Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy

the 15th session of the Institutionaland Organizational Economics Academy (ex-ESNIE)
held from the 16th to the 20th of May 2016 in Corsica (France).

ESNIE becomes IOEA

In fifteen years of existence, the European School of New Institutional Economic (ESNIE) has become one of the most prominent events in research on institutional and organizational economics. In 2015, in order to adapt to the School’s evolution, notably in terms of the topics being studied, ESNIE became the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy (IOEA).

Using rigorous scientific methods, Institutional and Organizational Economics (IOE) focuses on the analysis of the economic impacts and on the evolutions of co-ordination frameworks: institutions, organizations and contracts. Main subjects of investigation cover issues that are essential in the design of efficient public policies and firm strategies. IOE put emphasis on applied analysis to confront the theory to facts to enrich the former accordingly. In addition, it is based on multi-disciplinarity to stimulate cross-fertilisation among political science, anthropology, sociology, management, law, and economics.

The IOEA organizes three types of activities:

  1. A one-week spring school which is held every year at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse in Corsica (France) and combines lectures given by internationally recognized scholars, and workshops and seminars coordinated by young scientists known for their expertise either on a research topic or on a methodology;
  2. A one-day conference in Paris (held in French) where recent works on IOE are presented and discussed;
  3. Workshops focusing on a specific topic in the field

Over the years, the ESNIE/IOEA has continually built up a dense and wide network of researchers and students interested in this dynamic field.

The strong mobilization of scholars, the organization of complementary workshops and joint publications, the development of on-line resources, the benefit of well-suited facilities, the support of renowned universities, the reiterated financial support from numerous noteworthy institutions and the positive signal that these supports gives to researchers have all contributed to a long-term success. Today more than 350 alumni currently hold academic positions throughout the world, and many scientific co-operations were initiated in this framework.