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[Past Workouts]

   

Thorstein Veblen 

"The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before."

 

 
   

 

Charles Darwin

"... the theory of Natural Selection ... implies no necessary tendency to progression."

 

 

 

   

Alfred Marshall

“... facts by themselves are silent. Observation discovers nothing directly of the actions of causes, but only of sequences in time.”

 

 
            

Albert Einstein

“It is the theory that describes what we can observe.”

 

 
   

 Willam James 

“Habit is thus the enormous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent.”

 

 

 

Douglass North

"The development of more efficient economic organization is surely as important a part of the growth of the Western World as is the development of technology, and it is time it received equal attention."

 

 
   

 Richard Nelson and Sidney Winter

"routines play the role that genes play
in biological evolutionary theory"

 

 
   

 J Stanley Metcalfe

"Evolutionary theory is a manner of reasoning in its own right ... biologists ... simply got there first"

 

GROE organises annual Research Workouts for its academic staff and PhD students. These are designed to enhance research skills and develop our research.

Fourth GROE Research Workout

4-9 June 2013, Le Moulinage Ouest, Privas, Ardèche, France

Guest tutor: Prof Andrew Tylecote, (Emeritus) University of Sheffield

 

 

Programme

 

Tues 4 June

Arrival by 21.00

Dîner au Poivre d’Ane, Coux

Wed 5 June

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.00-10.30

Paper by Francesca on “A bibliometric analysis of the literature on institutional complementarities”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.00-12.30

Paper by Denise on “The origins of organizational routines: A study of the dispositions of entrepreneurs in start-up enterprises”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.00-15.30

Discussion of Daron Acemoglu, S. Johnson and J. A. Robinson, (2005) “Institutions as a Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth”, in Philippe Aghion and Steven N. Durlauf (eds) (2005) Handbook of Economic Growth: Volume 1A, pp. 385-472, led by Geoff

 

Tea or Coffee

16.00-19.30

Free time

20.00

Dîner dans un restaurant local

Thu 6 June

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.00-10.30

Paper by David on “The Birth of the Modern Theory of the Corporation: Some Neglected Aspects”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.00-12.30

Paper by Robbie on “Institutional Flexibility and Economic Growth: A Rehabilitation of Mancur Olson”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.30-18.00

Economics Treasure Hunt

 

Free time

20.00

Dîner dans un restaurant local

Fri 7 June

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.00-10.30

Talk by Geoff on Conceptualizing Capitalism: A project for a book

 

Tea or Coffee

11.00-12.30

Discussion of Elinor Ostrom (1990) Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, led by David

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.30-18.00

Ascent of Serre d’Ayres (our local institutionalist mountain) height 467m

20.00

Dîner dans un restaurant local

Sat 8 June

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.00-10.30

Paper by Andrew on “Institutions matter: but which institutions?”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.00-12.30

Meeting of GROE members

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.30-19.00

Wine tasting competition

20.00

Dîner dans un restaurant local

Sun 9 June

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

Departure