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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All times are listed in CST.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Ends versus Means: Kantians, Utilitarians, and Actual Moral Decisions
Roland Bénabou, Princeton University
Saturday, October 29, 2022
An Economic Model of Deliberative Democracy
Tim Besley, London School of Economics
Diffusion of Gender Norms: Evidence from Stalin's Ethnic Deportations
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
Daniel Diermeier, Vanderbilt University
Sunday, October 30, 2022
IOG Business Meeting
Program Members and BFI Senior Staff
“Policymaking” and the Bureaucratics of US National Defense
Jim Fearon, Stanford University