The Ronald Coase Institute
São Paulo Workshop on Institutional Analysis
May 15-21, 2011 São Paulo, Brazil
Co-sponsored with the University of São Paulo
Apply by February 15, 2011
Attend this workshop to
• Learn more about institutional analysis
• Present your own research and receive comments from established scholars
• Become part of a worldwide scholarly network, with alumni in 62 countries
Who is eligible?
• Postdoctoral social scientists – early in their careers
• Advanced graduate students – in economics, political science, administrative sciences,
and other social sciences
Participants will be selected on the basis of their research abstracts.
Admission is strictly limited, and the pace is intense. Participants must attend all sessions
and give as well as receive feedback.
As a participant, you will
Hear established scholars discuss their research and strategies to formulate research
questions, design projects, present results, and draw conclusions.
Present your own research twice
First, in a small group with faculty guidance
Second, after revisions, to the entire workshop, with formal discussants.
Network closely with faculty and other young scholars who have an enduring interest in
institutional analysis. After the daily sessions, enjoy informal conversations with faculty
and participants during delicious dinners. There will be a special event and a gala dinner.
How to apply (please follow instructions exactly)
E-mail a 1-page abstract – 350 words maximum – of a current research project
of yours, plus a 1-page curriculum vitae, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do this before the deadline: February 15, 2011.
• Abstract (1 page – 350 words max)
At the top, list the title, your name, and the number of words in the abstract.
Any co-authors must be listed here. (At most 1 person per research project can be
accepted.) Work already published is not eligible. Abstracts will be judged on the
clarity and importance of the research question, and on their institutional focus.
Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred.
• CV (1 page – 1 side only)
Include 1) your current professional status, 2) the academic degrees you have received,
with university, year, and field of study, 3) your publications, 4) citizenship, 5) date of birth,
6) country of residence, 7) contact information, 8) as references, the names of two scholars
familiar with you and your work, with their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
As subject line, use Application for 2011 São Paulo Workshop – yyy (where yyy
is your surname). Attach your abstract and CV as Microsoft Word .doc files only,
using filenames yyy abstract.doc and yyy cv.doc (where yyy is your surname).
The cost of the workshop – tuition and meals – is $2500 USD. This does not include housing
or travel expenses. All participants must stay in workshop housing.
Many fellowships will be awarded competitively to scholars from developing and transitional
countries, to cover tuition, meals, and housing. If you wish to be considered for a fellowship,
you must state that in a message accompanying your application – and indicate why
(your current professional status, resources available, etc.).
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.
See www.coase.org for more information.