The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny in the seminar. Over the years, the seminar has contributed to pushing the frontier of knowledge on governance, and on the norms and institutions that lead to societal success or failure.

The OEW Seminar meets on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00 PM in 325 Cheit Hall and is open to all members of the UC Berkeley community. If you are interested in being added to the seminar mailing list please contact Kristie Dinh.

To see past OEW Seminars, go to the archive.

Spring 2022 Schedule
Date Speaker Title of Talk/Paper
February 24
Giulia Brancaccio
“Search Frictions and Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets”
March 10
Paul Gertler
March 31
Diana Van Patten
April 14
Sam Bazzi
(UC San Diego)
April 28
Juan Ortner
(Boston University)
“The Value of Privacy in Cartels: An Analysis of the Inner Workings of a Bidding Ring”
May 12 TBA TBA