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Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT)

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) is an organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the development of institutional thought in extension and modification of the contributions of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayres,JohnCommons, Wesley Mitchell and others.  They offer their ideas and the ideas of other Institutionalists as a basis for inquiry into the interrelationships of society.  AFIT was officially organized on April 27, 1979 at the 21st annual conference of the Western Social Science Association.

John Watkins, president of the Association for Institutional Thought, appointed John Hall (chair), Brandon McCoy, and Stephanie Welcomer to the nominating committee. The committee offered the following slate of candidates for election to AFIT offices for 2015-16 (the terms of office begin after the 2015 annual meeting). Brief biographies of the candidates are included with this ballot.

Voting closes December, 22 2014 at 5pm Pacific time.

Biographies of the candidates can be found on the Officers & Board Members Bios page.

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Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT)

The 36th Annual Meeting of AFIT will take place on April 8-11, 2015 in Portland, Oregon, at the Marriot Hotel in conjunction with the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) 57th Annual Conference.

Conference Theme:
Institutionalism: History, Theory, and Futures

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The Association for Institutional Thought
Tenth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) is proud to announce its Tenth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. This competition seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research topics in the field of Evolutionary-Institutional Economics. As a professional association, AFIT “… is devoted to encouraging and fostering the development of institutional thought in extension and modification of the contributions of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayers, John Commons, Wesley Mitchell and others.” Competing researchers are encouraged to submit papers that carry on and further advance this tradition in Evolutionary-Institutional Economics.

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