Harwood Graduate Colloquium

Host: Edward Stringham, President of the American Institute for Economic Research

Date: April 12th – 15th 2018

Location: American Institute for Economic Research, 250 Division Street, Great Barrington, MA

Attendants: twelve graduate students

Registration fee: $150

Stipend: $1000 for US applicants, $1500 international applicants

Deadline for applications: February 16th; successful applicants will be informed by February 23rd.

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The Harwood Graduate Colloquium is a four-day event intended for graduate students, and will be a combination of morning discussion sessions based on pre-assigned readings and afternoon lecture sessions given by prominent scholars associated with the colloquium’s theme. The theme of this year’s edition is Alternative Institutions of Governance. Our goal is to encourage promising graduate students to push the frontiers in our understanding of governance institutions, forge new research collaborations and network with their peers and established scholars from this field.

Accommodation for the twelve selected attendees will be provided for at the mansion of the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington where they will stay alongside our scholars for the duration of the colloquium. Transportation from and back to Albany Airport and Hudson train station will be arranged by AIER.

Students are we expected to be prepared for an in-depth discussion of the assigned readings, which will be sent to the successful applicants together with the letter of acceptance on February 23rd.

Concept of the discussion sessions

Each of the sessions will be based on three readings (individual papers or book chapters) and will be moderated by an established scholar. All discussion sessions will be 90 min long.

Session 1:        Club Governance, Edward Stringham

Session 2:        Justice and Defense independent of government, David Skarbek

Session 3:        Bottom-up Institutions and the Study of Polycentric Orders, Alexander Salter

Session 4:        Collective Decision-Making and its Potential for Reform, Max Gulker
 

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM

 

Session 1

9:00-10:30 AM

Session 3

9:00-10:30 AM

Brunch

11:00-12:00 AM

BREAK

BREAK

 

Session 2

11:00-12:30 AM

Session 4

11:00-12:30 AM

LUNCH

LUNCH

Pitch*

2:00-3:30 PM

Lecture 3

2:00-3:30 PM

BREAK

Ping Pong Tournament

Pitch*

4:00-5:00 PM

RECEPTION

5:00-6:00 PM

 

BBQ

5:00-6:30 PM

Lecture 1

6:00-7:30

DINNER

6:00-7:00 PM

Debate among Professors and Q&A

6:30-8:00 PM

 

Lecture 2

7:00-8:30 PM

SOCIAL OR OUTSIDE EVENT

SOCIAL

SOCIAL

 

*The pitch sessions are meant as an opportunity for participants to give very brief summaries of their own research agendas.

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