Mercatus Center at George Mason University will be hosting a conference on the Life & Legacy of Douglass North.
Twenty-five years ago, in October 1993, Douglass C. North was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. North was recognized for his advances to the field of modern economic history and for integrating sociology, statistics, and history in his research.
In March 2018, Professors Lee Alston, John Nye, and Barry Weingast will host a conference, sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, to reflect on the impact of North’s work on the discipline. The conference will be structured around five key periods in North’s career: 1) Cliometrics and Measurement; 2) Relative Prices, Property Rights, and Transaction Costs; 3) Institutions; 4) Belief and Cognition; and 5) Violence. Each theme will have a keynote lecture and a series of paper presentations.
The conference will also be open for students and scholars. There is no registration fee, but attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.