The Ronald Coase Institute
Bratislava Workshop on Institutional Analysis
May 10-15, 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia
Co-sponsored by the University of Economics in Bratislava,
Virtual Scientific Laboratories, and the Tatra Banka Foundation
Apply by February 16, 2009
Attend this workshop to
· Learn more about institutional analysis
· Present your current research and receive comments from established scholars
· Become part of a worldwide network of institutional scholars.
Who is eligible?
· Postdoctoral social scientists – early in their careers
· Advanced graduate students – in economics, political science, and other social
Participants will be selected on the basis of their research abstracts. Admission is
strictly limited, and the pace is intense. Participants must attend all sessions and
give as well as receive feedback.
As a participant, you will
Hear established scholars discuss their strategies to formulate research questions,
design projects, and draw important and practical conclusions.
Make two presentations of your own research
(1) in a small group, receiving faculty guidance
(2) after revisions, to the entire workshop, with discussion following.
Network through close, informal contacts with faculty and workshop alumni from
over 55 countries who have an enduring interest in institutional analysis.
How to apply (please read carefully and follow instructions precisely)
E-mail a one-page abstract – 350 words maximum – of a current research project of yours,
plus a one-page curriculum vitae, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do this before the deadline February 16, 2009. Work already published is not eligible.
At the top of your one-page abstract, list the title, your name, and the number of words
in the abstract. Any co-authors must be listed here. (At most 1 person per research project
can be accepted.) Abstracts will be judged on the clarity and importance of the research
question, and on their institutional focus. Please do not submit any longer documents,
as they will not be read.
On your one-page CV, include your current professional status and the academic degrees
you have received, with university, year, and field of study. Also include your citizenship,
date of birth, and country of residence. Give as references the names, e-mail addresses,
and telephone numbers of two scholars familiar with you and your work.
As e-mail subject line, use Application for 2009 Bratislava Workshop – yyy
(where yyy is your surname). Attach your abstract and CV as Microsoft Word .doc files,
using filenames yyy abstract.doc and yyy cv.doc (where yyy is your surname).
The cost of the workshop – tuition and meals – is $2395 USD. This does not include hotel
accommodations or travel expenses. Some fellowships will be awarded competitively to
scholars from developing and transitional countries, for tuition, meals, and hotel accommodations.
If you wish to be considered for a fellowship, you must state that in your application.
For more information about the Ronald Coase Institute and previous workshops, see