WINIR SYMPOSIUM ON VARIETIES OF CAPITALISM (LONDON, UK, DECEMBER 2019) — Is there a tendency of different capitalisms to converge, or do diverse forms of capitalism still persist, aided by historical path-dependence and enduring institutional complementarities? Can capitalisms escape their own cultures and histories?
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.
WINIR SYMPOSIUM ON PROPERTY RIGHTS (BRISTOL, UK, APRIL 2016) — Property rights are a central institutional feature of all politico-economic systems where markets play a major role, and a key item of political controversy between liberal and socialist positions. The role of property rights in matters ranging from interpersonal exchange, power and innovation to corporate governance, privatisation and economic development is debated across several academic disciplines, including economics, history, law, philosophy, politics and sociology.
WINIR SYMPOSIUM ON THE CORPORATION (LUGANO, SWITZERLAND, APRIL 2015) — Questions of corporate governance and corporate responsibility have been heightened by a number of corporate scandals and other events leading up to the financial crash of 2008. In the meantime, philosophers and lawyers have been questioning the very meaning of corporate agency and responsibility, while progress by economists in the theory of the firm is widely perceived to have slowed.