Ronald Coase Institute



2003 Chicago Conference: Program



CONFERENCE ON TRANSACTION COSTS
FEBRUARY 21 - 23, 2003
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Room 602, Gleacher Center, University of Chicago downtown)
 

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Technical issues concerning survey results

 

 (for technical studies group, as arranged)

 

 

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Informal welcome to the conference

 

 Meet in lobby, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(Room 602, Gleacher Center, University of Chicago downtown)
 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

 

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

The Issue and Our Goals

 

Mary Shirley

 

 

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Conceptual Issues in Measuring Transaction Costs

 

Alexandra Benham and Lee Benham

Commentary

Eirik Furubotn, Philip Keefer, John Wallis

 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Coffee

 

 

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Review of the Literature and of Current Practices

Ning Wang

Commentary

Yoram Barzel, Sam Peltzman

 

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

 

 

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Lessons from World Bank Surveys

Luke Haggarty and Colin Xu

 

Commentary 

 

Lee Benham, Sam Peltzman, John Wallis

 

 

 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Coffee

 

 

 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Results from Brazil

 

Decio Zylbersztajn and Ricardo Abramovai 

 

Commentary

 

Eric Helland, Claude Mιnard

 

 

 

Results from Bulgaria

 

Yordanka Gancheva

 

Commentary

 

Mihaly Kopanyi, Michael Sykuta

 

 

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Institutional Innovations:
The Chicago Climate Exchange

 

Richard Sandor

Commentary

Mary Shirley

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

 
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Missouri Room, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

 

 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Applying Transaction Cost Measures 
to the Real World

John Sullivan, Michael Sykuta, Nancy Truitt

 

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee

 

 

11:00 - 12:00 noon 

Conclusions and Next Steps

Moderator: Philip Keefer

 

 

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and closing discussion



This conference was made possible though the generosity of
Coase Foundation and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study
of the Economy and the State, University of Chicago.
 






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