Ronald Coase Institute



Curriculum Vitae of Alexandra Benham
 



RECENT WORK

2000 – present           The Ronald Coase Institute:
                                 Founder; Secretary to the Board
                                

2001 - present            Faculty member and organizer of twenty-five workshops on
institutional analysis conducted by the Ronald Coase Institute,
training 573 scholars from 74 countries:
2001  Berkeley, California, USA and Rio, Brazil
2002  St. Louis, Missouri, USA and
         Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
2003  Budapest, Hungary and São Paulo, Brazil
2004  Tucson, Arizona, USA
2005  Barcelona, Spain
2006  Boulder, Colorado, USA
2007  Reykjavik, Iceland
2008  Singapore and Los Baños, Philippines and Beijing, China  2009  Bratislava, Slovakia and Xiamen, China
2010  Moscow, Russia and Shanghai, China
2011  Chicago, Illinois, USA
2012  Beijing, China and Santiago, Chile
2013  Xiamen, China
2014  Manila, Philippines
2015  Hong Kong, China and Tel Aviv, Israel
2016 Tallinn, Estonia

2000 – present           Creator and maintainer of the Ronald Coase Institute Web site

March 2015                Organizer and speaker, Conference Celebrating the Life and Work of Ronald Coase, Washington DC, USA.

May 2012                   Organizer and speaker, Conference on Producing Economic Research: High Transaction Costs and Alternative Structures, Ronald Coase Institute and CCER, Peking University, Beijing, China

December 2008          Organizer, Seminar on Microeconometrics, Ronald Coase Institute and School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 

December 2006          Organizer, Conference on Institutional Research,
Ronald Coase Institute and the Stigler Center, University
of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

November 2005          Organizer and speaker, St. Louis Initiative Planning Conference, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  “Reducing Administrative Burdens on Small Businesses: Terms of Reference for Research” (with Lee Benham and Jessica Soto)

December 2004          Faculty member and organizer, Conference on
Transaction Costs, Ronald Coase Institute and the Stigler Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA   

1997 – 2004               Editor, Newsletter of the International Society for New
Institutional Economics
(now called the Society for
Institutional and Organizational Economics)

February 2003            Faculty member and organizer, Conference on
Transaction Costs, Ronald Coase Institute and the Stigler Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

July-August 2002        Faculty member, St. Petersburg State University Summer School:  New Institutional Economics for Countries in Transition: Theoretical Debates and Policy Implications, St. Petersburg, Russia

July-August 2001        Faculty member, St. Petersburg State University Summer School: Understanding Markets and Hierarchies in East and Central European Countries: New Institutional Economics Approach, St. Petersburg, Russia

February 2000            A founder of the Ronald Coase Institute

September 1997        Co-organizer of the Inaugural Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics,
St. Louis, Missouri, USA (with Lee Benham)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Seeing Things with Your Own Eyes: Steven Cheung’s Example for Economists,” 2016, Man and the Economy, 3 (1), 53-56 (with Lee Benham).<

"Remembering Ronald Coase," 2014, Man and the Economy 1(2): 257-261 (with Lee Benham).

"The Costs of Exchange," 2010, in Peter G. Klein and Michael E. Sykuta, editors, The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (with Lee Benham).

"Interview," 2011, Journal of Economic Sociology," 12 (5), 8-13 (with Lee Benham).

"Institutional Economics: A Crucial Tool for Understanding Economic Development," 2009, in Ekonomický časopis, 57 (6), 603-607 (with Lee Benham, Urban Kováč, John Nye, Maroš Servátka, and Mary M. Shirley).

"Measuring the Costs of Exchange," 2000, in Claude Ménard, editor, Institutions, Contracts and Organizations: Perspectives from New Institutional Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 367-375 (with Lee Benham).

"Property Rights in Transition Economies: A Commentary on What Economists Know ," 1997, in Joan M. Nelson, Charles Tilly, and Lee Walker, eds, Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies, Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, pp. 35-60 (with Lee Benham).

Institutional Reform in Central and Eastern Europe:  Altering Paths with Incentives and Information, 1995, St. Louis:  International Center for Economic Growth  (with Lee Benham and Michael Merithew).

"Early Home Environment and Retrospective Recall:  A Test for Concordance Between Siblings With and Without Psychiatric Disorders," 1985, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 55 (1), 27-41 (with Lee N. Robins et al.)

"Employment, Earnings and Psychiatric Diagnosis," 1982, in Economic Aspects of Health, National Bureau of Economic Research, edited by Victor Fuchs, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (with Lee Benham).

"The Informer’s Tale," 1980, in Regulating the Professions: A Public Policy Symposium, edited by Roger Blair and Stephen Rubin, D.C. Heath and Company (with Lee Benham).

"Prospects for Increasing Competition in the Professions," 1978, in The Profession and the Public, Toronto: University of Toronto Press (with Lee Benham).

"Regulating Through the Professions: A Perspective on Information Control," 1975, Journal of Law and Economics 18, October: 421-47 (with Lee Benham).

"The Impact of Incremental Medical Services on Health Status, 1963-1970," 1975, in Equity in Health Services: Empirical Analysis in Social Policy, Ronald Andersen, Joanna Kravits, and Odin W. Anderson, eds, Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 217-228 (with Lee Benham).

"Utilization of Physician Services Across Income Groups, 1963-1970," 1975, in Equity in Health Services, Ronald Andersen, Joanna Kravits, and Odin W. Anderson, eds, Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 217-228 (with Lee Benham).

"Nuclear Weapons and Alliance Cohesion," 1969, in Theory and Research on the Causes of War, Dean G. Pruitt and Richard C. Snyder, eds, Prentice-Hall, 165-175 (with Richard A. Brody).

"Hostile International Communication, Arms Production, and Perception of Threat: A Simulation Study," Peace Research Society Papers, VII, Chicago Conference, 1967, 15-40 (with Richard A. Brody and Jeffrey S. Milstein).  

“Inter-Nation Conflict, Dyadic and Mediated: Case Studies of Egypt, Israel, and the United Nations at Five Points in Time (Phase Two: October 28-November 25, 1956),” 1966, Defense Technical Information Center Interim Technical Report No. 2, 1 Oct 65 - 30 Sep 66, Stanford University Studies in International Conflict and Integration (with Ole R. Holsti, Richard A. Brody, Terry P. Hopmann, and Joseph B. Kadane).

"Dirge from a Funeral Watch," 1960, in Dennis Hartman, ed, Voice of Young America, Los Angeles: National Poetry Association.

"Thus Shall the Heart Endure," 1958, Siwasher. Galesburg, Illinois.

"Willows," 1954, Carmel Pine Cone, October 29, 1954, Carmel, California.
 

WORKING PAPERS
"Questionnaire on Costs of Exchange: Registering a New Business Officially ," September 2003 (with Lee Benham, Brian Gunia, Miguel Jaramillo, Mary Shirley, and Decio Zylbersztajn).

"The Costs of Exchange," July 2001 (with Lee Benham).


FIELDS OF INTEREST
New institutional economics, writing, editing.


RECENT CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS

June 2016, Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, Paris, France.

May 2016, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.  Speaker, “Ronald Coase, Rules of the Game, and Governance in Housing Complexes.”

March 2016, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland. Speaker, “Institutional Analysis and the Ronald Coase Institute.”

January 2016, ASSA meetings, San Francisco, California, USA.

November 2015, Conference on Institutions, Institutional Analysis, and China's Economic Transformation, Hong Kong, China.

November 2015, Conference on the Work of Steven Cheung, Shenzhen, China. Speaker.

November 2015, Atlas Network conference, New York, New York, USA.

June 2015, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

May 2015, Third Annual International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. Speaker.

January 2015, ASSA meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

November 2014, Atlas Network conference, New York, New York, USA.

June 2014, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

January 2014, ASSA meetings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

December 2013, Fung Global Institute, Asia-Global Dialogue conference, Hong Kong, China.

November 2013, Atlas Network conference, New York, New York, USA.

October 2013, Memorials of Ronald Coase, Shenzhen, China. Speaker,
"Remembering Ronald Coase."

June 2013, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Florence, Italy.

April 2013, Roundtable: The Role that Scholarly Ideas Have Played in Influencing Policy, Ronald Coase Institute and Stigler Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

March 2013, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Speaker, "Building the New Institutional Movement: ISNIE and the Ronald Coase Institute" (with Lee Benham).

January 2013, ASSA meetings, San Diego, California, USA.

June 2012, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Los Angeles, California, USA.

May 2012, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Speaker, "Addressing Institutional Issues."

January 2012, ASSA meetings, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

June 2011, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Stanford, California, USA.

January 2011, CCER, Peking University, Beijing, China. Speaker, “Addressing Institutional Issues: The Role of the Ronald Coase Institute.”

December 2010, Beijing, China. Coase and China: Conference in Honor of  Professor Ronald Harry Coase on the Occasion of His 100th Birthday.

December 2010, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Speaker, “The Role of the Ronald Coase Institute.”

December 2010, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China. Speaker, “Addressing Institutional Issues: The Role of the Ronald Coase Institute.”

July 2010, 2010 Chicago Workshop on the Industrial Structure of Production, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

May 2010, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.  Speaker, "Addressing Institutional Issues."

January 2010, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. Speaker, "Addressing Institutional Issues."

December 2009, Markets, Firms and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald H. Coase, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

November 2009, Meeting: Evolution of Property Rights to Land in China, Ronald Coase Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and University of Hong Kong, at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

June 2009, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Berkeley, California, USA.

May 2009, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Co-chair and Speaker, "Roundtable:  The Development of New Institutional Economics Agenda in Russia."

May 2009, Bratislava Open Lecture Series, Bratislava, Slovakia. Speaker, "Institutional Economics:  A Crucial Tool for Understanding Economic Development."

December 2008, Ronald Coase Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Conference on Property Rights and Economic Reform, Hong Kong, China.

July 2008, Coase Foundation and University of Chicago: China's Economic Transformation, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

June 2008, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Toronto, Canada.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society
(with Lee Benham).

June 2007, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Reykjavik, Iceland.

November 2006, St. Louis Initiative Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

September 2006, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

September 2005, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Barcelona, Spain.

September 2004, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Tucson, Arizona, USA.  Panel co-organizer and speaker with Lee Benham, "Measuring Some Dimensions of Transaction Costs: The Costs of Exchange."

December 2003, Center for International Private Enterprise and Ronald Coase Institute: Promoting Institutional Reforms in Latin America; São Paulo, Brazil.  Speaker with Lee Benham, "Using Costs of Exchange as a Tool to Investigate Economic Performance."

September 2003, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Budapest, Hungary.

February 2003, Ronald Coase Institute and University of Chicago: Conference on Transaction Costs, Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Speaker with Lee Benham, "On Measuring Transaction Costs."

October 2002, Hungarian Society for New Institutional Economists, Debrecen, Hungary.

September 2002, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

September 2001, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Berkeley, California, USA.

July 2001, Western Economic Association, San Francisco, California, USA.  Speaker with Lee Benham, "The Costs of Exchange."

December 2000, Global Development Network, Tokyo, Japan.  Designed the
Knowledge Fair booth for the Ronald Coase Institute.

November 2000, World Movement for Democracy, São Paulo, Brazil.  Panelist, "Confronting the Corrosive Effects of Narcotics Trafficking and Organized Crime on Democratic Development."

September 2000, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Tübingen, Germany.

May 2000, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Speaker, "Organizations Concerned with New Institutional Economics."

December 1999, Global Development Network, Bonn, Germany.

September 1999, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Washington DC, USA.

September 1998, International Society for New Institutional Economics, Paris, France.  Speaker with Lee Benham, "Measuring the Costs of Exchange."

September 1997, International Society for New Institutional Economics, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Co-organizer of the inaugural conference of the Society.


EDUCATION
B.A.  Mathematics, Knox College, 1961.  Summa cum laude.
M.S.  Mathematics, Stanford University, 1963.
Doctoral program, political science, Stanford University, 1964-68.  All requirements completed except dissertation.


AWARDS
National Merit Scholar
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Fellow
National Science Foundation Fellow
International Society for New Institutional Economics - Lifetime Achievement Award


PERSONAL INFORMATION
Citizenship: USA


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Ronald Coase Institute
International Society for New Institutional Economics
American Economic Association


TO CONTACT
abenham at coase dot org

July 2016
 




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  About the Institute
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  Officers and Board (PDF)





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