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Thursday 11 September

12:00-17:00         Registration
14:15-14:30         Welcome
14:30-15:45         Keynote lecture: Kathleen Thelen
15:45-16:15         Coffee/tea break
16:15-18:15         Parallel sessions 1
18:30-20:00         Reception

Friday 12 September

09:00-13:00         Registration
09:00-09:30         Coffee/tea
09:30-10:45         Keynote lecture: Geoffrey Ingham
10:45-11:15         Coffee/tea break
11:15-13:15         Parallel sessions 2
13:15-14:30         Lunch
14:30-16:30         Parallel sessions 3
16:30-17:00         Coffee/tea break
17:00-18:15         Keynote lecture: Barry Smith

Saturday 13 September

09:00-09:30         Coffee/tea
09:30-10:45         Keynote lecture: Timur Kuran
10:45-11:15         Coffee/tea break
11:15-13:15         Parallel sessions 4
13:15-14:30         Lunch
14:30-15:45         Keynote lecture: Katharina Pistor
15:45-16:15         Coffee/tea break
16:15-16:45         Why WINIR?
16:45-18:00         First WINIR membership meeting
19:30-22:30         Conference dinner

Sunday 14 September

09:45-12:00         Guided tour of Greenwich (with Richard and Claire)

Thursday 11 September

14:30–15:45    Keynote lecture 1

                                  Kathleen Thelen, “The politics of institutional change”

                                  Chair: Katharina Pistor

16:15–18:15     Parallel sessions 1

                                  8 groups with 4 x 20 minute presentations each

P1.1 – The Evolution of Organizations (special session organised by Denise Dollimore)

             Chair: Richard Webb

Dermot Breslin,  “What evolves in organizational co-evolution?

Denise Dollimore &, Elmo Gomes, “The meaning of evolutionary language in the study of organisations: lost in translation?

Manuel Wäckerle, “Generic institutionalism: an evolutionary political economy approach to socioeconomic transformation processes”

Ulrich Witt & Hagen Worch, “Growing into troubles: self-organizing criticality and forced change in the governance of growing firm organizations”

P1.2 – Institutional Complementarities (special session organised by Francesca Gagliardi)

             Chair: Alice Sindzingre

Bruno Amable, “Institutional complementarities in the dynamic comparative analysis of capitalism”

Francesca Gagliardi, “Institutional complementarities: disciplines, methods and future research”

Gregory Jackson, “Understanding complementarities as configurations”

Ugo Pagano & Simone Sepe, “Legal and economic disequilibrium

P1.3 – The Meaning and Relevance of Property Rights (special session organised by Geoffrey Hodgson)

             Chair: Bruno Gandlgruber

Frank Decker, “On the economic importance and impact of ownership and security: claims to property as the institutional foundation of monetary systems

Geoffrey Hodgson, “The ‘economics of property rights’ is about neither property nor rights

Frank Stephen, “Property rights and economic development”

Erik Stubkjaer, “The emergence of real property rights in Denmark: a case of path dependent institutional change

P1.4 – Market Institutions

             Chair: Claude Ménard

Bas Bavel, “The invisible hand? The emergence and decline of market economies throughout history

Rutger Claassen, “Capabilities and market regulation”

Kurt Dopfer, “The rule-based theory of the market”

Amadeus Gabriel, “On the origins and evolution of credit rating agencies

P1.5 – Rationality, Trust & Cooperation: Banks, Contracts & Property

             Chair: Daniel Cole

Niclas Berggren, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt & Jörgen Hellström, “Does social trust speed up economic reforms? The case of central-bank independence

Arie Krampf, “Orthodox theory of central banking reconsidered: explaining varieties of central banking norms

Arturo Lara Rivero & Helder Osorio, “The tragedy of the anticommons in the construction of knowledge of the human genome

Alexander Lascaux, “E-lusive trust: calculativeness, trusting attitudes and economic organization of electronic contracts”

P1.6 – Institutions & Development: Families, Caste & Disasters

             Chair: Ana Castro

Bruno Coric, “Economic disasters, output growth and volatility over the last two centuries

Selin Dilli, “The long term determinants of development: family systems and (female) agency in the world system, 1900-2000

Dan Johansson, Anders Bornhäll & Johanna Palmberg, “Independence, the price of control and the ‘capital constraint paradox’ in small family firms

Elisabetta Basile, “An institutionalist analysis of the role of caste in contemporary India

P1.7 – Firms & Corporations

             Chair: Pertti Aaltonen

Michael Joffe, “The world created by capitalist firms

Philipp Kern, “Institutional change in times of crisis: corporate practice as a driver of incrementalism

Richard Langlois, “The corporation and the twentieth century

Massimiliano Vatiero, “On the origin of corporate governance species

P1.8 – Legal Institutions

             Chair: Katharina Pistor

Federica Gerbaldo, “Do international courts promote legal changes with compensatory awards? The case study of European Court of Human Rights and Italy

Leonor Rossi, “When institutions are late: the system of legal costs in Regulation EC 1049/2001”

Jerg Gutmann, Stefan Voigt & Lars P. Feld, “The effects of judicial independence 10 years on: cross-country evidence using an updated set of indicators

Mathias Siems, “A network-based taxonomy of the world’s legal systems

Friday 12 September

09:30–10:45    Keynote lecture 2        

                                  Geoffrey Ingham, “China: the ‘great divergence’ and the ‘missing link’”

                                  Chair: Geoff Hodgson

11:15–13:15     Parallel sessions 2

                                  8 groups with 5 x 16 minute presentations each (to be allocated)

P2.1 – Institutional Methodology & Theory I

             Chair: Francesca Gagliardi

Clemens Buchen & Alberto Palermo, “Evolutionary stability in a principal-agent population game

Kai Kaufmann, “Institutionalizability as recursion”

Ioana Negru, “On markets and institutions: a methodological perspective”

Makoto Nishibe & Takashi Hashimoto, “Theoretical model of institutional ecosystems and its economic applications

Nadia von Jacobi, “Institutional interconnections: understanding symbiotic relationships

P2.2 – Firms & Industries I

             Chair: Michael Joffe

Jokin Cearra, “Effect of the environment on corporate entrepreneurship

Véronique Dutraive & Richard Arena, “Industrial economics and policies: recent issues and theoretical foundations

Mathias Erlei & Wiebke Roß, “Bounded rationality as an essential ingredient of the holdup problem

Gerhard Schnyder, “The rise of shareholder-orientated corporate governance in Europe: longitudinal firm-level evidence

Eric Scorsone, Anne Lawton, David Schweikhardt & Kristi Bowman, “An institutional approach to corporate bankruptcy law

P2.3 – Institutions, Competition & Innovation

             Chair: Claude Ménard

Piret Kukk, Marko P. Hekkert & Ellen H.M. Moors, “The impact of institutional changes on the innovation system: the case of personalized cancer medicines in England”

Fabio Landini & Franco Malerba, “Technological change, public policy and catch-up in global industries: a simulation model

Giovanna Massarotto, “The changed role of antitrust agencies: from watchdogs to regulators

Mark McKenna & Brett Frischmann, “Comparative analysis of innovation institutions in context

Dina Tsytsulina, “The effects of competition policy tools on the behavior of companies

P2.4 – Institutional Change

             Chair: Ioana Negru

Terrence McDonough, “Social structures of accumulation: a Marxian institutionalism?”

Felix-Fernando Muñoz, María-Isabel Encinar & Nadia Fernández-de-Pinedo,  “Intentionality and technological and institutional change: implications for economic development

Jens Rommel & Christian Kimmich, “Constitutional rules in the study of evolutionary institutional change: a research heuristic for agent-based modelers and experimentalists

Ferdinand Wenzlaff, “Dynamic stagnation: institutional change as a reflex of declining economic growth

Jan van Zanden, “On Amartya Sen and Douglass North, and the link between agency and economic development”

P2.5 – Political Institutions

             Chair: Ugo Pagano

Christian Bjornskov & Martin Rode, “Stolper-Samuelson democratizes

Maurizio Lisciandra & Emanuele Millemaci, “The economic effect of corruption in Italy: a regional panel analysis

Hilton Root, “Sources of institutional variation in global development and order building: a complex systems approach

Anna Soci, Anna Maccagnan & Daniela Mantovani, “Does inequality harm democracy? An empirical investigation on the UK

Roberto Veneziani, Carlo Fiorio & Simon Mohun, “Social democracy and distributive conflict in the UK, 1950-2010

P2.6 – Institutions & Development

             Chair: Geoff Hodgson

Anne Booth, “Institutions and governance in colonial and post-colonial southeast Asia: the case of export-oriented agriculture

Judit Kapas, “Unbundling culture: The impact of individual values on development

Lyndal Keeton & Giampaolo Garzarelli, “Internal exit in pre-colonial Southern Africa (ca.1500-1910)

Atiyab Sultan, “Institutional explanations of long-run underdevelopment: an insidious discourse?

Gerhard Wegner, “Capitalist transformation without political participation: German capitalism in the first half of the 19th century

P2.7 – Institutions & the Natural Environment

             Chair: Daniel Cole

Nathalie Berta, “The European carbon market

Grazia Cecere & Nicoletta Corrocher, “Waste patents and regulation in EU countries”

Thomas Herzfeld & Max Spoor, “Determinants of institutional change: a survey and an application to natural resource use in China

Muriela Padua, Diana Prata & Ana Costa, “Regulation of markets to promote empathy and pro-social behavior among energy consumers”

Annika Scharbert, Sigrid Stagl & Manuel Wäckerle, “An institutional approach to socio-ecological transformation: agency, structure and evolutionary political economy

P2.8 – Money & Finance

             Chair: Geoffrey Ingham

Paolo Dini & Alexandros Kioupkiolis, “Community currencies as laboratories of institutional learning: emergence of governance through the mediation of social value

Ioannis Glinavos, “The eye of the storm: ICSID and transnational law in the era of financial crisis”

Georgina M. Gómez, “Why do people want their own currency? Money for a day: a social experiment in Argentina

Giuseppe Littera, Laura Sartori, Paolo Dini & Panayotis Antoniadis, "From an idea to a scalable working model: merging economic benefits with social values in Sardex"

Mohsen Yazdanpanah, “Capitalist-credit money and development ethics

14:30–16:30    Parallel sessions 3

                                  8 groups each with 6 or 7 x 12 minute presentations each 

P3.1 – Institutional Methodology & Theory II

             Chair: Ugo Pagano

Oleg Ananyin, “Institutions at the crossing of culture and economy

Javier Aranzadi, “New institutional neoclassical economics or institutional economics?

Ashok Chakravarti, “Imperfect information and opportunism

Melissa Dennison & Ian Fouweather, “Darwin’s Legacy: towards a creative conversation

Svetlana Kirdina, “Methodological individualism and methodological institutionalism for interdisciplinary research

Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz, “Shared concepts of institutional and feminist economics

P3.2 – Firms & Industries II

             Chair: David Gindis

Pertti Aaltonen, “The co-evolution of institutions with the build-up of research in pharmaceutical firms and their role in current socio-technical industry transition

Paivi Aaltonen, “Institutional forces in the creation of new sustainable technologies: a case study of reusing old infrastructure – paper mills to datacenters

Graham Brownlow, “Back to the failure: an analytic narrative of the De Lorean debacle

Lukas Wiafe & Albrecht Söllner, “Institutions matter: a discursive perspective on inclusion

Petar Stankov, “Firm size, market liberalization and growth

Jan Peter van den Toren, Marc van der Meer & Tammy Lie, “Competent national institutional regimes and sectoral variety

P3.3 – Institutions & Development: Asia

             Chair: Geoff Hodgson

Sung-Bae Kim, “Replicating Hong Kong: Is it a viable economic development strategy for developing countries?

Michelle Liu, “Understanding China’s miracle

Adam M. Saunders & Ke Meng, “The institutional development of the Chinese political economy: comparisons with the West”

Miao Zhang & Rajah Rasiah, “The provincialization of state policy: the four ‘ls’ of urban housing institutions in China”

Zehra Aftab, “Political economic consequences of Pakistan's linguistically/religiously and economically fractured educational system

Anna Kochanova, Mary Hallward-Driemeier & Bob Rijkers, “Economic costs of political connections: firm dynamics and completion pre and post-Suharto

Bharat Punjabi, “Canal bureaucracy and the corruption nexus around water in the Mumbai hinterland: questions for development and water governance in Maharashtra, India”

P3.4 – Institutions & Development: Transitional Economies

             Chair: Klaus Nielsen

Svetlana Avdasheva & Kryuchkova Polina, “Procedures, incentives and the enforcement models: the Russian case

Ulan Kasymov & Andreas Thiel, "Designing institutions regulating pasture use in Kyrgyzstan

Peter Mihalyi, “The importance of the design of privatization institutions: the experience of post-communist economies

Gul Ozcan, “Conceptualising post-Soviet institutions and new capitalists: politics of the Mikado game

Katarzyna Szarzec & Dawid Piatek, “What determines institutional change in transition economies?

Joachim Zweynert & Ewa Dabrowska, “Economic ideas and institutional change. the case of the Russian Stabilization Fund

P3.5 – Institutions & Development: Latin America & Palestine

             Chair: Ana Castro

Juan Lopez Aymes & Bruno Gandlgruber, “Institutional change and the political economy of development: an analytical proposal on property regimes, foreign investment, and integration of global networks

Liandra Caldasso, Valeria Da Vinha & Peter May, “Interface between economics and law in the debate on property rights for common resources: the case of Resex-Mar for fisheries co-management in Brazil

Estela Maria Neves, “Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon region and state organizations at local level

Jairo Parada, “Veblen's Imperial Germany and the industrialization of Latin America

Jairo Salas-Paramo, Viviana Gutiérrez-Rincón & Santiago Londoño-Jaramillo, “Symbolic capital and discourse in the maintenance and disruption of institutions: the case of Venezuela

Emanuele Lobina & Léo Heller, “Institutional bricolage, co-production of capacity, and sustainable water development”

Luca Andriani, “Fighting corruption in the Palestinian Territories: with or without social capital?

P3.6 – Institutions in Europe

             Chair: Francesca Gagliardi

Peter Claeys & Federico Martire, “If you want me to stay, pay: a model of asymmetric federalism in centralised countries

Marina Grusevaja & Romy Broedner, “Varieties of capitalism and corporate governance in CEEC”

Paulo Marques, “Outsiderness among young generations in Europe: a fuzzy set analysis

Gerhard Fuchs, “Institutions under pressure and institutions enabling: the transformation of the Germany electricity system”

Anita Pelle & Marcell Zoltán Végh, “A comparative analysis of competition across the EU internal market: evidence from 11 EU member states

Argentino Pessoa, “Explaining the Eurozone crisis: a fable or merely organizations without the adequate institutions?

P3.7 – Institutions for the Future

             Chair: Nicole Biggart

Panayotis Antoniadis & Ileana Apostol, “Designing for local institutions in the hybrid city

Slawomir Czech & Anna Zabkowicz, “The state and the triangle of interests: towards subordination or coordination?

Jakob Kapeller, Bernhard Schütz & Dennis Tamesberger, “From free to civilized markets: first steps towards eutopia

Sergey Kulpin & Evgene Popov, “Economic institutions for internet transactions

Lorenzo Sacconi & Virginia Cecchini Manara, “Ex post stability of constitutions: an endogenous explanation

Andre Sorensen, “Institutions and urban space: path dependence, land and property capital

P3.8 – An Institutional Panorama

             Chair: Mathias Klaes

Stephan Panther & Svenja Flechtner, “Towards a political economy of the middle-income trap: case study evidence on institutional change

John Powles, “Success and failure in reducing adult mortality risks since 1970: institutionalist approaches make better sense of the diverse experience of developed countries

Sung Sup Rhee, “Imperfect property rights, bounded rationality and relation exchange

Alice Sindzingre, “Institutions as a composite and hierarchical concept: explaining the diverging paths of development

Andre van Hoorn & Dimitrios Soudis, “Local embeddedness, distance constraints, and credit assessments as organizational outcomes: how global are credit rating agencies?”

Jason Windawi, “Beyond normal accidents: governance and the production of systemic risk”

17:00–18:15    Keynote lecture 3

                                  Barry Smith, “From speech acts to document acts: an ontology of institutions

                                  Chair: David Gindis

Saturday 13 September

09:30–10:45   Keynote lecture 4

                                  Timur Kuran, “Institutional roots of authoritarian rule in the Middle East: effects of the Islamic waqf

                                  Chair: Francesca Gagliardi

11:15–13:15    Parallel sessions 4

                                  8 groups with 4 x 20 minute presentations each

P4.1 – Coase Memorial Session (special session organised by Elodie Bertrand)

             Chair: Richard Langlois

Elodie Bertrand & Alain Marciano, “Coase, costs and market failures: from ‘the marginal cost controversy’ to ‘the problem of social cost’”

David Campbell & Matthias Klaes, “What did Ronald Coase know about the law of tort?

Ranjan Ghosh & Ning Wang, “The methodological pragmatism of Coase

Ugo Pagano & Massimiliano Vatiero, “Costly institutions as substitutes: novelty and limits of the Coasian approach

P4.2 – The Legal Personality of the Firm (special session organised by David Gindis)

             Chair: Frank Stephen

Simon Deakin, “Legal capacity and the theory of the firm

David Gindis, “Legal personhood and the firm: avoiding anthropomorphism and equivocation

Paddy Ireland, “Changing conceptions of the corporation in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and America”

Eric W. Orts, “The legal and social ontology of organizational persons

P4.3 – The Social Institutions of Social Science (special session organised by Uskali Mäki)

             Chair: Denise Dollimore

Christian Fleck, “Institutionalization and de-institutionalization of social science disciplines in Europe”

Uskali Mäki, "On the institutional dynamics of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity"

Carlo Martini, “Interdisciplinarity in the planning office: the case of the monetary policy committee”

Jesús Zamora-Bonilla, “The nature of co-authorship: recognition sharing and scientific argumentation”

P4.4 – The Work of János Kornai (special session organised by Geoff Hodgson)

             Chair: Geoff Hodgson

János Kornai, “Shortage economy - surplus economy

Klaus Nielsen & Rasmus Storm, “Football clubs running persistent deficits and other ‘anomalies’: the ubiquity of soft budget constraints in market economies

D. Mario Nuti, “János Kornai on socialism and capitalism: shortage versus surplus economies

P4.5 – Institutions, Rules & Methodology

             Chair: Ioana Negru

Morris Altman, “Mental models, bargaining power and institutional change”

Virginia Cecchini Manara & Lorenzo Sacconi, “Institutions, frames and social contract reasoning

Thorvald Gran, “Organisational analysis: the generative speech act model

Aidan Walsh, “Occams's razor and organizations

P4.6 – Institutional Evolution: Politics, Ideology, Ethics & Design

             Chair: Manuel Wäckerle

Roger Koppl, Stuart Kauffman, Teppo Felin & Caryn Devins, “Against design

Pavel Pelikan, “The evolution of the institutional frameworks of economies: ideological wishes vs. politico-economic sustainability

Ingrid Robeyns, “The ethics of institutions”

Richard Webb, “Is innovation evolution?

P4.7 – Institutions, Welfare & Ecology

             Chair: Bas van Bavel

Nicole Biggart & Kelsey D. Meagher, “Using social institutions to promote social welfare: a multi-sectoral approach to social problems and solutions

Daniel Cole, Graham Epstein & Michael D. McGinnis, “Toward a new institutional analysis of social-ecological systems

Bernhard Ebbinghaus, “Reforming welfare states and changing capitalism: institutional change and reversing early retirement regimes in Europe

Ian Gough, “Welfare states and environmental states: commonalities and contrasts

P4.8 – States, Networks, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

             Chair: Ruget Claassen

Moritz Botts & Albrecht Söllner, “Rethinking Europe: the role of institutional distance in understanding European integration

Ana Castro, “Comparative innovation and state capacities in Brazil, China and Argentina

Claude Ménard, Rolf Kunneke & John Groenewegen, “Critical network infrastructures: alignment, coherence, performance

Erik Stam, Niels Bosma & Sander Wennekers, “In intrapreneurship we trust: institutions and the allocation of entrepreneurship

14:30–15:45    Keynote lecture 5

                                  Katharina Pistor, “The legal construction of global capitalism

                                  Chair: Klaus Nielsen