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America’s Monopoly Moment | Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power

December 6, 2017  |  Washington, DC

Event Description:

The Open Markets Institute explores how today’s extreme levels of economic concentration affect the foundations of prosperity and economic growth, including entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation, wages, and the free flow of information among citizens. Senator Elizabeth Warren will deliver a keynote address on these and other problems that derive from unfettered monopolization. Sen. Warren will be followed by two panel discussions, speeches by Congressman David Cicilline and Professor of Finance Luigi Zingales, and lunch.

Special Guests:

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ranking Member on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection.

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, author of “Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists” and “A Capitalism for the People.”

Discussants:

Thea Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute.

Lillian Salerno, former COO Retractable Technologies, former Under Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ross Baird, CEO, Village Capital, author of “Innovation Blind Spot.”

Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital, contributor to TechCrunch.

Simcha Barkai, Assistant Professor of Finance, London Business School, author “Declining Labor and Capital Shares.”

Navina Khanna, Director of the HEAL Food Alliance, an organization dedicated to creating a more just, healthy, and sustainable food system.

Tushar Sheth, Civic Advisors; former Policy Director to Vice President Biden

Sandeep Vaheesan, Attorney-Advisor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; co-author of “Market Power and Inequality: The Antitrust Counter-Revolution and its Discontents,” Harvard Law & Policy Review.

Rebecca Rosen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic.

Sally Hubbard, Senior Editor, The Capitol Forum.

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