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This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of George Stigler’s seminal article “The Theory of Economic Regulation.” To commemorate this milestone, the Stigler Center is hosting a high-level symposium examining the theory’s past, present, and future legacy.

Monday, April 19, 2021

George Stigler's Contribution and Lasting Impact

This session will examine the theory’s enduring impact in academia and beyond. We will explore how Stigler’s insights influenced generations of scholars, and what they consider as Stigler’s most significant contributions to academia and policymaking.

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM CT:  KEYNOTE

Andrei Shleifer, Harvard

In conversation with

Paola Sapienza, Northwestern Kellogg

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM CT:    PANEL DISCUSSION

Chair: Randall Kroszner, Chicago Booth

Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania

Sam Peltzman, Chicago Booth

Nancy Rose, MIT

Watch Video - Day 1

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Advancing The Theory of Economic Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities

This session will discuss whether and how the theory of economic regulation should progress to reflect today’s market environments and political dynamics, as well as how to design regulatory frameworks and institutions to counter the influence of powerful interest groups.

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM CT:  KEYNOTE

Cass Sunstein, Harvard

In conversation with

Filippo Lancieri, Stigler Center

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM CT:    PANEL DISCUSSION

Chair: Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth

Daniel Carpenter, Harvard

Richard Epstein, University of Chicago

Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago

Watch Video - Day 2


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