Fall 2009 Schedule
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis 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 IMIO 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
Title of Talk/Paper
August 27
Mathew McCubbins
(UCSD - Political Science)

"Good Edge, Bad Edge: Connectivity and Constraint in Networks"

September 3
Sami Berlinski
(UCL - Econ.)

Did the Extension of the Franchise Increase the Liberal Vote in Victorian Britain? Evidence from the Second Refort Act. [Note: Paper available via hard copy only].

September 10
Steve Tadelis
"The Effect of Information on Auction Outcomes: A Large Scale Field Experiment"
September 17
Stephane Straub
(Toulouse Sch. of Econ.)
"La Patria Contratista?: Public Procurement and Rent-Seeking in Paraguay"
September 24
Bentley MacLeod
(Columbia Bus. & Econ.)

"Anti-Lemons: School Reputation and Educational Quality"

October 1
Florian Ederer
(UCLA Andersen)
"Is Pay-for-Performance Detrimental to Innovation?"
October 8
Antoinette Schoar
(MIT Sloan)
"The Importance of Holdup in Contracting: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
October 15
Dan Silverman
(Michgan Econ.)

"Factions and Political Competition"

October 22
Richard Wang
"Spatial Competition Among Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from the Chinese Satellite Television Industry"
October 29
Jonathan Levin
(Stanford Econ.)
"Winning Play in Spectrum Auctions"
November 5
Deepak Hegde
"Imperfect Information and Contracts in the Market for Ideas: Evidence from the Licensing of Biomedical Inventions"
November 12
Dennis Yao

"Delay as Agenda Setting"

November 19

Timothy Feddersen
(Northwestern Kellogg)

Warm-Glow Decision Making. [Note: Paper not available].

November 26
December 3
Curt Taylor
(Duke Econ.)
"Subjective Performance and the Value of Blind Evaluation"

Copies of papers to be presented or related background reading will be available in Room F402, Haas School (Institute for Business Innovation); and in Room 611 Evans Hall (Department of Economics).

For information, contact Prof. Rui de Figueiredo ( or Anita Stephens, IMIO (