While economic development depends on investment and technology, it is now widely accepted that appropriate political, legal, economic and other social institutions have also to be in place. But there is less agreement on what those institutions (broadly defined as systems of established social rules) may be, especially at different stages of the process of economic development. There are also ongoing debates about whether globalization is leading to institutional convergence, or whether national institutional diversity can be maintained.
The Second WINIR Conference, organized with the assistance of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), will bring together leading scholars from multiple disciplines and theoretical approaches to help develop the ongoing conversation about these and other vital institutional issues.
The conference will be held in the Hotel Windsor Atlantica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will start on the afternoon of 10 September and end on the evening of 12 September with a gala dinner. There will be an optional tour on 13 September.
Keynotes lectures, representing three academic disciplines, will be given by:
Ricardo Crespo (Austral University, philosophy)
Dani Rodrik (Princeton University, economics)
Viviana Zelizer (Princeton University, sociology)
The conference will also feature a round table with:
Leonardo Burlamaqui (UERJ), Benjamin Coriat (Paris-North), Peter Evans (Berkeley), Mariana Mazzucato (Sussex)
Abstract submissions from any discipline (300 words max.) are welcome. All abstracts must be explicitly about institutions (or organisations) and/or institutional thought.
Submissions will be evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee, currently comprising: Peter Boettke (George Mason University, economics), Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge, law), Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, economics), Timur Kuran (Duke University, economics), Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki, philosophy), Katharina Pistor (Columbia University, law), Sven Steinmo (European University Institute, politics), Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute Cologne, sociology).
All conference participants must be members of WINIR.
Please note the following important dates (updated 13 January 2015):
|22 Feb 2015
||Abstract submission deadline
||31 May 2015
||Early registration & booking deadline
|18 Mar 2015
|Notification of acceptance
||31 July 2015
|Registration & booking deadline
|20 Mar 2015
|Registration & room bookings open
||1 Aug 2015
||Non-registered authors removed from programme
The WINIR 2015 organising subcommittee includes: Ana Célia Castro (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Dequech (email@example.com), Francesca Gagliardi (firstname.lastname@example.org), David Gindis (email@example.com) and Geoff Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org).