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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, John Commons, 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.

Tenth Annual Student Scholars Competition Awardees

The Association for Institutional Thought is proud to announce the winners of the Tenth Student Scholars Award Competition.  This competition seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research topics in the field of Evolutionary-Institutional Economics.

Aqdas Afzal (University of Missouri-Kansas City):
What Does the Glorious Revolution Really Tell Us About Economic Institutions?

Avraham Izhar Baranes (University of Missouri-Kansas City):
Differential Advantages in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry: The Role of Intangible Assets

April Fleming (Portland Community College):
Credit Default Swaps: Risk Management Tools or Fuel for the Fire?