Date: 27th October 2023 Time: 08:30 - 18:30 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 examined 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 were 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
On the day before the conference there a public lecture was held, touching on the same general topics and titled Reforming Capitalism by Luigi Zingales - details below.