The Coase Institute webinar series started in 2020, developed by Mary Shirley, Alexandra Benham, and Lee Benham. In these webinars, outstanding NIE scholars discuss their research topics and methods and also answer questions from the audience. A major focus is how to do good research. Webinar speakers discuss how they carried out their own research – selecting the question, working with theory, methodology,and data, the hurdles they confronted, the main lessons they learned.

  • Mary Shirley

    Mary Shirley

  • Alexandra Benham

    Alexandra Benham

  • Lee Benham

    Lee Benham


  • Gary Libecap
  • Dean Lueck

Gary Libecap and Dean Lueck
The Demarcation of Land
Decenber 1, 2020

  • L. Colin Xu

Colin Xu
Practicing Economics via Zen
March 4, 2021

  • Sam Petlzman

Sam Peltzman
Economics Journals: An Editor's View
April 22, 2021

  • David Skarbek

David Skarbek
Using Qualitative Methods to Analyze Institutions
September 23, 2021

  • Philip Keefer
  • Carlos Scartascini

Philip Keeefer and Carlos Scartascini
How Do the Low Levels of Trust within Latin America Affect Social Cohesion and Growth?
February 25, 2022

  • Mary Shirley
  • Claude Menard

Mary Shirley and Claude Menard
Advanced Introduction to New Institutional Economics
April 14, 2022

  • Georgy Egorov

Georgy Egorov
Autocratic Institutions
March 2, 2023