Institutions, Inequality & (Un)Happiness

In 2023 WINIR sponsored the Fifth London Workshop on Institutional Issues organised by the Friday Association for Institutional Studies – a collective including members of the Birkbeck Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS), the Centre for New Economic Transitions at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (CNET) and the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London.


In 2020 WINIR sponsored the a mini-series of online workshops jointly organized by the Institute for International Management (Loughborough University London), the Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (Birkbeck University of London), and the Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies (University College London).

Institutions & Survival I

In 2019 WINIR sponsored the Second Conference of the Forum for Institutional Thought held at the Pedagogical University of Kraków in Poland. Speakers discussed the economic, legal and philosophical challenges and threats associated with the design and implementation of institutional solutions aimed at achieving better life standards in the 21st century.

AI & Big Data

In 2019 WINIR sponsored the Fifth Witten Conference on Institutional Change organised by the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. Papers from economics, politics, ethics, psychology, philosophy, and other relevant social sciences that deal with artificial intelligence and big data were welcome.

Technology & Society

WINIR YOUNG SCHOLARS WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY (ONLINE, MAY 2023) — Rapid technological progress has the power to unlock human potential while simultaneously disrupting social, political, legal, and economic processes. Institutional paradigms urge a reconsideration, to evaluate our understanding of the relationship between humans and technology/machines, and whether technology is itself an institution.