The following sessions have been selected to be included in the conference programme.

S1 — Challenges for Robust Political Economy

Convened by Nick Cowen

Emil Panzaru (King's College London, UK), "The epistemic properties of polycentricity: evidence from Colombian and Chilean fisheries"

Aris Trantidis (University of Lincoln, UK), "Democratic deliberation and climate action sustainability"

Kaveh Pourvand (University of Arizona, USA), "The twilight of democracy? Polycentric democracy as political stability"

Nick Cowen (University of Lincoln, UK) & Eric Schliesser (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), "The articulate state"

S2 — Democracy and Public Purpose: New Old Perspectives

Convened by Virgile Chassagnon

Virgile Chassagnon (University of Grenoble Alpes, France), "Liberal solidarity: lessons from the philosophy of the Third French Republic"

Cyril Hédoin (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France), "Rawlsian public reason and the democractic form of life"

Alexandre Chirat (University of Paris Nanterre, France), "For a positive theory of populism: the contributions of Downs' political economy"

S3 — Governing Complex Externalities: From Pandemics to Pollution

Convened by Veeshan Rayamajhee

Pablo Paniagua (King's College London, London) & Veeshan Rayamajhee (North Dakota State University, USA), "Coase and the Ostroms on externalities: toward some complementarities"

Ilia Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA) & Yang Zhou (University of North Texas, USA), "Public choice and pandemics"

Larry Eubanks (University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA) & Glenn Furton (Metropolitan State University, USA), "Pollution in economics"

S4 — Discourse Analysis and Economic Institutions

Convened by Tanweer Ali

Laurence Harris (University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France), "Exploring institutional discourse: a decoding of Bank of England communication"

Leander Bindewald (independent, Germany), "Discursive institutionalism as an inclusive monetary ontology revealing statutory conflicts of interest in the Bank of England’s ‘definitions of money’"

Tanweer Ali (University of Hertfordshire, UK), "Corporate covernance discourse: emergence of shareholder value and the rise of financialization"

S5 — Polycentricity and Collective Security

Convened by Nathan Goodman

Yahya Alshamy (George Mason University, USA), Christopher J. Coyne (George Mason University, USA) & Nathan Goodman (New York University, USA), "Polycentric defense: security provision in a self-governing society"

Nathan Goodman (New York University, USA), Ilia Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA) & Ali Palida (University of Pittsburgh, USA), "Decentralization and collective security"

Joshua D. Ammons (George Mason University, USA), "Constitutional entrepreneurship without romance"

S6 — Polycentric Governance: The Democratic Foundations of Liberal Societies

Convened by Alain Marciano

Paul Dragos Aligica (Universithy of Bucharest, Romania & George Mason University, USA) & Jennifer Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA), "Polycentric governance: structural constraints, tradeoffs and operational limitations"

Vlad Tarko (University of Arizona, USA), "Polycentric status contests"

Ilia Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Ali Palida (University of Pittsburgh, USA) & Martin Weiss (University of Pittsburgh, USA), "The future of spectrum is sharing"

Emma Galli (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy), Giampaolo Garzarelli (University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy) & Alain Marciano (University of Montpellier, France), "Goods as polycentric modes of governance"

S7 — Polycentricity vs Law & Political Economy: Regulation, Just Prices and State Planning of the Market

Convened by Anna Chadwick

Ioannis Kampourakis (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), "The market as an instrument of planning in sustainability capitalism"

Anna Chadwick (University of Glasgow, UK), "Polycentric food systems? Exploring contrasting approaches: regulating food as a commons vs instituting a just price for food"

Luke Herrine (Yale University, USA), "Toward a non-ideal theory of fair price"

S8 — Taking the Legal-Economic Nexus Seriously

Convened by Fabrizio Esposito

Angela Ambrosino (University of Turin, Italy), "Nuanced concepts of efficiency and equilibrium in Original Institutional Economics: new chances for a positive and normative approach to Law and Economics"

Fabrizio Esposito (NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal), "Carrying the legal-economics nexus further: Samuels, Calabresi and allocative efficiency"

Felipe Figueroa Zimmermann (University of Warwick, UK), "Power and the legal-economic nexus"

Andrea Peripoli (University of Cambridge, UK & European University Institute, Italy), "The legal-economic nexus: understanding law's constitutive power in light of law's cognitive potential"

S9 — Comparative Law & Political Economy of Early Covid-19 Policy Responses

Convened by Aleksandar Stojanović

Federica Cristani (Institute of International Relations Prague, Czechia), "First 100 days of Italian COVID-19 policy: which (new) security and economy?"

Aleksandar Stojanović (New York University Shanghai, China), Lauren Sweger-Hollingsworth (New School of Social Research, USA) & Dashiell Anderson (New School of Social Research, USA), "Reinforcement of economic and extra economic power: law and political economy of US pandemic policy response"

Aleksandar Stojanović (New York University Shanghai, China) & Wanshu Cong (University of Hong Kong, China), "Law and political economy of China’s early pandemic response: limited economic support and insulation"

Christina Refhilwe Mosalagae (University of Turin, Italy), "First 100 days of Covid in South Africa"

S10 — Culture, Identity and Institutions

Convened by Nadia von Jacobi & Luca Andriani

Daniel Sgroi (University of Warwick, UK & Institute of Labor Economics, Germany), Francesco Porcelli (University of Bari, Italy), Michela Redoano (University of Warwick, UK) & Emanuele Bracco (University of Verona, Italy), "Cultural identity and social capital in Italy"

Luca Andriani (Birkbeck Univesity of London, UK), Gaygysyz Ashyrov (University of Tartu, Estonia) & Elodie Douarin (University College London, UK), "Cultural aspects of tax behaviour in transition economies"

Nadia von Jacobi (University of Trento, Italy) & Vito Amendolagine (University of Foggia, Italy), "Symbiotic relationships among formal and informal institutions: comparing five Brazilian cultural ecosystems"

Miriam Manchin (University College London, UK & Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy), Elena Nikolova (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates & Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany) & Sultan Orazbayev (Harvard University, USA), "Historical climate risk and international migration"

S11 — Grey Zones: Markets at the Margins

Convened by Erwin Dekker

Carolina Dalla Chiesa (Leuphana University, Germany), "The neutrality of platforms? The case of Joe Rogan on Spotify"

Pavel Kuchař (King's College London, UK) & Erwin Dekker (George Mason University, USA), "The hustler ethic: economic action by any means necessary"

Konstantin Zhukov (George Mason University, USA), Rosolino Candela (George Mason University, USA) & Peter Boettke (George Mason University, USA), "The morality of illicit markets: “greasing the wheels” or “greasing the palm”?"

S12 — Polycentricity, Markets and the Environmental Commons

Convened by Dustin Garrick

Hita Unnikrishnan (University of Sheffiled, UK) & Harini Nagendra (Azim Premji University, India), "Polycentricity, perception and markets: governance of blue urban commons in colonial Mysore"

Gina Gilson (University of Oxford, UK), "Informal insights: archetypes of informal water entrepreneurs for better development outcomes"

Dustin Garrick (University of Waterloo, Canada), "Many visible hands: how polycentric governance shapes the evolution of water markets"

S13 — Seeing Entrepreneurship, Firms and Corporations Polycentrically

Convened by David Gindis

Per Bylund (Oklahoma State University, USA) & Fernando D’Andrea (Oklahoma State University, USA), "The mechanics of economic growth: a polycentric entrepreneurship approach"

Simon Deakin (Univesity of Cambridge, UK), "Polycentric corporate law"

David Gindis (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Pavel Kuchař (King's College London, UK) & Daniel H. Cole (University of Indiana Bloomington, USA), "Toward a polycentric perspective on the business firm"

Aline Gatignon (University of Pennsylvania, USA) & Laurence Capron (INSEAD, France), "Scaling up firm-led polycentric governance through mergers & acquisitions: the case of Natura & Co"

S14 — Economic, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives on Unions

Convened by David Gindis & Abraham A. Singer

Mark Reiff (University of California Davis, USA), "Making unionization the default position"

Abraham A. Singer (Loyola University of Chicago, USA) & David Gindis (University of Hertfordshire, UK), "Corporations are capital unions and unions are labor corporations"

Pascal McDougall (University of Ottowa, Canada), "The legal institutionalist economics of countervailing labor power"

Diana Reddy (University of California Berkeley, USA), "After the law of apolitical economy: legitimizing unions in the twenty-first century"

S15 — Cooperatives Reconsidered

Convened by Francesca Gagliardi

Eduard Braun (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany), "The tradition of the cooperative economy within different ideologies"

Ermano Tortia (University of Trento, Italy), "Self-organization and multi-stakeholder governance in social enterprises: membership composition, worker involvement and client orientation"

Francesca Gagliardi (University of Hertfordshire, UK), "Cooperatives, institutional complementarities and the polycentric governance of sustainability"

S16 — Property Theory

Convened by David Gindis

Larissa Katz (University of Toronto, Canada), title tbc

Alice Pinheiro Walla (McMaster University, Canada), "Kantian private property and the international law system"

Shelly Kreiczer-Levy (College of Law and Business, Israel), "The double function of succession: rethinking conditional bequests"

S17 — Nature, Purpose and Mechanics of Business Corporations I

Convened by Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci

Steve Kourabas (Monash University, Australia), “'Institutionalism and 21st century corporate governance”

Eva Micheler (London School of Economics, UK), "The corporate constitution as a polycentric instrument"

Anat Alon-Beck (Case Western Reserve University, USA), “Corporate complexity”

Massimiliano Vatiero (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland & Università di Tento, Italy), “Is (not) the hierarchical nature of the firm repugnant?”

S18 — Nature, Purpose and Mechanics of Business Corporations II

Convened by Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci

Jonathan Hardman (University of Edinburgh, UK), "Corporate law's incentive for externality"

Christina M. Sautter (Louisiana State University, USA), “The digital corporate leader: trust, social media and corporations”

Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci (New York University, USA), “The Vitruvian shareholder”

Martin Petrin (Western University, Canada), “Stuck in neutral: reforming corporate purpose and directors' duties”