International Society for New Institutional Economics
Calls for applications
The IX Research Workshop on Institutions and Organizations will take place in Pirassununga, Brazil, on October 13th-14th, 2014.
Ronald Coase, 1910-2013
ISNIE is sorry to report that Ronald Coase, one of ISNIE's founders, passed away on Monday September 2nd at the age of 102.
Professor Coase, honored with the Nobel Prize in 1991, was not only a scholar important to all economists, but one that changed the rules of the game. Economic science owes the question of whether and why institutions and organizations matters to him and for this reason he received praise and recognition over his long career. The fact that his central contributions relied upon in depth analysis of how actual governance mechanisms are built and dealt with by economic agents is also an important element of his intellectual legacy.
Beyond his intellectual mark, the ISNIE community benefited more specifically from his institutional leadership in establishing our organization.
For these reasons, we are indebted to Professor Coase as both a scholar and an entrepreneur.
Ronald Coase speech to ISNIE: The Task of the Society
Opening Address to the Annual Conference,
International Society of New Institutional Economics
Washington, DC, USA
September 17, 1999