Symposium 2016 – Venue

The WINIR Symposium on Property Rights took place in Bristol, one the UK’s most unique cities located in South West England. Situated on the rivers Frome and Avon, Bristol borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire, with the historic cities of Bath and Gloucester to the southeast and northeast, respectively. The city has a short coastline on the Severn Estuary (which flows into the Bristol Channel).

Symposium 2017

WINIR SYMPOSIUM ON LACHMANN (JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, APRIL 2017) — Ludwig Lachmann (1906-1990) was an outstanding social scientist whose achievements ranged across a number of disciplines, including economics, sociology, law and philosophy. Well known for his work on Max Weber, his analysis of the limitations of equilibrium economics, and his contributions to the development of Austrian economics, Lachmann’s legacy revolves around three central themes: radical subjectivism, hermeneutics and human agency; market process and legal order; capital theory and macroeconomics.

Polycentricity, Markets & Firms

WINIR WORKSHOP ON POLYCENTRICITY, MARKETS & FIRMS (ONLINE, DECEMBER 2021) — Markets have been associated with polycentricity since Michael Polanyi formulated the concept, and this connection was at the heart of the Bloomington School’s analysis of competition in public service industries. Despite this long history, markets have received surprisingly limited attention by scholars of polycentricity during its renaissance over the past 20 years. And in the course of this renaissance, very little attention has focused on firms and other kinds of corporate entities.