Past Conferences

 

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.


4th Annual Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference
October 13, 2010

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


 

10th Annual Strategy and the Business Environment Conference
May 7-8, 2010

This high profile conference brings together scholars interested in integrating business environment issues and business strategy. Conference presentations will explore the interrelationships between the business strategies of firms and the social, legal, and political environment in which they operate and will span a wide range of research perspectives and methodologies including formal theoretical modeling, quantitative research drawing upon historical or archival data, surveys, or publicly available data, and qualitative research.


Text as Data Conference
March 11-12, 2010

This innovative two-day workshop brings 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 begin to bridge this gap.


Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference
October 9, 2009
The idea of the conference is to bring together researchers in political economy from the greater Chicago area, present papers, share ideas, and foster a tighter research community. The conference is intended for rigorous theoretical, empirical, and experimental work in the field of political economy.
Presented by the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship & the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business


Language, Politics, and Literature Conference
September 30, 2009
This one-day colloquium brings together
researchers from different disciplines to reflect on the uses and limits of digitally assisted text analysis in a field bounded by the terms ‘language’, ‘politics’, and ‘literature’.


Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference
February 23, 2009


Conflict and Cooperation Conference
November 7-8, 2008
The conference covered 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
November 16-17, 2007
The conference covered 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.


Communication, Game Theory & Language Conference
September 8-9, 2007



Values-Driven Judgment and Reasoning
April 6-7, 2007
Our intention is to bring together around 40 scholars with research and teaching interests in issues related to values. The motivation for the conference stems from a perception that a common interest has spawned several separate lines of research that appear to address the same general phenomenon from a variety of different directions.  We hope this conference will examine the key theoretical and empirical issues these perspectives share and facilitate direct communication between scholars. Examples of relevant questions include: How do strongly held values influence perception, construal, and judgment?  What is the relationship between values, cognitive biases, and heuristic processing?  What is the role of affect in the formation, maintenance, and functioning of values?  How does culture affect the acquisition, transmission, and expression of values?


Conflict and Cooperation Conference
November 10-11, 2006
The conference covered 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.
Read about the conference


Business and Ethics Conference
May 19-20, 2006
The intention was to bring together scholars with both research and teaching interests in ethical issues confronting managers and business organizations. The motivation for the conference derives less from the recent and very public series of corporate scandals, and more from the increased academic interest in integrating the insights of social psychology with more standard economic theory. In particular, we investigated questions regarding managerial decision-making when individuals are not governed exclusively by material incentives. Examples of such questions include: How should managers design incentives when agents are motivated at least in part by considerations of fairness and trust? What happens to decision-making when the individuals affected by a decision hold heterogeneous ethical values?


Conflict and Cooperation Conference
March 31-April 1, 2006
The conference covered 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. Read a synopsis of the conference.


Conference on Complex Systems 2004
October 30-31, 2004
Second annual. The Center for Business Government and Society rapidly expands its study on complexity theory as an enterprising partner in the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).


Conference on Complex Systems 2003
October 24-25, 2003
The Complexity Group held its first conference at the Allen Center on Northwestern's Evanston Campus.