Department of Management, American University
  • Global Corporate Citizenship (MGMT-201 002 and 003)
  • Spring 2017
    This course prepares students to understand business as a part of a larger social ecology. 
Department of Economics, George Mason University
  • Economic Problems and Public Policy (Econ-309 002)
  • Fall 2016
    Economic problems are problems of discovering means, ends and how to avoid their waste. We consider the Austrian School of Economics, Virginia Political Economy, Bloomington Institutionalism, and Law and Economics. These schools evaluate the relationship between governance and waste. We gain a sense of the social order within policy makers operate, we see how public goods are provided and how collective entities are formed. 
  • Game Theory and the Economics of Institutions (Econ-412 002)
  • Fall 2015
    Institutions, seen as market and non-market regularities of social behavior, are jointly caused outcomes of cooperation and competition. We consider how institutions emerge in small scale and in large scale interactions. Scaling brings new kinds of phenomena for the treatment of which the economics of institutions helps more than game theory. In large scale interactions the economics of institutions gives answers to questions which game theory takes as given: how we detect the players, their strategies, their payoffs and the overlapping games in which one action simultaneously counts as move. 
Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest
  • Liberty and Worldviews
  • Spring 2012 
    The course follows Mihail Radu Solcan's book Freedom, Minds, and Institutions. As individuals plan for complex actions, they develop connections and networks. Each connection has a weight that helps individuals compare it with alternative connections. We propose that central interventions in individuals' web of interactions are bound to be arbitrary. Both central or piecemeal planning are lost in the maze of complexity. Liberty is a sophisticated, rational way to cope with complexity. 
  • Social and Political Institutions
  • Spring 2012 
    The course follows Mihail Radu Solcan's book Political and Economic Institutions. The modern philosophical perspective on institutions is overlapping the economic point of view more than philosophy's classical view according to which societies and the human being have so called natural purposes. We consider the relationship between rules and their costs. An exemplar of economic rule is private property and contract. An exemplar of political institution is democracy. We study these exemplars.