Participation in the Midwest Political Science Association

From April 4th to the 7th, our team attended the 81st Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA) in Chicago.

On the first day, Wolfgang H. Schulz, together with his co-authors Oliver Franck and Vincent Geilenberg, presented their paper entitled "Central Asia's Growing Role as a Transport Corridor: Econometric Analysis of GDP and Freight Transport Growth and Implications for Global Trade and European Policy.". Her study delves into the economic intricacies of Central Asia and the South Caucasus through comprehensive growth and transportation models. The findings provide valuable insights for European and global policy makers and emphasize the central role of Central Asia as a crucial transport corridor. The session, which focused on political economy in Eurasia, was expertly chaired by Pauline Jones, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director for the Michigan in Washington Program.

On Friday, Wolfgang H. Schulz chaired the session "Political Economy in Europe" and then acted as discussant for the session "Development and Environment".

Annerose Tress and Henrik Kleis presented their paper entitled "Re-Envisioning European Competitive Dynamics: Institutional Role Models in Driving Non-Discriminatory Collaborative Innovations for Road Network Digitization" on the last day of the conference. The paper highlights the major challenges of collaboration using the example of the digital road. Complexity, trust and synchronization issues are just some of the topics addressed. The contribution of the Institutional Role Model (IRM) to solving these problems is outlined in our research.

We gained valuable insights through engaging discussions.

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