Antitrust and Competition Conference - Monopolies and Politics Market Power and Money in Politics: An Assessment
- February 11, 2021
Firms compete in markets, and markets are affected by regulators. But can we measure how much incumbent firms try to shape regulations in their favour? Or how much market power leads to political power? Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Fiona Scott Morton (Yale University) and Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London), moderated by Filippo Lancieri (University of Chicago Law School), on lobbying and influence in markets. The discussion will be based on a project by Valletti (with Bo Cowgill, Fabrizio Dell’Acqua, and Andrea Prat) that studies how firms lobby in theory and in practice by looking at market data on lobbying spending and political contributions in the US over the past 20 years.
Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management
Tommaso Valletti, Professor of Economics; Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy, Imperial College London
Filippo Lancieri (moderator), Research Fellow, Stigler Center; JSD Candidate, University of Chicago Law School
Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm CT