Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Registration Open: Douglass North Symposium

On March 2-3, 2018, professors Lee Alston, John Nye, and Barry Weingast will host a conference, sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, to consider the impact of Douglass North’s work on the discipline of economics: "The Life & Legacy of Douglass North." The conference, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of North's Nobel Prize in Economics, will be structured around five key periods in his career: 1) Cliometrics and Measurement; 2) Relative Prices, Property Rights, and Transaction Costs; 3) Institutions; 4) Belief and Cognition; and 5) Violence. Each theme will have a keynote lecture and a series of paper presentations.
    Registration is now open. There is no registration fee, but attendees will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.