With a turnout of 32.87%, the WINIR Council election results are in: we are pleased to announce that Massiliano Vatiero, Paolo Silvestri, Nadia von Jabobi, and Daniel Cole will be joining Richard Langlois, David Gindis, Francesca Gagliardi, and Lyndal Keeton in the new WINIR Council, which will be inaugurated on 1 March 2024.
We are pleased to report that the WINIR Council election has generated a lot of interest: 12 nominations from candidates spanning 4 continents were received by the due date of 18 January 2024. The ballot will open on 1 February and close on 15 February, with the new Council starting to work on 1 March 2024.
The winners of the 2023 Elinor Ostrom Prize are Adam Crepelle (Loyola University Chicago, USA), Tate Fegley (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Ilia Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA) & Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA) for their outstanding article on community policing on American Indian reservations.
The winners of the Reviewer of the Year Prize for 2022, awarded by the editors of the Journal of Institutional Economics in recognition of their outstanding service, are Ilia Murtazashvili (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Veeshan Rayamajhee (North Dakota State University, USA) and Rok Spruk (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
The WINIR Council is seeking to fill the position of Publicity Officer during the next election in early 2024. The remit of the Publicity Officer revolves primarily around ensuring the presence and visibility of WINIR on relevant social media platforms, but the the Publicity Officer is also involved in producing WINIR event-related materials, such as flyers and brochures, and may be involved in managing online environments for various WINIR events.
All Council positions — President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, and four ordinary Council positions — will be up for renewal in early 2024. Council members are expected to take active role in steering the network, organizing events, seeking out new partnerships, and more. All WINIR members are eligible to stand in the election.
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.
We are pleased to announce the launch of WINIR Young Scholars (WYS), which aims to identify and promote the next generation of interdisciplinary institutional scholars from diverse geographies, sociocultural contexts, and disciplines. WYS will organize events in which young institutional scholars at the Master’s or PhD levels can thrive. WYS is the result of a collaboration with the INET Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) Finance, Law and Economics workshop group and The Law as Science Project.
The winners of the 2022 Elinor Ostrom Prize, which was announced at the WINIR Conference on Polycentric Governance (online) in September 2022, are Peter Grajzl (Washington and Lee University, USA) and Peter Murrell (University of Maryland, USA) for their impressive 2-part article exploring what machine learning can teach us about the history of English case and legal ideas.