Hal Weitzman is an adjunct associate professor of behavioral science at Chicago Booth, editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Review, and host of The Big Question, Booth’s video panel discussion series. He was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times from 2000 to 2012. His new book, What’s the Matter with Delaware (2022), explores the state’s outsized role in the US corporate landscape.Hal Weitzman
Corporations, Secrecy, and Ethics
Booth’s Hal Weitzman and UChicago’s Kimberly Kay Hoang explored the power that corporations hold in society.
What power do corporations hold over public policy? How do they influence what’s legal or illegal? Thought leaders from Booth and beyond discussed these questions at the latest event in our A Meeting of the Minds series.
On June 15, Hal Weitzman, a professor of behavioral science at Booth, and Kimberly Kay Hoang, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, came together to debate the ethics of corporations, the importance of transparency, and much more. They were joined by Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean, who moderated their conversation. You can now explore key takeaways by reading our recap article or watching the full recording of the event.
Meeting of the Minds is sponsored by Chicago Booth and the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. Our goal is to bring together leading thinkers in business and the humanistic fields to engage in a series of thoughtful (and perhaps provocative) conversations about the symbiotic relationship between culture and business.
Kimberly Kay Hoang is an associate professor of sociology and the college and the director of global studies at the University of Chicago. Her books and articles have been awarded over 18 prizes from several different professional associations. Her forthcoming book, Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets (2022), explores the Panama Papers and the behavior of large companies in emerging market economies.Kimberly Kay Hoang
Bethany McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a columnist for Yahoo Finance, and a contributor to CNBC. She serves as cohost of the podcast Capitalisn’t, a collaboration between Chicago Booth Review and the Stigler Center, where she’s also a board member. McLean is currently working on a book about the economic consequences of the pandemic.Bethany McLean