AAC : IV Workshop on Formal and Informal Institutions for Growth and Development, 22–23 November—LIMITE : 06/​09/​2021

Call for papers – 2021 Edition. 

IV Workshop on Formal and Informal Institutions for Growth and Development

PARIS, November 22–23, 2021

*** DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS : September 6, 2021 ***

Since 2018, the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne (CES) orga­nizes a work­shop on the role of formal and informal insti­tu­tions in economic choices and, ulti­mately, on growth and development.

The work­shop features contri­bu­tions in the fields of devel­op­ment economics, polit­ical economics, economic history, law and economics, envi­ron­mental economics, finan­cial economics, economics of migra­tion, labour and family economics.

Different approaches, ranging from empir­ical, to histor­ical, exper­i­mental, or theo­ret­ical are welcome.

Programmes of the previous editions are avail­able at different pages of this website : 2018, 2019, 2020.


Indi­vid­uals, entre­pre­neurs, and policy-makers make rele­vant choices taking into account specific constraints of the house­holds, orga­ni­za­tions, markets, and coun­tries in which they live and operate. Accord­ingly, an enor­mous body of research has discussed how such constraints are shaped by social and legal norms, which in turn arise from tradi­tions, culture and polit­ical choices.

In the light of existing liter­a­ture, further research is needed to improve the under­standing of these “humanly devised constraints” and the related policy implications.

This work­shop aims at creating a forum to discuss cutting-edge research connecting in a causal way insti­tu­tional features to economic outcomes in well-defined contexts to take into account rele­vant hetero­geneity between soci­eties and economic envi­ron­ments when formu­lating policy implications.


Researchers inter­ested in presenting their work at the work­shop can send a .pdf file of the draft paper (or long abstract) to workshop-​institutions@​univ-​paris1.​fr before September 6, 2021.

Noti­fi­ca­tion of accep­tance will be commu­ni­cated soon after the deadline.


There are no regis­tra­tion fees for presenting authors, however no travel and acco­mo­da­tion costs can be reim­bursed. Coffee breaks and meals during the work­shop are offered to speakers.


The work­shop will be orga­nized in thematic plenary sessions and will host the presen­ta­tion of about 10 papers. About 45 minutes will be dedi­cated to presen­ta­tion and discus­sion of each paper.


The Work­shop will take place on November 22–23, 2021.

Condi­tional on the sani­tary context, the work­shop is expected to take place at the Maison des Sciences Économiques, 106–112 bd de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris.


The orga­nizing committee includes researchers from different CES depart­ments : Laetitia Duval, Morgane Laouenan, Hélène Latzer, Michela Limardi, Léa Marchal, Laurine Martinoty, Mathilde Maurel, Luigi Moretti, Jérôme Valette.


The work­shop is financed by CES-AAP 2021.