The WINIR Council comprises a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Publicity Officer, and four other elected members, elected at least once in each four consecutive calendar years by recorded ballot of the entire membership.

As specified in the WINIR Constitution, the WINIR Council is responsible for: the general welfare of the network; its finances; the processing of membership applications; the maintenance of the membership lists; and the production and auditing of accounts. The Council reports to the membership. Membership meetings are generally held during the annual conference.

Following an election in early 2024, the WINIR Council for 2024-2028 comprises:

Richard N. Langlois


Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut, USA

David Gindis


Associate Professor of Law and Economics, University of Warwick, UK

Francesca Gagliardi


Reader in Institutional Economics, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Lyndal Keeton

Publicity Officer

Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Daniel Cole

Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law Emeritus & Emeritus Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Paolo Silvestri

Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Law, University of Catania, Italy

Massimiliano Vatiero

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Trento, Italy

Nadia von Jacobi

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Trento, Italy

WINIR is grateful to Geoffrey M. Hodgson (Loughborough University London, UK), its founding Secretary, who stepped down in 2021, and to Katharina Pistor (Columbia University, USA), who served as WINIR President from 2014 to 2024.

WINIR also thanks former Council members Tobias Axelsson (Lund University, Sweden), Ana Célia Castro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Bas van Bavel (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Olivier Butzbach (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy), Marie-Laure Djelic (ESSEC Business School, France), David C. Donald (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China), Georgina Gomez (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), Kainan Huang (Shandong University, China), Klaus Nielsen (Birkbeck, University of London, UK), and Ugo Pagano (University of Siena, Italy) for their service.