Antitrust and Competition Conference - Monopolies and Politics Keynote: Paul Romer on Why Traditional Antitrust Falls Short
- January 14, 2021
Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Nobel Laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer (SB'77, PhD'83), moderated by Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales, on why traditional antitrust law may be inadequate for managing threats to competition and to the political system.
Paul Romer (SB'77, PhD'83), Professor of Economics, New York University; Co-recipient, 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT
**The Stigler Center’s 2020 Antitrust and Competition Conference is being held virtually in a series of free webinars from Spring 2020 - Winter 2021. In 2020, the webinar series explored the historical interconnection between market power and political power, discussing examples from Nazi Germany to the UnitedStates, Latin America, Israel and Korea. The second half of the conference series is dedicated to discussion of the trade-offs involved in changes to antitrust policy to address this perceived connection. Topics include whether and how antitrust should be used to promote economic liberty or political liberty, and the development of new methods to assess the political power of large conglomerates. Follow our agenda here.**