Spring 2016 – Wednesday Research Series

January 27Federica Carugati *
Ostrom Workshop, Political Science Department, and Maurer School of Law,
IU Bloomington
“Constitution and Coordination: Law, Democratic Consolidation, and Economic Development in the Aftermath of War in Classical Athens” Abstract/Bio
February 3Tomas Nonnenmacher *
Department of Economics, Allegheny College
Institutions and Property RightsAbstract/Bio
February 10
4:00–5:00 p.m.Maurer School of Law, Moot Court Room 123
Ostrom Memorial Lecture:
Gary D. Libecap
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Environmental Externalities and Coasean Exchange”
February 17Junaid Alam Memon *
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad
Aligning Property Rights Regimes with Newly Emerging Demands from Natural Resources Management: A Case of Indus Delta MangrovesAbstract/Bio
February 24Kirk Harris
PhD student, Department of Political Science, IU Bloomington
Kenya’s Constituency Development Fund and the Politics of Resource AllocationAbstract/Bio
March 2Cristina Adams *
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Governing a Layered Territory: Overlapping Property Rights and Mismatching Incentives in Afro-Brazilian TerritoriesAbstract/Bio
March 9James Scott
Department of Political Science,
Yale University
Patten Lecturer at IU
Roundtable Session:
States, Statelessness, and Self-Organizing Governance Institutions Abstract/Bio
March 30Cathryn Johnson
PhD student, Department of Political Science, IU Bloomington
French Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Associational Life: Women’s Participation in Community Life and Local Government in Mali and Burkina FasoAbstract/Bio
April 6Kurt Waldman
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Ostrom Workshop, IU Bloomington
The Impact of Farmers’ Perceptions of Rainfall Uncertainty on Hybrid Maize Seed ChoiceAbstract/Bio
April 13Emma McDonell
PhD student, Department of
Anthropology, IU Bloomington
Creating Local Quinoas for a Global Marketplace: Geographic Indications, Collective Actions, and the Symbolic Commons in Peru and Bolivia’s Quinoa Territorialization ProjectsAbstract/Bio
April 20Maiko Nishi *
Urban Planning, Columbia University
Multi-Level Governance of Agricultural Landscapes in Japan: Perceptions of Farmland and Property Rights Re-ArrangementsAbstract/Bio
April 27Frans de Vries * 
Department of Economics, University
of Stirling, Scotland
Transaction Costs, Communication, and Spatial Coordination in Payment for Ecosystem Services SchemesAbstract/Bio
May 9Nadine Schröder  * 
Department of Resource Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
The Lens of Polycentricity: Identifying Polycentric Governance Systems Illustrated through Examples from the Field of Water GovernanceAbstract/Bio

* Indicates Ostrom Workshop Visiting Scholar