Radical Markets: A Panel Discussion with Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Panel Discussion | May 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England; Anat Admati, The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Emmanuel Saez, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics; Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor, Columbia University Department of Economics; Jeff Gordon, Graduate Student, Berkeley Sociology

 Ben Handel, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Econometrics Laboratory

 Social Science Matrix

This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces provocative ideas on how to use markets to tame monopoly, lessen inequality, and enhance inclusiveness.

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


- 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.

Cookies and drinks will be served prior to the event, starting at 3:15pm. Books will be available for sale following the panel.

This event is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab and the Gilbert Center and is part of the Social Science Matrix Solidarity Series.

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