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As part of the 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. Full details forthcoming.

Learn more about the current cohort here.

Note: This conference is by invitation only.

September 21, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CT Breakfast | Stigler Center Introduction
Filippo Lancieri, ETH Zurich/University of Chicago
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CT PANEL 1 – Finance
Chukwuma Dim, George Washington University
Christina Skinner, University of Pennsylvania
Suhas Sridharan, Emory University
Discussant: Yueran Ma, University of Chicago
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. CT PANEL 2 – Local Finance
Marcus Painter, Saint Louis University
Silvia Vannutelli, Northwestern University
Discussant: Christopher Berry, University of Chicago
12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. CT Lunch | ProMarket Introduction
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT PANEL 3 – Industrial Organization
Jorge Ale-Chilet, Universidad de los Andes
Simcha Barkai, Boston College
Felix Montag, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Discussant: Thomas Wollmann, University of Chicago
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CT Panel 4 - Media
Rafael Jimenez, Bocconi University
Prateek Raj, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Andrey Simonov, Columbia University
Discussant: Ozan Candogan, University of Chicago
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CT Reception
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. CT Dinner | Keynote - Environmental Externalities, Information Challenges and Transparency Regulation
Christian Leuz, University of Chicago

September 22, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CT Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. CT PANEL 5 – Political Economy & IO
Dana Foarta, Stanford University
Barton Lee, ETH Zurich
Discussant: Wioletta Dziuda, University of Chicago
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT PANEL 6 - Finance ESG
Emilie Aguirre, Duke University
Aneil Kovvali, Indiana University
Anna Tzanaki, University of Leeds
Discussant: Adriana Robertson, University of Chicago
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT Lunch
1:05 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. CT PANEL 7 – Capture
Matthias Breuer, Columbia Business School
Filippo Lancieri, ETH Zurich
Jan Stuckatz, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Saul Levmore, University of Chicago
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CT PANEL 8 – Political Economy
Benjamin Egerod, Copenhagen Business School
Anya Nakhmurina, Yale University
Bruno Pellegrino, Columbia University
Discussant: Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks | 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


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