Spring 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).

Speaker Meeting Schedule: To schedule an appointment to meet with a speaker, contact Anita Stephens.
Title of Talk/Paper
January 22
Paul Gertler
(UCB - Haas)
Paying Medical Care Providers for Performance: Evidence From a Randomized Trail in Rwanda. [Note: Paper not available for this talk.]
January 29
Dean Lueck

"Demarcation of Land and the Role of Coordinating Institutions"

February 5
Raffi Amit
"Family Control of Firms and Industries"
February 12
Petra Moser

"Compulsory Licensing - Evidence from the Trading-with-the-Enemy Act"

February 19
Glen Weyl
"Pass-Through as an Economic Tool". For a copy of the slides, click here.
February 26
Asim Ijaz Khwaja
The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets
March 5
Ernesto Dal Bo
(UCB - Haas)

"Self-Esteem, Moral Capital, and Wrongdoing"

March 12
Ernesto Schargrodsky (Stanford)
"Criminal Recidivism after Prison and Electronic Monitoring"
March 19
Tracy Lewis
(Duke Univ - Econ)
"Delegating Search Agents"
March 26
April 2
Avner Greif

Risk, Institutions and Growth: Why England and Not China?

April 9

Witold Henisz
(Wharton / Stanford)

"Preferences, Structure, Influence: The Engineering of Consent"

April 16
Bart Hamilton
(Wash Univ.)
"The Small Firm Effect and the Entrepreneurial Spawning of Scientists and Engineers"
April 23
Charles William
(Duke Univ.)
"Promoting Inertia: How Executive Links Reduce Entry and Exit in Medical Firms"
April 30
Oliver Williamson
(UCB - Haas)
"The Economics of Organization -- with Reference to Transaction Cost Economics and More Generally"
May 7
Kevin Murphy
"Executive Pay and 'Independent' Compensation Consultants"

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. Pablo Spiller ( or Anita Stephens, IMIO (