“Radical Markets”: A Panel Discussion and Critique with E. Glen Weyl

Recorded on May 11, 2018, this panel discussion features E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University. The panel focuses on the book, “Radical Markets,” which Weyl co-authored with…

"Radical Markets": A Panel Discussion and Critique with E. Glen Weyl

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Recorded on May 11, 2018, this panel discussion features E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University. The panel focuses on the book, “Radical Markets,” which Weyl co-authored with Eric Posner, and which introduces provocative ideas on how to use markets to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness.

The panel includes both a conversation and a critique, will be moderated by Ben Handel, Associate Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Economics. Critics on the panel include:

– Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, trading mechanisms, portfolio management, financial contracting, and, most recently, on corporate governance and banking.
– Jeff Gordon is a graduate student in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies organizations, technology, and work using a combination of computational text analysis, interviews, and participant observation. He was previously a consultant at Education Resource Strategies and he received his B.A. from Yale.
– Suresh Naidu teaches economics, political economy and development at Columbia University. He previously served as a Harvard Academy Junior Scholar at Harvard University, and as an instructor in economics and political economy at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a PhD in economics from UC Berkeley.
– Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he has constructed long-run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate.

This event was co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab and the Gilbert Center and is part of the Social Science Matrix Solidarity Series. For more information, visit https://matrix.berkeley.edu.

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