Spring 2015


  • 1-26-15: Resolving the Authoritarian Dilemma: Policy Outcomes and Political Control in the Hong Kong Legislative Council
    Professor William Bianco, Department of Political Science, IUB
  • 2-2-15: Formal Institutions and the IAD Framework: Bringing the Law Back In
    Professor Daniel Cole, Mauer School of Law, IUB
  • 2-9-15: Where is the Ecology in Social-Ecological Systems Research? A Review of Methods
    Dr. Adena Rissman, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2-12-15: The Violence Trap: A Political-Economic Approach to the Problems of Development
    Professor Barry Weingast, Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • 2-23-15: A Preliminary Report on the Strategic Plan
    Professor Lee Alston, Ostrom Workshop Director; and Addie Backlund, Consultant
  • 3-2-15: Fiscal Federalism and Legislative Malapportionment: Causal Evidence from Independent but Related Natural Experiments
    Dr. Gustavo Torrens, Department of Economics, IUB
  • 3-9-15: Who Responds to U.S. News & World Report's Law School Rankings?
    Professor Jeffrey Stake, Mauer School of Law, IUB; and Professor Michael Alexeev, Department of Economics, IUB
  • 3-23-15: River Basin Councils as Action Arenas: Analyzing Rules and Norms in the Lerma-Chapala River Basin Council Using the IAD Framework
    Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, Public Administration Division, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE Region Centro, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • 3-25-15: Civic Participation in Public Goods Provision: The Efficacy of Institutional Reforms in Kenya's Constituency Development Fund
    Kirk Harris, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, IUB
  • 3-30-15: Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business
    Professor Ajay Mehrotra, Mauer School of Law, IUB
  • 4-1-15: Entrepreneurship, Corruption and Income Inequality
    Farzana Chowdhury, Doctoral Candidate, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB
  • 4-6-15: Fiscal Decentralization and Budget Discipline in Russia's Regions
    Professor Michael Alexeev, Department of Economics, IUB
  • 4-8-15: The Public Good Nature of the Urban Forest and Implications for Management
    Shannon Watkins, PhD Student, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUB
  • 4-13-15: Applying Anthony Giddens' Structuration Theory to Committee Governance: Translating Theoretical Propositions into Methodological Principles
    Dr. Mark Lock, ARC Discovery Indigenous Research Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 4-15-15: Capabilities and Demand for Civic Engagement in the Development Policy Process: Cases from Mexico and India
    Dr. Forrest Fleischman, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management; Texas Agrilife Research, Texas A&M University; and Dr. Claudia Rodriguez Solorzano, Department of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College
  • 4-20-15: Political Economy of Crony Capitalism
    Dr. Armando Razo, Department of Political Science, IUB
  • 4-24-15: Revisiting The Communist Manifesto
    James Farr, Professor of Political Science; Director, Chicago Field Studies, Northwestern University
  • 4-27-15: Biasing Access to Justice: A Social Psychological and Experimental Investigation of the Signaling Effect of Pro Se Status
    Dr. Victor Quintanilla, Mauer School of Law, IUB