Week in Review – Vol. 1 No. 8

October 8, 2021  

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Congressional Reform

Congressional Reform

Be sure to watch to our Congressional Reform Conversation featuring Professor Michael Minta. He is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota and studies political representation and minority interests in Congress.

Rights & Liberties

Sunwater scholar, Joseph Kochanek, hosts a series on the Federalist Papers to discuss what our founders thought at the time they were written, and relates these concepts to the present day. In Federalist 8, Hamilton argued that if the states failed to ratify the Constitution, consequences such as increased executive power and the emergence of standing armies would be made more likely, rather than less likely. Here you can find Federalist 8.

Property, Markets, Trade

Property, Markets, Trade

Sunwater Institute’s scholar, Robert Gmeiner, has co-authored an article published in the International Review of Law and Economics: Encouraging domestic innovation by protecting foreign intellectual property. They develop a model that shows that countries will have higher levels of innovation when respecting both domestic and foreign intellectual property.

Group Decision Making

Sunwater Institute’s scholar, Ani Harutyunyan, has co-authored an article on social learners impact on group decision making published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: Dynamical system model predicts when social learners impair collective performance.

Sunwater’s Good Read

Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress by Eric Schickler

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