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Join the Stigler Center for a conversation on finance, technology and society with Professor Anat Admati exploring the way and reasons that market and policy may fail in these sectors and what we must do to address such failures. For example, are big banks and big technology companies efficient for serving our needs, or are they symptoms of underlying problems? Should policy support all small community banks and every technology startup?

Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), a Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative, and a senior fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, portfolio management, financial contracting, corporate governance, and banking. Since 2010, Admati has been active in the policy debate on financial regulations. She is the co-author, with Martin Hellwig, of the highly acclaimed book The Bankers New Clothes; What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It. In 2014, Admati was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Foreign Policy magazine as among 100 global thinkers. Admati’s current research, teaching and advocacy focus on the complex interactions between business, law, and policy that determine whether and how well private and governments serve society.

Guy Rolnik (moderator) is a clinical associate professor of strategic management at Chicago Booth. For the last 28 years, he has lived and worked at the intersection of business, finance, regulation, politics, and the media. First, as a financial journalist and editor, later as a business entrepreneur and founder of a media company, and in the last decade as a policy entrepreneur—using media as a tool for driving structural reforms in the economy. Rolnik’s work as a founder and chief editor of a leading business newspaper and columnist influenced in a dramatic way the ideas, norms, and values in Israeli political economy and brought about significant changes in regulatory policies and legislation. In this process, he has gained a unique understanding of the interplay of the three worlds: business, regulation, and media.

11:45 a.m. Registration

12:00 p.m. Discussion and Q&A

1:00 p.m. Adjournment

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The event will take place in Harper Center Room C06.