Stigler in the 21st Century

November 8–9, 2017
Harper Center, 5807 S Woodlawn Ave.


About the Conference

On November 8–9, 2017, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State will hold our 40th anniversary event: Stigler in the 21st Century. The event will bring together academics and intellectuals to discuss George Stigler’s legacy as well as current research on the role of private markets in promoting human welfare and the role that legal infrastructure has on market performance. 

Draft Schedule

Sessions will run from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 8, and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 9.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 2 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Video Welcome Address
George Shultz
2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Stigler and the Chicago Tradition
Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Title TBA
William Landes, University of Chicago Law School

2:45 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Remembering George Stigler (Faculty)
Moderator: Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Claire Friedland
  • Eugene Fama, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Sam Peltzman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University
  • Robert Topel, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Break
4:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Remembering George Stigler (Students)
Speakers TBA

5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. Break
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Closing Address
Stephen M. Stigler, University of Chicago

Thursday, November 9, 2017

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Stigler and Antitrust
Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College

9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Stigler and Regulation
Sam Peltzman, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

George Stigler's Lasting Influence on Industrial Organization
Dennis Carlton, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Enforcement Theory of Regulation
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University

11:45 a.m. - Noon Break
Noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch
Speaker TBA

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Break
1:20 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

The Stigler of "De Gustibus"
Alberto Bisin, New York University

2:05 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

George Stigler as a Reader of Adam Smith (with Sandra Peart)
David M. Levy, George Mason University

2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Capturing the Environment
John Barrios, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Amit Seru, Stanford University
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

3:55 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Between Old and New: George Stigler's Chicago Price Theory
J. Daniel Hammond, Wake Forest University

4:40 p.m. - 5 p.m. Break
5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Conference Ends

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Simone Cavallaro
S. Associate Director, Stigler Center
(773) 834-1014
simone.cavallaro@chicagobooth.edu


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