The Association for Institutional Thought

Student Scholars Competition Awardees


A Missing Element in the Empirical Post Keynesian Theory of Inflation – Total Credits to Households
Hongkil Kim, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Morty: Life and Times of a Mortgage During the Government Sponsored Enterprises Targeted Purchases, 1992-2005
Joseph Ballegeer, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Stationary State and the Aftermath of Prehistory: Mill and Marx on the Future of Capitalism
Márcio Santetti, University of Utah



Water as a Fictitious Commodity: A Critique of Market-Based Environmental Policies
Hannah Lawson,  Sarah Lawrence College 

Thorstein Veblen’s Conspicuous Consumption: Consequences and Policy Recommendations 
Levi Altringer, Colorado State University

The Impact of Adoption of Wrongful Discharge Laws on Union Density: 1983-2014
Eric Hoyt, University of Massachusetts Amherst



Mila Malyshava, A Different Kind of Transition: A Heterodox Analysis of the Post-Soviet Transition in Belarus

Ali Jalali, Miller Cedar Spartan Spy: Warren J. Samuels and the Institutional Reprieve of the Coase Theorem

Heidie George, Economic Model Analysis and Economic Thought: Effect of Social Relations on Model Analysis



Aqdas Afzal, What Does the Glorious Revolution Really Tell Us About Economic Institutions?

Avraham Izhar Baranes, Differential Advantages in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry: The Role of Intangible Assets

April Fleming, Credit Default Swaps: Risk Management Tools or Fuel for the Fire?



Alexander Antony Dunlap, University of Sussex, The Expanding Techniques of Progress: Agricultural Biotechnology & UN-REDD+

Brandon McCoy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, On Employment: An Analysis of the Compatibility Between Veblen and the Employer of Last Resort

Christian Spanberger, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Just Another Form of Market Governance: A Grounded Theory of Cartels



Joseph Baines, York University, Walmart's Contested Expansion in the Retail Business: Differential Accumulation, Institutional Restructuring and Social Resistance

 Zoe Sherman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, The Commodification of Audience Attention, 1865-1920

Klara Helene Stumpf, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Susanne Hanger, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Igor Ferraz da Fonseca, University of Brasilia, Including justice in institutional analysis -How do frameworks for institutional analysis consider ideas of justice?



Jordan Brennan, York University, NAFTA, Investiture and Redistribution: The Power Underpinnings of Trade and Investment Liberalization in Canada

Danielle Davis, Rollins College, Feminization of Space and Equality for Women in Morocco

Brian Werner, University of Missouri-Kansas City, The Problems of the Coase Theorem



Bret Anderson, Colorado State University, The Simultaneous Roles of Household Agency and Asset Holdings in Determining Poverty Trap Thresholds: An Empirical Study of South Africa

Manuel Ramon Souza Luz, State University of Campinas, From T(h)e(le)ology to the Evolutionary: The Essentialist Legacy and the Darwinian Possibility of Economic Theorizing

Daniel MacDonald, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, The Legal Invention of the Incomplete Contract: Law and Capitalism in Early U.S. History

Alexander Spray, University of Denver, Deregulation and Institutional Strength: Rethinking the Theoretical Basis for Financial Market Fundamentalism



Flavia Dantas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, The United Nations' Development Strategies and the Employer of Last Resort as an Alternative

Annie Tubadji, Institut füer Arbeit und Berufsforschung, Nürnberg and the Osteuropa Institut, Regensburg, The Culture-Based Development Hypothesis

Karol Gil, University of Missouri-Kansas City, The Rise of Money Managed Capitalism Within a World System: The Case of Mexico and the United States



Ian Matthew Green, Portland State University, A Comparative Perspective: Imperialism and the Forgotten Insight of Thorstein Veblen

Alla Semenova, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Veblen's Cumulative Change and the Origins of Money in Mesopotamia



Felipe Rezende, University of Missouri–Kansas City, The Nature of Government Finance in Brazil

Ryan A. Dodd, University of Missouri–Kansas City,Financial Instability, Social Justice and Direct Job Creation: The Work of Hyman P. Minsky

Richard Dadzie, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Veblen, Minsky and Neo-Classical Economists on Business Cycles: Implications for the Human Life Process

Yongbok Jeon, University of Utah, Demand-led Growth in China 1979-2004: A Kaldorian Perspective

Bernardo Stuhlberger Wjuniski, São Paulo School of Economics,The Welfare State in Light of the Athenian Economy: Karl Polanyi's Work in Perspective



Xuan Hong Thi Pham, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Institutional Adjustment, Progressive Institutional Change, and the Life Process

Tonia Warnecke, University of Notre Dame, Women as Wives, Mothers, or Workers: How Welfare Eligibility Requirements Influence Women's Labor Force Participation - A Case Study of Spain

Xiao Jiang, University of Denver, Essay on Non-Rational Consumption



Éric Tymoigne, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Fisher's Theory of Interest: A Critique

Yan Liang, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Technological Borrowing a la Veblen: A Revisiting of the Theory and Its Implications for Economic Development

Vladimir Hlasny, Michigan State University, The Role of the Profit Rate in the Business Cycle: Mitchell's Theory

Zdravka Todorova, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Incorporating Gender in Keynes Theory of Monetary Production

Ross Knippenberg, Colorado State University, Recession and Cultural Change in Japan