Conferences

Forthcoming

“Why markets? Two views on the relationship between prosperity and freedom” (with Edward McPhail) at the first PPE Society annual meeting (March 16-19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana).

“The Devil’s Fix: James M. Buchanan and the Pinochet Junta” (with Andrew Farrant) at the 54th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society (March 2-4, New Orleans, Louisiana).

“Contestation, Shared Community, and Development” at the 54th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society (March 2-4, New Orleans, Louisiana).

Past participation

“Left Behind: Towards an Explanation of Communist Nostalgia” (with Olga Nicoara), Southern Economic Association, 86th Annual Meeting, November 19 – 21, 2016, Washington, DC

“Renegotiating Faustian Bargains: How Political Power Operates in a Rule of Law System”, Southern Economic Association, 86th Annual Meeting, November 19 – 21, 2016, Washington, DC

“Polycentricity: What it is and why it matters?” (with Ion Sterpan) at the 53rd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society (March 10-12, 2016, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).

“The Evolution of Governance Structures in a Polycentric System” (with Edward McPhail) at the 53rd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society in the “Governance and public choice: Ostromian themes and interpretations” panel organized by Paul Dragos Aligica (March 10-12, 2016, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).

“Polycentricity, competitive governance, and market competition theory and analysis: The potential and the limits of a theoretical analogy” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) at the Polycentricity Workshop at the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University organized by William Blomquist and Andreas Theil (December 14-17, 2015, Bloomington, Indiana).

“Economic Development in a Rent-seeking Society: The Vietnam Development Model” (with Christine Ngo) at the Southern Economic Association annual meeting (November 21-23, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana)

“Polycentric Structure and Informal Norms: Competition and Coordination within the Scientific Community” at the Southern Economic Association annual meeting (November 21-23, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana)

“Polycentric Stakeholder Analysis: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility under Value Heterogeneity” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) at the Academy of Management 75th annual meeting (August 7-11, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

“The Economic Theory of a Compound Republic: A Calculus of Consent Model of Self-Governance, Institutional Diversity, and Optimal Federalism” at the 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society in “Public Choice and the Fiscal Constitution” panel organized by Georg Vanberg (March 12-15, 2015, San Antonio, Texas).

“Escape from Europe: A Calculus of Consent Model of the Origins of Democracy in North America” (with Kyle O’Donnell) at the at the 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society in the “Entrepreneurial Governance” panel organized by Lotta Moberg (March 12-15, 2015, San Antonio, Texas).

“Escape from Europe: A Calculus of Consent Model of the Origins of Democracy in North America” (with Kyle O’Donnell) at the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) International Conference in the “Contributions to Virginia Political Economy” panel organized by Peter Boettke (April 12-14, 2015, Cancún, Mexico).

“Embedding and distinguishing polycentricity in research on environmental governance: a review and outlook” (with Andreas Thiel, Bill Blomquist, Paul Aligica, Dan Cole, Dustin Garrick, Anas Malik, Edella Schlager, James Skurray) at the 15th Biannual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (May 25-29, 2015, Alberta, Canada).

“Entrepreneurial Capitalism: The Microeconomics, Institutions, and Ideology of Sustainable Disequilibrium” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) at Southern Economic Association annual meeting, on the “The Political Economy of Entrepreneurial Capitalism” panel organized by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (November 22-24, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia).

“Polycentricity and the Meaning of Self-Governance: The Role of the Calculus of Consent in Elinor Ostrom’s ‘Design Principles’” at the Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW5) (June 18–21, 2014, Indiana University Bloomington).

“Out-of-Control Capitalism? The Political Consequences of Creative Destruction” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (April 13-15, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada).

“A Structural Analysis of Regulatory Capitalism” (with Julia Norgaard and Ryan Safner) at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (April 13-15, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada).

“Polycentricity and the Meaning of Self-Governance: The Role of the Calculus of Consent in Elinor Ostrom’s ‘Design Principles’” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) at the The 51st Annual Public Choice Society Conference (March 6-9, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina).

“Co-Production, Polycentricity and Value Heterogeneity: The Ostroms’ Public Choice Institutionalism Revisited” (with Paul Dragos Aligica), Southern Economic Association annual meeting (November 23-25, 2013, Tampa, Florida)

“Resilience and Market Failure”, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics at the Southern Economic Association annual meeting (November 23-25, 2013, Tampa, Florida)

“The Emergence of Action Arenas: Searle and Ostrom on the Interplay between Political Power and Institutional Evolution”, Institute for Humane Studies’ Fall Research Colloquium (November 15-17, Fairfax, Virginia).

“Firm Internationalization in Transition Economies: A Romanian Case Study through Public Choice Theoretical Lenses” (with Paul Dragos Aligica), Academy of Management 73rd annual meeting, conference theme “Capitalism in Question”, on the panel “Firm Internationalization in Transition Economies” (August 9-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida)

“The Varieties of Liberty Ideals” at the “Symposium on Scholarship & a Free Society” organized by the Institute for Humane Studies (May 24 – 27, 2013, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA).

“Crony Capitalism: Rent-Seeking, Institutions, and Ideology” (with Dragos Paul Aligica) at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (April 14 – 16, 2013, Maui, Hawaii). [slides]

“Alternative Economic Systems and Institutional Resilience: Lessons from Elinor Ostrom’s Work” (with Dragos Paul Aligica) at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (April 14 – 16, 2013, Maui, Hawaii). [slides]

“Economic Systems, Stages Theory and the Political Economy of Regulatory Capitalism” at the 82nd annual conference of the Southern Economic Association November 16-18, 2012 in New Orleans, LA.

“Co-Production, Polycentricity and Public Value. Ostrom’s Institutionalism and Beyond” (with Dragos Paul Aligica), Creating Public Value in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power World conference at the University of Minnesota, September 20-22, 2012.

“Romania: Impressive improvisation on the short run, dark structural clouds on the long run horizon”, The Uses of Austerity: Spending Cuts, Stimulus and Reform in the Economic Crisis authors meeting conference in Brussels, 21-22 June 2012, organized by the Centre for European Studies.

“Regulatory Capitalism: Overview of the concept, implications of the phenomenon” (with Dragos Paul Aligica), at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (1-3 April, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada). Conference theme: “Wither Leviathan? Changing Roles for the State”. For the panel organized by Richard Williams, “From Regulatory Capitalism to Regulatory Global Regimes”.

“Exploring State Capitalism: Theories and Models of Mercantilism, Socialism, and Rent Seeking” (with Dragos Paul Aligica), at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference (1-3 April 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada). Conference theme: “Wither Leviathan? Changing Roles for the State”

“Economic Performance, Social Safety and Individual Happiness: A Comparative Approach to Communist and Post-Communist Romania” (with Dragos Paul Aligica) at the International Symposium “The First Years of Post-Communism: Transitions and Legacies”, 26th of November 2010, organized by the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER).

“The Costs of Drug Prohibition” at the conference A War without Winners: 50 Years of Drug Prohibition, 24th of June 2011, Bucharest, organized by the Romanian Harm Reduction Network. [slides]

Workshops

“Special Economic Zones and the Calculus of Consent among Corrupt Elites: Why no Chinese Miracle in Africa?”, 26 September 2013, Graduate Student Paper Workshop at the Mercatus Center (with Lotta Moberg).

Attended The Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought, University of Richmond, June 14-17, 2013 organized by Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

“The Emergence of Action Arenas: Searle, Ostrom and Complexity Theory”, 14 February 2013, Graduate Student Paper Workshop at the Mercatus Center.

“The Hayekian Justification of Democratic Constitutions”, Center for Institutional Analysis and Development (CADI) Workshop, 16 January 2013.

“Possible Futures of Capitalism” (with Dragos Paul Aligica), CADI Workshop, 28 June 2012. [slides]

“Austerity policies in Romania: 2007-2011”, CADI Workshop, 15 June 2012. [slides]

“Do Progressives, Conservatives and Libertarians Understand Freedom Differently? A Comparative Analysis of United States and Romania”, 25 October 2012, Graduate Student Paper Workshop at the Mercatus Center.

“The Bayesian Meaning of the Risk Uncertainty Distinction: An Adaptation of Kirznerian Entrepreneruship”, 10 February 2012, Graduate Student Paper Workshop at the Mercatus Center.

“Polycentricity: the structure of spontaneous order in complex social systems”, CADI Workshop, 6 May 2011. [slides]

“Models, Emergence, and Social Simulations”, Normev workshop at the the Research Center for Applied Ethics at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 11 April 2011. [slides]

“Future of Rural Communities in Romania” workgroup, at the international Bucharest Dialogues workshop, “Integrating Futures Methodologies”, 9th – 11th of June 2010, organized by The Executive Agency for Higher Education and Research Funding as part of the project “Quality and Leadership for Romanian Higher Education”.

“The meaning of freedom”, CADI Workshop, 1 April 2010. [slides]

“The Extension of the Public Sphere and the Reconfiguration of the Private Sphere”, CADI Workshop, 5 Mar. 2010 (with Constantin Vica).

“Evolutionary Psychology: Implications for Political Philosophy”, CADI Workshop, 18 May 2009. [slides]

“How and Why Does the Scientific Community Work So Well and What Can Society in General Learn from It?”, CADI Workshop, 20 Feb. 2009. [slides]

“From Informal Social Rules to Formal Institutions”, CADI Workshop, 13 Jun. 2008. [slides]

“The Origin of Human Society”, CADI Workshop, 18 Mar. 2008.

“What Are Social Facts and Where Do They Come From?”, CADI Workshop, 12 Feb. 2008.

“Political Options and Theories on Human Nature”, CADI Workshop, 14 Dec. 2007.

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