As part of the inaugural Affiliate Fellows program at the Stigler Center, fellows will come to Chicago to attend an annual, invite-only, in-person conference aimed at discussing and improving their early research ideas. The goal of this conference will be to bring together academics from different backgrounds to exchange experiences and spur new collaborations that will shape the future of the field of political economy broadly defined.

Learn more about the inaugural cohort here.

Note: This conference is by invitation only.


September 23, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT Lunch | Stigler Center Introduction
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT PANEL 1: Measuring Competition / Empirical IO
Simcha Barkai, Boston College
Felix Montag, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Discussant: Chad Syverson, Chicago Booth 
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT PANEL 2: Law, Economics and Political Economy of Regulation
Christina Parajon Skinner, University of Pennsylvania
Anna Tzanaki, Lund University
Discussant: Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CT Break
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. CT PANEL 3: Political Economy of Firms and Social Media
Rafael Jimenez, Social Science Research Council 
Jan Stuckatz, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Marianne Bertrand, Chicago Booth 
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CT Reception
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CT Dinner | Keynote Conversation
Marianne Bertrand, Chicago Booth
Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School
Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth

September 24, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CT Breakfast | ProMarket Introduction
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT PANEL 4: Firms, Governance and Information in Capital Markets
Kobi Kastiel, Tel Aviv University
Suhas Sridharan, Emory University
Discussant: Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CT Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT PANEL 5: Transparency, Governance and Monitoring of Firms and Governments
Matthias Breuer, Columbia Business School
Anya Nakhmurina, Yale University
Discussant: Phil Berger, Chicago Booth
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CT PANEL 6: The Role of Markets and Politics in Developing Countries
Pablo Balan, Tel Aviv University
Krisztina Orban, Monash University
Prateek Raj, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Discussant: Anup Malani, University of Chicago Law School
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT Closing Remarks
4:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Conference Organizers

  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance & Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Filippo Lancieri, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich Center for Law and Economics; Research Fellow, Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

For more information, contact:

Rachel Piontek, Associate Director