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The Institutions, Organizations, and Growth (IOG) Program, in partnership with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago (BFI), invites leading scholars and IOG members to convene three times annually for research conferences and academic exchange. The IOG Program aims to move beyond the limits of traditional economic approaches and provide new frameworks for understanding why some nations succeed economically while others continually fail; why institutions that foster wealth and well-being in one culture, location, or historical period may be less effective in another; and what policies will create the greatest potential for progress. The IOG Program has a long tradition of fruitful interdisciplinary interactions among scholars from a wide range of analytical perspectives in the social sciences.

Participation in IOG-BFI conferences is by invitation only. Scholars who study topics related to institutions, organizations, and growth across a wide variety of disciplines have been invited. For questions, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

All times are listed in CST.

Agenda

Friday, October 28, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Partisan Traps

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, University of Chicago

Wioletta Dzuida, University of Chicago

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Electoral College and Electoral Fraud

Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ends versus Means: Kantians, Utilitarians, and Actual Moral Decisions

Roland Bénabou, Princeton University

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Break
4:30 pm
Reception
Saturday, October 29, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Good Rents versus Bad Rents: R&D Misallocation and Growth (Virtual)

Philippe Aghion, College de France and London School of Economics

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
An Economic Model of Deliberative Democracy

Tim Besley, London School of Economics

Torsten Persson, Institute for International Economic Studies

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Reputation Analytics

Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University

 

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Break
4:30 pm
Conference Adjourns
7:00 pm
Conference Dinner
Sunday, October 30, 2022
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am
IOG Business Meeting

Program Members and BFI Senior Staff

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Two Paths to Prosperity: Culture and Institutions in Europe and China, 1200 -2000

Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
“Policymaking” and the Bureaucratics of US National Defense

Jim Fearon, Stanford University

12:15 pm
Conference Concludes