Research Series

The Wednesday Research Series provides a forum for our Graduate Students (who received seed funding for their research projects) and Visiting Scholars to present their work in progress. Research areas of interest may include those traditionally central to Ostrom Workshop research—such as institutional analysis, governance, and democracy—as well as new initiatives or extensions into new thematic areas that support the broad mission of the Ostrom Workshop.

The presenter’s paper will be available in advance of their presentation for participants to read. The presenter will give a formal presentation (up to 30 minutes) followed by audience comments and discussions.

LOCATION: Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park (Tocqueville Room)
TIME: 12:00–1:00 p.m.

The Research Series is not live streamed. Presentations are open to the public, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Fall 2017 – Wednesday Research Series

September 20Research Talk by WAF:
Daniel DeCaro
Urban & Public Affairs, Psych & Brain Sciences,  University of Louisville
"Legal Design Principles for State-Reinforced Self-Governance"
(Note: This talk will be live streamed.)
September 27Research Summaries by Visiting Scholars, Postdocs, & Graduate StudentsResearch Summaries by Visiting Scholars, Postdocs, & Graduate Students
October 4Thuy Nguyen
SPEA, IU Bloomington
"Does Firm Size Increase Corruption? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Design"
October 11No Research SeriesInstead, attend the Ostrom Memorial Lecture, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
October 18Manny Teodoro*
Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
"Privatization as Political Decoupling: Water Conservation and the 2014–2017 California Drought"
(Archived live stream)
October 25Marcela da S. Feital Benedetti *
Department of Sociology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
"Climate Change and Human Displacement: A Sociological Contribution to Understand Transitional Societies"
November 1Yuan (Daniel) Cheng
SPEA, Ostrom Research Awardee, IU Bloomington
November 8Paulo Massoca
SPEA; Ostrom Research Awardee, IU Bloomington
November 15Jordan Blekking
Geography; Ostrom Research Awardee, IU Bloomington
November 22Thanksgiving Break
November 29Julio Alberto Ramos Pastrana
Economics; Ostrom Fellow, IU Bloomington
December 6Roundtable on:
The Economics of Environmental Voting with Gustavo Torrens (Economics, IU Bloomington)

* Denotes Ostrom Workshop Visiting Scholar