Policy, often assessed through rational choice analysis, also has an institutional context, which mainly limits and imposes boundaries on decision-making. Do institutions also lead decision-makers to take particular historical experiences into consideration, do some historical trends matter more than others in political economy? The roundtable participants discussed the influence of history on decision-making. More broadly, participants discussed how long run trends can shape political economy and reinforce economic and political decision-making. The roundtable took place on January the 16th in Moscow.
Participants:Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute
Petr Aven, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Alfa Banking Group
Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy, Queen Mary, University of London
Leonid Grigoriev, Head, Department of World Economy, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Chief Advisor to the Head of the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation, Board Chairman, World Wildlife Fund - Russia
Jo Ritzen, Professor, Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University
Daniel Treisman, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California
Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director, BRICLab, Columbia University
More information about the roundtable can be found here.