Past Conferences

Political Economy of Inequality
October 28-29, 2016



Political Economy in the Chicago Area
October 24, 2014



Text as Data
October 10 - 11, 2014



14th Annual Business Strategy and the Non-Market Environment Conference (a.k.a. "SBE")
April 21 - 22, 2014
This conference explored how firms' business strategies interrelate with the social, legal, and political environment in which they operate. The conference brought together scholars interested in integrating business environment issues and business strategy.



Conflict and Cooperation Conference
May 13 - 14, 2013
The conference covers a wide range of topics including national nd ethnic conflict, conflict between firms, between firms and consumers or national leaders and some of their citizens.



2013 Northwestern Workshop - Wholesale Electricity Markets: Hurdles to Overcome
January 29-30, 2013
This workshop brought together regulators, academics and representatives from the Electricity Markets to identify the problems and current knowledge surrounding wholesale electricity markets.

Hosted in conjunction with Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Sciences and Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Nortwestern (ISEN).



6th Annual Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference
November 9, 2012
This event brings together researchers in political economy from the greater Chicago area to present papers, share ideas, and foster a more collaborative research community. The conference is intended for rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy.

Hosted in conjunction with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



3rd Annual Text As Data Conference
October 5-6, 2012

This year to be held at Harvard University, we once again bring together inter-disciplinary researchers from political science, computer science and linguistics to investigate new approaches to utilizing text in political science research. Recent developments in digital archiving as well as breakthroughs in automatic language-processing methodologies are creating unprecedented opportunities for searching, categorizing, and extracting political information from text. Researchers from various fields are beginning explore these opportunities, but progress has been hampered by the typical problems of inter-disciplinary research endeavors: researchers with domain expertise may lack a deep understanding of appropriate methods, while methodological experts may lack a deep appreciation of the research questions that such methods may help to address. The purpose of this gathering is to continue efforts to bridge this gap.



Kellogg Risk Summit
May 17, 2012

This annual event focuses on the management of reputational and regulatory risks, and explores the frameworks firms now use to minimize such risks and to build solid corporate reputations. Additional summit information and registration details can be found here.



Conflict and Cooperation Conference
May 9-10, 2012

The conference covers a wide range of topics including national and ethnic conflict, conflict between firms, between firms and consumers or national leaders and some of their citizens, etc.



Conflict and Cooperation Conference
April 25-26, 2011
The conference covers a wide range of topics including national and ethnic conflict, conflict between firms, between firms and consumers or national leaders and some of their citizens, etc.



2nd Annual Text as Data Conference
March 10-11, 2011

Following up on last years' innovative two-day workshop, we once again bring together inter-disciplinary researchers from political science, computer science and linguistics to investigate new approaches to utilizing text in political science research. Recent developments in digital archiving as well as breakthroughs in automatic language-processing methodologies are creating unprecedented opportunities for searching, categorizing, and extracting political information from text. Researchers from various fields are beginning explore these opportunities, but progress has been hampered by the typical problems of inter-disciplinary research endeavors: researchers with domain expertise may lack a deep understanding of appropriate methods, while methodological experts may lack a deep appreciation of the research questions that such methods may help to address. The purpose of this gathering is to continue efforts to bridge this gap.