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The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) hosted a special conference event to explore Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, a new book by Eric Posner of the University of Chicago Law School, and Glen Weyl of Microsoft Research New England. A diverse group of University of Chicago scholars, including Steve Levitt, Karin Knorr, Andrew Chien, and Jennifer Pitts, discussed Posner & Weyl’s vision. In Radical Markets, the authors sketch a path to prosperity, inclusion and justice through radically rethinking property, representation, and association, leveraging increased competition and decentralized information, and unleashing emerging technologies from the Internet to big data and AI.

This event was co-sponsored by Knowledge Lab & Computational Social Science program. 

View photos from the event here. 




Friday, May 4, 2018
Presentation by Authors
Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Arthur and Esther Kane Research Chair, The Law School
E. Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
Break – boxed lunches are available
Roundtable Discussion
Andrew Chien, William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor, Computer Science Director, University of Chicago
Karin Knorr Cetina, Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
Steve Levitt, The William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Chicago
Facilitator: James Evans, Professor, Sociology; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Computational Social Science Program, University of Chicago