Big Tech: The Return of Monopolies?
- April 18, 2018
Join the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago for a conversation on Big Tech and Monopolies organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Open Markets Institute; Carl Shapiro, Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business and Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship & Finance, Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business. Moderated by Jesse Eisinger, Senior Reporter and Editor, ProPublica.
Not so long ago, Silicon Valley was America’s pride and joy. Google, Facebook, and Apple represented the best of America—our drive to innovate, to dare, to dream. But the winds have decidedly shifted in the last year or two, as Big Tech’s enormous wealth and power have become apparent. Has Big Tech taken on monopolistic tendencies, stifling competition and innovation? Are these tech darlings big enough to necessitate increased regulation or perhaps even antitrust action? Is it time to break up Big Tech?
5:15 p.m. Doors open
5:30–6:30 p.m. Event
Chicago Council on Global Affairs - Conference Center
130 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601