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Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Francis Fukuyama (Stanford), Nolan McCarty (Princeton), and Zephyr Teachout (Fordham) on whether antitrust should be designed to promote political liberty, what such a system would look like, and the potential challenges or opportunities for antitrust policy that would arise from it. The conversation will be moderated by Politico’s Leah Nylen.


Francis Fukuyama, Professor of Political Science; Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University

Leah Nylen (moderator), Technology Reporter, Politico Pro


Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm CT

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**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 UnitedStatesLatin AmericaIsrael 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.**