Call for Papers – 7th Workshop on Relational Contracts

The 7th Workshop on Relational Contracts will be organized by Waseda University in Tokyo on August 20 – 21, 2021. The local organizer is Hideshi Itoh, the keynote lecture will be given by Rachel Kranton (Duke University). This workshop provides a forum for researchers to meet, present papers, and discuss recent developments in relational governance, informal relationships and dynamic contracts, which are key to design and manage organizations.

We invite submissions of empirical and theoretical papers. Please email a draft or an extended abstract to by March 14th 2021. The program will be announced in April. Then we will hopefully also be able to tell whether we are able to meet physically, or whether we will once again have an online workshop.

Waseda University will cover 3 nights of accommodation, as well as a reasonable airfare ticket for presenters and discussants.

If you would not like to present but would like to attend the workshop, please let us know (ideally by April 15th) so that we can have an accurate headcount.


Daniel Barron (Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management)

Matthias Fahn (Johannes Kepler University Linz and CESifo)

Marta Troya Martinez (New Economic School and CEPR)

Giorgio Zanarone (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School)