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(June 7) Lecture by Luigi Zingales: “Can Democracy Survive a Concentrated Economy?”

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The “Macroeconomic Risk” SCOR - PSE Chair is glad to invite you to an online lecture (Zoom) given by Luigi Zingales (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) on June 7, 2021.

Can Democracy Survive a Concentrated Economy?

  • Date: June 7, 2021 ; 4pm - 5:30pm (Paris Time)
  • The lecture will be online (Zoom).
    To attend the live session, please register via this link
  • Abstract: Louis Brandeis famously said “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” These concerns have been ignored by the economic and political science in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. As the economy becomes more concentrated in the hands of a few tycoons, should we reconsider the problem? If so, what should we do?
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Luigi Zingales’ research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He co-developed the Financial Trust Index, which is designed to monitor the level of trust that Americans have toward their financial system. In addition to holding his position at Chicago Booth, Zingales is currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow of the European Governance Institute. He is also the director of the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State. Zingales also serves on the board of ProMarket and is the co-host of the podcast Capitalisn’t. In 2014 he was the President of the American Finance Association.

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