2022 Webworkshop Videos

WEBWORKSHOP ON INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 7, 2022
ONLINE
LECTURES BY BARRY WEINGAST AND GEORGY EGOROV


LIBERTY, THE EMERGENCE OF THE RULE OF LAW, AND THE NEOCLASSICAL FALLACY
BARRY WEINGAST
NOVEMBER 21, 2022

View the lecture here.
(Also accessible here on YouTube.)

Barry Weingast asks, what is liberty and why should we care about it. He argues that four conditions comprise the foundations of liberty and the rule of law: contract enforcement, secure property rights, absense of arbitrary government, and security from foes. The neoclassical approach typically assumes these exist. but historical evidence differs from this. Smith and Hayek emphasize that freedom emerged only slowly from the violence that characterized most of history. Weingast explores these ideas in depth.

  • Barry Weingast

Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science, and a Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.



AUTOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
GEORGY EGOROV
NOVEMBER 30, 2022

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(Also accessible here on YouTube.)

Georgy Egorov discusses types of autocratic regimes and the institutions - the rules of the game - they all must deal with. These are of three kinds: legacies, the games that the autocrats play, and the games that they design. He emphasizes that what all autocrats have in common is their fear of losing power - their fundamental driver. Egorov then examines in detail various institutions concerned with censorship and with succession, modeling them and relating them to real world phenomena.

  • Georgy Egorov

Georgy Egorov is James Farley/Booz, Allen & Hamilton Research Professor, and Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an alumnus of the Coase Institute’s 2004 Workshop on Institutional Analysis.