Attend this webworkshop to present your own research in new ways in a small, focused setting, receiving extensive feedback from faculty and other participants. The 12 participants will be mentored by 6 full-time faculty, with additional speakers on institutional analysis. Four days of online sessions (3-4 hours each day) will alternate with break days, giving time to reflect and revise. Social scientists early in their academic/professional careers and advanced graduate students are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive. To apply, submit 1-page research abstract, 1-page CV, 2 references, and statement of purpose.
Attend this small and highly focused online workshop on institutional analysis to
1) Present your research in new ways and receive extensive feedback from faculty and other participants:
first informally in a small group, then formally before the entire workshop.
Also participate in an elevator-pitch competition to summarize your research in one minute.
2) Receive intensive mentoring from six full-time faculty throughout. Additional faculty will join them to comment on final presentations.
3) Hear faculty including a Nobel laureate discuss institutional research and strategies to formulate questions, develop analysis, and communicate results.
4) Network closely with faculty and other young scholars who have an enduring interest in institutional analysis. Upon graduation, become part of a scholarly network with alumni from 76 countries.
To encourage excellent interactions, the scale will be small: 12 participants and 6 core faculty, plus lecturers and discussants.
The webworkshop will meet during 4 days within the period December 1-8, 2021, with 3-4 hours of sessions each day. Meeting days willl alternate with break days to give participants time to reflect on ideas and to revise presentations. Participants must attend all the online sessions with their cameras on, and give as well as receive feedback. The pace will be focused and rewarding.
Who is eligible?
Social scientists early in their academic/professional careers and advanced graduate students, in economics, political science, law, and other social sciences.
Work already published is not eligible, and participants of earlier Coase Institute workshops are not eligible to apply here.
The 12 participants will be selected competitively on the basis of their research abstracts, CVs, and references. Abstracts will be evaluated on the clarity and importance of the research question, analysis, and institutional focus. Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred.
To apply, submit your research abstract (350 words max), 1-page CV, statement of purpose, and the names of two references. Admissions decisions will be announced by early November.
The registration fee to attend the webworkshop is $200 USD.
Faculty will include Alexandra Benham (Ronald Coase Institute), Lee Benham (Ronald Coase Institute), Philip Keefer (Inter-American Development Bank), Gary Libecap (University of California - Santa Barbara, emeritus), Claude Menard (University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne, emeritus), John Nye (George Mason University), Roger Myerson (University of Chicago), and Mary Shirley (Ronald Coase Institute), plus additional faculty who will also comment on final presentations.
Organizers and administrator
The organizers are Mary Shirley (Ronald Coase Institute) and Alexandra Benham (Ronald Coase Institute). The administrator is Darin Hargis (Ronald Coase Institute).