On September 19-20, 2019, the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and the Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) will host the fourth annual conference on the Economics of Social Sector Organizations in London.
The first day of the conference will be joint with CEPR’s Incentives, Management and Organisation (IMO) and Entrepreneurship Economics (ENT) groups and will feature a keynote speech by John Van Reenen, MIT Sloan School of Management and the Department of Economics. The second day of the conference will feature theoretical and empirical presentations that explore the broad range of organizations addressing social issues, the roles they play in society, their performance, and the reasons for their existence.
View the 2019 call for papers (pdf).
Please submit papers or extended abstracts to Salma.Nassar@chicagobooth.edu by April 19, 2019.
In fall 2016, the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics and Political Science cohosted the inaugural conference on the Economics of Social Sector Organizations, in Chicago.
This academic research conference brought together 40 faculty members from institutions across the globe, including CUNY’s Karna Basu, UCLA’s Bhagwan Chowdry, Duke’s Ofer Eldar, London School of Economic’s Maitreesh Ghatak, Harvard’s Oliver Hart, University of Oxford’s James Malcomson, Columbia’s Andrea Prat, and Loughborough University–London’s Justin Tumlinson.
The conference focuses on the growing set of organizations that are neither traditional profit-maximizing firms nor traditional wholly publicly owned or controlled government agencies.
The 2017 conference was held in London on September 22–23, and the 2018 conference was held in Chicago on Nov 2-3. View the 2018 conference agenda (pdf).
Read a recap of the 2018 conference »
The Rustandy Center and the Marshall Institute will continue to alternate hosting duties for future conferences.
To learn more about the conference, please email Salma Nassar.