Elinor Ostrom awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Advice on how to
write references to literature cited in a term paper or article.
SOS3508 Institutions and institutional design
Class starting Thursday 27 August 14:15 in seminar room D101
Reading list and requirements before oral examinations.
Schedule of lectures fall 2009
Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress,
commissioned by Nicolas Sarkozy, and cochaired by Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi.
On the Origin of Cooperation, by Elizabeth Pennisi
Science 4 September 2009: 1196-1199.
How did cooperation evolve when cheaters - those who benefit without making sacrifices - can threaten its stability?
In the ninth essay in Science's series in honor of the Year of Darwin, Elizabeth Pennisi discusses the genetic nuts
and bolts of cooperation in systems from microbes to humans.
Positive Interactions Promote Public Cooperation, by David G. Rand, Anna Dreber, Tore Ellingsen, Drew Fudenberg, and Martin A. Nowak
Science 4 September 2009: 1272-1275.
Reward is as good as punishment to promote cooperation, costs less, and increases the share out of resources up for grabs.
Introduction: Ostrom Ch 1-4
In addition: some notes on world problems based on Diamond, de Soto, and Easterly
In addition: some notes on Searle's 'The construction of social reality'
Notes on Explanations and Mechanisms: Elster Ch 1-3
Notes on Mind and Action: Elster Ch 4-14
Notes on Elster Ch 15-17
Notes on Stinchcombe 1997
Notes on North 1990
Notes on North 2005 Ch 1-6 Understanding the process of economic change I
Notes on North 2005 Ch 7-13 Understanding the process of economic change II
Notes on Rothstein 2005 Social traps and the problem of trust
Notes on Henrich and Henrich 2007 Why humanns cooperate
Notes on Ostrom 2005 Ch 5 A grammar of institutions
Seminar with Tomas Moe Skjølsvold:
One Size Fits All? Designer Institutions: Lessons from Two Flawed Attempts in Malawi
Due to examinations in SOS3001 class from 1415-1600 is cancelled. We start at
16:15 Seminar with B.E. Flø Uformelle institusjonar i norske bygder
Class presentation from Elster Ch 18-22
Notes on Ostrom 2005 Ch 6&7 Classification of rules
Class presentation from Elster Ch 23-26
Notes on Ostrom 2005 Ch 8&9 Working with rules
No class this day
Notes on Elster Ch18-26 Explaining Social Behaviour
Seminar discussion on Elster Ch 18-26
On writing term papers: Questions?
Discussion of Reinert and Diamond
For those that did not read Reinert
A summary of Reinert by Steenkiste
For those that did not read Diamond
A review of Diamond by Desowitz
Any other questions to discuss?