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The Institutions, Organizations, and Growth (IOG) Program, in partnership with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) at the University of Chicago and the University of Stockholm, 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 are invited. For questions, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

The agenda is subject to change.

All times are local (CEST, summer time)

Agenda

Friday, June 14, 2024
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

Restaurant 

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Does Chinese Research Hinge on US Coauthors? Evidence from the China Initiative

David Strömberg, Stockholm University

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Spontaneous Inferences: Variability and Asymmetry in Social Inferences from Norm Information

Cristina Bicchieri, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

Restaurant 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ph.D. Research in Progress

Each presentation will last 40 minutes.

Enigma

Jens Oehlen, Stockholm University

Lethal Effects of Pesticide Exposure

Thomas Mikaelsen, Stockholm University

Female Teachers: The Roots of Women’s Emancipation

Monir Bounadi, Stockholm University

Mattias Folkestad, Stockholm University

4:00 pm
Break

Followed by networking

8:00 pm
Dinner

Restaurant

Saturday, June 15, 2024
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

Restaurant 

9:00 am - 10:30 am
How Political Institutions Shape Education Spending: Supermajority Requirements in U.S. School Capital Investments

David Schönholzer, Stockholm University

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Transition to Green Technology along the Supply Chain

Philippe Aghion, College de France

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

Restaurant 

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Climate Politics in the United States

Matilde Bombardini, University of California Berkeley

3:30 pm
Break

Followed by networking

7:00 pm
Boat Ride and Dinner

On board M/S Strömma

Sunday, June 16, 2024
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

Restaurant

8:30 am - 9:00 am
IOG Business Meeting

Program members and BFI senior staff only

9:00 am - 10:30 am
When Product Markets Become Collective Traps: The Case of Social Media

Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Neighborhood Choice, Intergenerational Transmission of Social Capital, and Economic Mobility

Matt Jackson, Stanford University

12:30 pm
Conference Concludes