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George Stigler, 50 Years Later

In 2021, to mark the 50-year anniversary of George Stigler’s seminal piece “The Theory of Economic Regulation,” the Stigler Center publication ProMarket published an e-book collection of articles commemorating this landmark article and assessing where his theory stands in today’s world.

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Capitalisn’t, the Stigler Center podcast, examines the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean and Chicago Booth's Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it.

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ProMarket, the publication of the Stigler Center, promotes discussion about the many ways in which special interests subvert competition in the marketplace. In the finest University of Chicago tradition, ProMarket does so with data and the rigor of academic work, but without the pedantry that often accompanies them.


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