WINIR CONFERENCE ON HUMAN BEHAVIOUR (BOSTON, USA, SEPTEMBER 2016) — Scholars generally agree that institutions coordinate human behaviour and to a certain extent mould it into recognizable patterns, but there is much less consensus regarding the precise mechanisms involved. We also have yet to fully understand the ways in which alternative rule systems and behavioural patterns emerge, persist and evolve to create our complex social systems.
Browse the full academic programme of the WINIR Conference on Institutions, Development & Globalization. Download the conference brochure. Click links to download papers (members only).
The WINIR Conference on Institutions, Development & Globalization featured keynotes by Ricardo Crespo (Austral University, Argentina), Dani Rodrik (Harvard University, USA) and Viviana Zelizer (Princeton University, USA).
The Second WINIR Conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, at the Hotel Windsor Atlantica. This 5-star hotel is located on the famous Copacabana beach in one of the culturally richer neighbourhoods of Rio.
WINIR CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT & GLOBALIZATION (RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 2015) — While economic development depends on investment and technology, it is now widely accepted that appropriate political, legal, economic and other social institutions have also to be in place. But there is less agreement on what those institutions (broadly defined as systems of established social rules) may be, especially at different stages of the process of economic development. There are also ongoing debates about whether globalization is leading to institutional convergence, or whether national institutional diversity can be maintained.
Browse the full academic programme of the Inaugural WINIR Conference on Institutions that Change the World. Download the conference brochure. Click links to download papers (members only).
The WINIR Conference on Institutions That Change the World featured keynotes by Geoffrey Ingham (University of Cambridge, UK), Timur Kuran (Duke University, USA), Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Barry Smith (SUNY Buffalo, USA) and Kathleen Thelen (MIT, USA).
The Inaugural WINIR Conference was held in South-East London, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, on the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, currently used as its main campus by the University of Greenwich.
INAUGURAL WINIR CONFERENCE ON INSTITUTIONS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD (LONDON, UK, SEPTEMBER 2014) — Although the nature and role of institutions are matters of active research in several academic disciplines, including (but not limited to) economics, history, law, philosophy, politics and sociology, there is a need for the development of shared understandings that can help promote creative conversations across disciplinary boundaries. WINIR has been established to advance this agenda.
Five articles have made the shortlist for the 2023 Elinor Ostrom Prize, which will be announced at the WINIR Conference on Institutional Innovation & Evolution in Catania, Italy (20-23 September 2023. The award will be announced at WINIR 2023 in Catania, Italy.