Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) venue

Date: 27th October 2023   Time: 08:30 - 18:00 BST 
Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons, 38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
Organisers: Sir Oliver Hart (Harvard University), Dimitri Vayanos (London School of Economics), Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Programme: click here

The conference will examine the trade-offs that corporations face between maximizing profit and taking social issues and externalities into account, and the corporate governance structures that yield desirable outcomes for society as a whole.

There will be four sessions, as detailed below, as well as a lunchtime debate on Fiduciary Duty.

  • Purposeful Companies
  • Shareholder Value Goal as a Way to Minimize Agency Problems
  • Common and Universal Ownership
  • Limits on Firms’ Political Activities

The conference is by invitation only. Registration details will be confirmed shortly.

On the day before the conference there will be a public lecture touching on the same general topics and titled Reforming Capitalism by Luigi Zingales - details below. The lecture is open to all.