL) and the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London) have announced the fourth annual London workshop on institutional studies, held online on 21 and 22 September 2021.

Day 2 schedule

Time Speaker Theme
9:30 - 11:30 Session 2 - Chair: Dr Elodie Douarin

Institutional change in times of crisis

9:30 - 9:55 Artjoms Ivlevs and Michail Veliziotis (UWE Bristol, IZA)

“Has the Global Economic Crisis increased trust in trade unions? Evidence from the post-Socialist countries”

9:55 - 10:20 Paschalis Arvanitidis and George Papagiannitsis (Laboratory of Economic Policy & Strategic Planning Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, GREECE)

“The role of community and informal institutions in the implementation of reforms in times of crises”

10:20 - 10:45 Maribel Guerrero & Tomasz Mickiewicz (Newcastle University, Aston University) “Entrepreneurial Persistence through Informal Sector during the Pandemic”
10:45 - 11:10 Giacomo Benati and Carmine Guerriero (Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Department of Economics, University of Bologna)

Climate Change and State-Building in Developing Countries”

11:10 - 11:30 Open Discussion Q&A
11:30 - 12:00 Comfort break
12:30 - 13:05 Keynote Address Chair: Luca Andriani
Keynote Prof. Alena Ledeneva (University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies): “Informal Institutions: Paradigm Shifts and Matters of Ambivalence.”
Concluding remarks from Luca Andriani, Randolph L Bruno, Elodie Douarin and Gerhard Schnyder


Further information

To find out more information about this workshop, please visit this web page.

For any queries, please contact Dr Gerhard Schnyder (

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