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CALL FOR PAPERS
While economic development depends on investment and technology, it is now widely accepted that appropriate political, legal, economic and other social institutions have also to be in place. But there is less agreement on what those institutions (broadly defined as systems of established social rules) may be, especially at different stages of the process of economic development. There are also ongoing debates about whether globalization is leading to institutional convergence, or whether national institutional diversity can be maintained.
We invite you to participate in the Second WINIR Conference that will bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and theoretical approaches to help develop the ongoing conversation about these and other vital institutional issues.
The conference will be held in the Hotel Windsor Atlantica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will start on the afternoon of 10 September and end on the evening of 12 September with a gala dinner. There will be an optional tour on 13 September.
Abstract submissions from any discipline (300 words max.) are welcome. All submissions must be explicitly about institutions (or organisations) and/or institutional thought. Submissions should be made online at www.winir.org<http://www.winir.org/>.
Abstracts will be evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality Committee: Peter Boettke (George Mason, economics), Simon Deakin (Cambridge, law), Geoff Hodgson (Hertfordshire, economics), Timur Kuran (Duke, economics), Uskali Mäki (Helsinki, philosophy), Katharina Pistor (Columbia, law), Sven Steinmo (EUI, politics), Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute Cologne, sociology).









Keynote lectures, representing five academic disciplines, will be given by:


























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Robert Bates
Harvard
Politics



Ricardo Crespo
Austral
Philosophy



Gillian Hadfield
Southern California
Law



Dani Rodrik
Princeton
Economics



Viviana Zelizer
Princeton
Sociology

IMPORTANT DATES




15 January 2015

Abstract submission deadline





13 February 2015

Notification of acceptance





14 February 2015

Registration & room bookings open





31 May 2015

Early registration & booking deadline





31 July 2015

Registration & booking deadline





1 August 2015

Non-registered authors removed from programme





More information at www.winir.org<http://www.winir.org/>

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