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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"

 

Past Research Workouts


Some lemmings at the First GROE Research Workout, April 2010, in Privas, France


Second GROE Research Workout

26-30 May 2011, Le Moulinage Ouest, Privas, Ardèche, France

 

 

At Mont Toulon in Privas

 Professor John Davis helps Beatrice

 Francesca wins an economics game

     

 Geoff looks sceptical

 The place where you choose your preferences (meta-preference function)

John Davis chooses his identity in the meta-preference boutique

2011 Programme

 

Thursday 26 May

Arrival

 

20.00

Dîner au Moulinage Ouest

Friday 27 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-12.00

Presentations of current research by Denise, Francesca and Béatrice (45 mins each for presentation and discussion)

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

13.30-15.00

Talk by Zohreh Emami “How people learn - implications for teaching and learning in economics”

 

Tea or Coffee

15.30-17.00

Discussion of Deirdre McCloskey (2010) Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World, led by Béatrice

17.30-19.00

Talk by John Davis “Bounded Rationality and Bounded Individuality”

20.00

Dîner au Poivre d’Ane, Coux

Saturday 28 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-11.00

Presentations of current research by Robbie and Germana (45 mins each for presentation and discussion)

11.00-12.30

Talk by Geoff Hodgson: “The Problem of Cooperation and the Unbearable Emptiness of Rationality”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.00-18.30

Economic Crisis – competitive and role-playing game

20.00

Dîner au Poivre d’Ane, Coux

Sunday 29 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-11.00

Talk by Ariell Reshef: “Wages and Human Capital in the US Financial Industry 1909-2006”

11.00-12.30

Discussion of readings on the topic “Can economics be reformed after the crash? And if so how?” led by Francesca

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

13.30-17.00

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

 

Tea or Coffee

17.30-19.00

Round table on how we do research and what motivates us to do it – led by Ariell, Geoff, John, and Zohreh

20.00

Dîner au Moulinage Ouest

Monday 30 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

Departure

 

 


 

Third GROE Research Workout

24-28 May 2012, Le Moulinage Ouest, Privas, Ardèche, France

Guest tutor: Prof Uskali Mäki, Academy of Finland and University of Helsinki

 

 

Programme

 

Thurs 24 May

Arrival by 21.00

Dîner au Moulinage Ouest

Friday 25 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-10.45

Paper by Francesca on ”Complementarity and Institutional change”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.15-12.30

Paper by Denise on ”Organisation ecology: the adaptation versus selection debate revisited”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.00-15.30

Discussion of Philip Kitcher (1993) The Advancement of Science led by Geoff

 

Tea or Coffee

16.00-17.15

Presentation by Béatrice on her latest research

 

Free time

20.00

Dîner au Poivre d’Ane, Coux

Saturday 26 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-10.45

Paper by David on ”The nexus paradox: Legal personality and the theory of the firm”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.15-12.30

Paper by Robbie on ”An institutional analysis of long-term economic growth”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

14.00-15.30

Paper by Uskali on ”How does the performativity thesis perform? No need to trash the authentic Austin”

16.00-18.00

Economics Treasure Hunt

 

Free time

20.00

Dîner au Poivre d’Ane, Coux

Sunday 27 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

09.30-10.45

Paper by Tassos on ”The dual self and internal games”

 

Tea or Coffee

11.15-12.30

Paper by Geoff on ”The uncertain future of institutional and evolutionary economics”

 

Déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

13.30-17.15

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

17.30-19.30

Wine tasting competition

20.00

Dîner au Moulinage Ouest

Monday 28 May

 

Petit déjeuner au Moulinage Ouest

Departure