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Save the Date - Workshop in Vietnam

Our next workshop on institutional analysis will be May 10-16, 2020 in Binh Duong New City, Vietnam. Details on how to apply will be posted later.


A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics

A Research Agenda for New Institutional Economics, edited by Claude Menard and Mary M. Shirley, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishers. This book consists of 30 concise chapters written by top scholars and probes the knowledge frontiers of issues long at the forefront of New Institutional Economics (NIE), including government, contracts and property rights. It examines pressing research questions surrounding norms, culture, and beliefs. It is designed to inform and inspire students and those starting their careers in economics, law and political science. Well-established scholars will also find the book invaluable in updating their understanding of crucial research questions and seeking new areas to explore.

Print copies of the book can be ordered here. The Introduction and Chapter 1 are free to download here.

Menard and Shirley book cover


Workshop in Warsaw

On May 12-18, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland, the Ronald Coase Institute held a workshop on institutional analysis. The Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw; the Rector of the University of Warsaw; and the University of Warsaw Foundation were co-sponsors.
Warsaw Old Town

Workshop faculty included Robert Aliber (University of Chicago), Ido Baum (Haim Striks School of Law), Alexandra Benham (Ronald Coase Institute), Lee Benham (Ronald Coase Institute), Lukasz Hardt (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw), P.J. Hill (Wheaton College), Philip Keefer (Inter-American Development Bank), Katrina Kosec (International Food Policy Research Institute), John Nye (George Mason University), Dominic Parker (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Maroš Servátka (Macquarie Graduate School of Management), Mary Shirley (Ronald Coase Institute), Agnieska Slomka-Golebiowska (Warsaw School of Economics), and Chenggang Xu (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business).

Details including participants, program, abstracts and more can be accessed by starting here and following further links on the page.


Conference on the Life and Legacy of Douglass North

A conference reflecting on the impact of Douglass North's work on the discipline of economics was held at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University, March 2-3, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, USA. It was hosted by Lee Alston, John Nye, and Barry Weingast. There were 5 conference themes: 1) Cliometrics and Measurement; 2) Relative Prices, Property Rights, and Transaction Costs; 3) Institutions; 4) Belief and Cognition; and 5) Violence. Each theme had a keynote lecture and a series of paper presentations.


First China Economics Prize Awarded to Chenggang Xu and Yingyi Qian

Chenggang Xu, Coase Institute Board and faculty member, has been awarded the first China Economics Prize, jointly with Yingyi Qian (also Coase faculty). This major new prize was created by the Contemporary Economics Foundation in Beijing to recognize Chinese scholars who have made outstanding contributions in the field of economics.

  • Chenggang Xu

    Chenggang Xu

  • Yingyi Qian

    Yingyi Qian

The inaugural prize honors Xu’s and Qian’s research on government and enterprise incentive mechanisms for the transition economy of China. The two scholars will also share a monetary award of 2 million yuan.  Chenggang Xu is currently at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Yingyi Qian is at Tsinghua University, both in Beijing.


The Elgar Companion to Ronald Coase

The Elgar Companion to Ronald Coase, edited by Claude Menard and Elodie Bertrand, has been published by Elgar Press. The volume includes essays by 30 authors assessing the impact of Ronald Coase's work and the inspiration researchers and policy makers find in his contributions. See details.

Menard and Bertrand book cover



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Workshop comments:

    "Superlative experience" (Boulder)

    "Famous scholars and delicious food" (Shanghai)

    "Most exciting workshop I have attended" (Singapore)

    "Demanding, intensive and mentally exhausting...also one of the most rewarding" (Philippines)

    "Best learning experience within last 31 years" (Bratislava)

    "Academic-life-changing experience, no kidding" (Beijing)


Group gathering at Shanghai workshop