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Summer Institute Participants Announced

Mar 8 2017

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In 2016 CASBS revived its storied history of summer institutes that have had transformative effects on a variety of social science fields, including behavioral economics, the study of contentious politics, and economic sociology. The institute on “Organizations and Their Effectiveness” was a tremendous success that the Center seeks to build upon this summer. This year’s institute will take place from July 10 to July 21. Once again, the Center is proud to acknowledge the institute’s co-sponsors: Stanford’s Dean of Research, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Hoover Institution, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Institute participants are young scholars (ranging from late-stage graduate students to advanced assistant professors) whose careers studying organizations are underway, and who have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for expanding their thinking about organizations towards other disciplines. An important part of the institute is that it is interdisciplinary; it brings together a cohort of highly promising young researchers from a wide range of fields and universities.

From a pool of incredibly competitive applicants, co-directors Bob Gibbons (Sloan School of Management and Economics, MIT; CASBS fellow 1994-95 and 2014-15) and Woody Powell (Graduate School of Education and Sociology, Stanford; CASBS fellow 1986-87 and 2008-09) are pleased to announce the 2017 participants below.

Participant List

2017 CASBS Summer Institute: Organizations and Their Effectiveness



Bob Gibbons Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Woody Powell Sociology/Education Stanford University


Senior Scholars

Jenna Bednar Political Science University of Michigan
Dan Carpenter Political Science/Government Harvard University
Kate Kellogg Work & Organization Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Scott Page Complex Systems, Political Science, & Economics University of Michigan


Junior Scholars

Angela Aristidou Management University of Warwick
Valentina Assenova Management Yale University
Richard Benton Sociology University of Illinois
Patricia Bromley Education Stanford University
Giovanna D'Adda Economics University of Milan Polytech
Claudine Gartenberg Management New York University
Jennifer Hadden Political Science University of Maryland
Namrata Kala Economics Harvard University
Valerie Karplus Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hongyi Li Economics University of New South Wales
Davide Marchiori Economics University of Southern Denmark
Chris Rea Sociology University of California, Los Angeles
Benjamin Schneer Political Science Florida State University
Adina Sterling Management Stanford University