Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis features current research of faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and advanced doctoral students who are investigating the efficacy of economic and noneconomic forms of organization. In this seminar, an interdisciplinary perspective–combining aspects of law, economics and organization–is maintained. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, bureaus, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny. The aspiration is to progressively build towards a new science of organization.

The OEW Seminar meets on Thursdays from 4:10 – 6:00 pm in room C325 Cheit Hall. Outside speakers normally meet with interested students from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the IBI Conference room located in room F402 (in the Faculty Wing of the Haas School).

To schedule an appointment to meet with a speaker, click here: Speaker Schedule. For more information on the Oliver E. Williamson Seminar, please contact Penny Hennagir at hennagir@haas.berkeley.edu.

For past semesters’ schedules and papers, please click here.

Fall 2014 Schedule



Title of Talk/Paper
August 28
Nageeb Ali
(UCSD – Economics)
“Ostracism” [pdf]
September 4
Stanislav Markus
(Univ. of Chicago – Poli Sci)
Property, Predation and Protection: Business Survival in Russia and Ukraine”
September 11
Maria Bautista
(Brown/Harvard – Poli Sci)
“The Political and Social Consequences of State-led Repression: The Chilean Case” [pdf]
September 18
Tarek Ghani
“Competing for Relationships: Markets and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone”

September 25
Bo Cowgill
“Competitive Dynamics in Corporate Promotion Contests”
October 2
Ray Fisman
(Columbia – GSB)
October 9
David Atkin
(UCLA – Economics)
October 16
Lucy Hu
October 23
Rebecca Diamond
(Stanford – GSB)
October 30
Matias Laryczower
(Princeton Univ. – Poli Sci)
November 6
Michael Greenstone
(Univ. of Chicago – Economics)
November 13
Nick Bloom
(Stanford – Economics)
November 20
Rick Hornbeck
(Harvard Univ. – Economics)
November 27
December 4
Alex Mas
(Princeton Univ. – Economics)
December 11
Chang Tai Hsieh
(Univ. of Chicago – Booth)

OEW Seminar Archive

Schedule and Papers for Previous Semesters