8th Workshop on Relational Contracts

The 8th Workshop on Relational Contracts  will be organized by Waseda University in Tokyo, on August 5th and 6th, 2022. The local organizer is Hideshi Itoh, Rachel Kranton (Duke University) has agreed to give the the keynote lecture.

We now invite submissions to this year’s workshop. Please email a draft or an extended abstract to relationalcontracts@gmail.com by March 31st. The program will be announced in April/May. As of now, we are optimistic that this year we will finally be able to meet again in person. But of course, this will depend on the Covid situation, so let us keep our fingers crossed!

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 still attend the workshop, please let us know (ideally by May 31st) so that we can have an accurate headcount.

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.


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)