18th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics
June 19 - 21, 2014 • Duke University • Durham, NC
The 18th Annual Meeting reflects how far ISNIE has come since its inception in 1997. The Society has expanded its geographic representation, strengthened its excellent scholarship, and perhaps most strikingly, broadened its academic approaches in the pursuit of understanding institutions and organizations. The Program Committee scrutinized hundreds of submissions from scholars on six continents to craft a program of academically superb papers employing a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches. The papers span a wider disciplinary breadth than ever before, including economics, political science, management, psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, law, statistics, and biology, in pursuit of a deeper understanding of institutions and organizations. Indeed, our keynote speakers, Robert Gibbons and Timur Kuran, are indicative of the breadth of interests of the Society, traversing fields from economics and management to political science, history, and Islamic studies. The extent of today’s disciplinary interests in institutions and organizations, as conceived by new institutional economics, is a credit to all the scholars that have entered into and conducted research in our field, many of whom appear on the Program. This is an exciting and wonderful evolution of ISNIE!