Ronald Coase Institute



2008 Beijing Workshop: Program




WORKSHOP ON INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
DECEMBER 13-18, 2008
BEIJING, CHINA


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13  
   
17:30 - 19:00 Registration
   
19:00 Depart for dinner
   
   
   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14  
   
   
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
   
9:00 - 9:30 Introduction and Welcome
  Mary Shirley (The Ronald Coase Institute)
   
9:30 - 10:00 Why Do Some Autocracies Attract Investment?
  Philip Keefer (The World Bank)
   
10:00 - 10:30 Unintended Consequences of Monitoring Regimes
  Alberto Simpser (University of Chicago)
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:30 Implications of the Chinese Experience to the Rest of the World
  Yang Yao (Peking University)
   
11:30 - 12:30 Formulating Research Projects
  Alexandra Benham (The Ronald Coase Institute)
  Lee Benham (Washington University in
  St. Louis, and the Ronald Coase Institute)
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 15:30 Participants present their research
  in small groups and receive feedback
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
   
16:00 - 18:00 Participants present their research
  in small groups and receive feedback
   
18:30 Depart for dinner
   
   
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15  
   
   
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
   
9:00 - 10:00 Clio and the NIE: The Rise of the New Institutional Narrative
  John Nye (George Mason University)
   
10:00 - 10:30 On the Design of Field Experiments to Study Interesting Questions in Institutional Economics
  Sebastian Galiani (Washington University in St. Louis)
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:30 Strategic Communication
  Alexandra Benham (The Ronald Coase Institute)
   
11:30 - 12:00 Participants revise their research,
  with individual consultations
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 15:15 Participants revise their research,
  with individual consultations
   
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee
   
15:30 - 16:30 Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History
  Douglass North (Washington University in St. Louis and the Ronald Coase Institute)
   
16:45 - 18:00 Participants revise their research,
  with individual consultations
   
18:30 Depart for dinner
   
   
   
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16  
   
   
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
   
9:00 - 9:30 Question & Answer Session
  Douglass North (Washington University in St. Louis and the Ronald Coase Institute)
   
9:30- 10:30 Presentations by participants
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:30 Conducting Research:
  Personal Experiences and Challenges
  Colin Xu (The World Bank)
   
11:30 - 12:30 Presentations by participants
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 14:30 Microeconometrics for Causal Effects
  Sebastian Galiani (Washington University in St. Louis)
   
14:30 - 15:30 Presentations by participants
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
   
16:00 - 18:00 Presentations by participants
   
18:30 Depart for dinner
   
   
   
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17  
   
   
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
   
9:00 -10:00 Aid and Institutions
  Mary Shirley (The Ronald Coase Institute)
   
10:00 - 10:30 Presentations by participants
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
   
11:00 - 12:30 Presentations by participants
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 14:30 Extended Order Illustrated in Social Simulation
  Dingding Wang (Peking University)
   
14:30 - 15:30 Presentations by participants
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
   
16:00 - 18:00 Presentations by participants
   
18:30 Depart for dinner
   
   
   
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18  
   
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
   
9:00 - 9:30 The Demarcation of Property and Its Impact
  Gary Libecap (University of California - Santa Barbara)
   
9:30 - 10:30 Presentations by participants
   
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
   
11:00 - 11:30 What Do Revolving Door Laws Do?
  Evidence from Public Utility Commissions
  Marc Law (University of Vermont)
   
11:30 - 12:30 Presentations by participants
   
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
   
14:00 - 15:30 Wrap-up discussion
  Overview by faculty of participants' presentations,
  and feedback from participants
   
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
   
16:00 Depart for special event and dinner
   
   
   
 
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