Ronald Coase Institute and CIPE to Sponsor Conference on the Impact of Coasean Research on International Economic Policies and Development

Statement/News Release

Washington DC – On March 27-28, the Ronald Coase Institute and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will sponsor a two day conference on the impact and legacy of Coasean research on international economic policies and development. Coase’s ideas about transaction costs, the nature of the firm, the role of government, and the problem of social cost are hugely influential. Coase challenged scholars and policy practitioners to examine real-world institutions, analyze alternative courses of action, and change the way we think about problems.

Speakers will include Nobel laureates Kenneth Arrow and Oliver Williamson (by video), distinguished senior scholars and practitioners, and young alumni of the Ronald Coase Institute. They will discuss the impact of Coasean research on policies and development, share field insights from China and other countries, and chart future directions for innovative, influential research.

WHO: Mary Shirley, President, Ronald Coase Institute, John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise, Kenneth Arrow, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Nobel laureate, Stanford University, Oliver Williamson, Professor of Business, Economics and Law Emeritus, Nobel laureate, University of California, Berkeley

WHAT: Conference on the Impact of Coasean Research on International Economic Policies and Development.

WHEN: March 27-28, Friday sessions from 9am to 5:30pm, and Saturday sessions from 9am to 3:30pm

WHERE: US Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20062

WHY: A conference to celebrate of the life and work of Ronald Coase and present insights from Coasean research in diverse areas ranging from barriers to agreements on climate change to the unintended consequences of “conflict mineral” prohibitions in Congo, from the effects of land tenure on insurgency in Peru to why productivity in China is higher than in India.


Published Date: March 15, 2015