Training scholars lies at the core of the Ostrom Workshop’s educational mission. The culmination of each seminar (POLS Y673/ECON E724/SPEA P710/LAW B592) is a mini-conference. Students and visiting scholars write papers to be presented before their colleagues. Instructors assign a WAF member to discuss—that is, summarize, praise, and criticize—each paper. Students then can take up to 5 minutes to respond. Finally, we open the floor to questions from the general audience. A Workshop tradition, the mini-conference continues to be a productive event for instructors, discussants, audience—but especially for our students.​

Mini-Conference Agendas

Find past Mini-Conference papers in the Digital Library of the Commons