A Discussion of Radical Markets

Event Location: 
28 Hillhouse, Room 106
 
Event description: 

In debate around the world, markets are blamed for financial instability, stagnant growth, rising inequality and political turmoil. We argue that the critics have it backwards: restrictions on markets, not overreliance on markets, are at the root of the worst of these problems. Progress can only be restored by fundamentally rethinking a range of institutions that limit markets, but that most of us take so for granted that we do not even stop to question them: private property, democracy and the structure of nation states. While now natural, these institutions are hardly two centuries old and were the results of practical compromises made by reformers. Our society has now outgrown these institutions and technology, economics and the political environment have progressed to allow us to finally complete their vision and empower markets to solve the present crisis in the liberal order. In this book we show how. 

Given the ambitious scope of this undertaking, we are inviting scholars from a variety of fields (economics, law, history, political science, etc.) to give us feedback on preliminary drafts of chapters.  This will be a closed-door, intimate discussion for the benefit of the authors and discussants.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Glen Weyl at glen.weyl@yale.edu; we will ask all participants, discussants or not, to have read substantial parts of the book and be prepared to actively participate in discussions to give us feedback.

Conference Schedule 

May 31, 2017

28 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 106

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The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 20 minute walk from the Blake Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Blake Hotel is to go south-east on George Street and turn left on Temple St. Temaple will merge into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).


The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 15 minute walk from the Omni Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Omni Hotel is to go north on Temple St. which merges into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).


For travel expense reimbursement for the 2019 Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 6, 2019.

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Darlene Smith
darlene.a.smith@yale.edu
Event & Visitor Assistant Administrator
Cowles Foundation at Yale University
30 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208281
New Haven, CT 06520

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Contacts


The conference sessions are held on the second floor in Evans Hall at the Yale School of Management. Restrooms can be found on the perimeter of the building along the sides and back of the building.

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The Cowles Foundation is located in the heart of Yale’s campus at 30 Hillhouse Avenue.  Use the Yale online campus map to help find your way around.


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Yes, a shuttle bus will be arranged to drive between the hotel and conference location. Typically, an announcement will be sent out from Darlene Smith the day before with additional information.