Stigler in the 21st Century

 

November 8–9, 2017
Harper Center, Room C25
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. 

Watch

The conference sessions on Thursday, November 9 can be watched here.

Schedule

Sessions will run from 2 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on November 8, and from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 9.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2:00 p.m.– 2:25 p.m. Registration
2:25 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Luigi Zingales, Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State

2:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Welcome Video Address
The Honorable George Shultz

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

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

2:45 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Remembering George Stigler as a Colleague
Moderator: Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Eugene Fama, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Claire Friedland, University of Chicago
  • 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 as a Teacher
Moderator: David Levy, George Mason University

  • Stephen Grace, H. S. Grace & Co.
  • Seth Norton, Wheaton College
  • Thomas Saving, Texas A&M University
  • Bernard Yeung, National University of Singapore
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Closing Address
Stephen M. Stigler, University of Chicago

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Watch Video

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

Stigler and Monopoly
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. – 12 p.m. Break
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch Keynote
Richard A. Posner, University of Chicago Law School

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.

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

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

Capturing the Environment (with Amit Seru and Luigi Zingales)
John Barrios, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

4:40 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closing Remarks
Luigi Zingales, Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State
5:00 p.m. Conference Ends

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Sebastian Burca
Associate Director, Stigler Center
(773) 834-2054
sebastian.burca@chicagobooth.edu


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