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 (the April 4 session is on a Monday). 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).

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

Spring 2016 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk/Paper
January 14
Jeremiah Dittmar
(LSE)
Origins of Growth: Health Shocks, Institutions, and Human Capital in the Protestant Reformation
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January 21
Alessandra Voena
(Chicago)
Bride Price and Female Education
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January 28
Dave Donaldson
(Stanford)
Nonparametric Counterfactual Predictions in Neoclassical Models of International Trade
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February 4
Shanker Sathyanath
(NYU)
Political Connections and Labor Repression During Argentina’s Dirty War
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February 11
Paul Gertler
(Berkeley-Haas)
Crime and Punishment: The Effect of Mexico’s War on Drug Cartels on Economic Activity
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February 18
Mark Rosenzweig
(Yale/Stanford)
TBA
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February 25
Samuel Bowles
(Santa Fe Institute)
TBA
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March 3
Oeindrila Dube
(NYU)
TBA
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March 10
Charles Sprenger
(UC San Diego)
TBA
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March 17
Francesco De Carolis
(Boston Univ.)
The Role of Reputation when Awarding Contracts: Evidence from a Vendor Rating System
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March 24
NO SEMINAR
(Spring Break)
March 31
Pietro Ortoleva
(Columbia)
TBA
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April 4 (Monday)
Robin Burgess
(LSE)
TBA
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April 14
Ameet Morjaria
(Northwestern)
TBA
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April 21
Omer Moav
(Warwick)
Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy
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April 28
Camilo Garcia Jimeno
(Penn)
TBA
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May 5
Nathan Nunn
(Harvard)
The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
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May 12
NO SEMINAR

OEW Seminar Archive

Schedule and Papers for Previous Semesters

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