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January 6, 2020 to March 13, 2020

Social Science and Technology Seminar Spring 2020

Social Science and Technology Seminar Spring 2020

Seminars locations and times are TBD.

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Seminar organizers:

Riitta Katila, Professor, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Tim Bresnahan, Professor, Department of Economics

Woody Powell, Professor, Department of Education

Chuck Eesley, Associate Professor, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

May 11, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Rebecca Henderson (Harvard)
Reimagining Capitalism: Towards a theory of systemic change
Presenter(s) : 

Capitalism is one of the great inventions of the human race, but an increasing fraction of the world’s population say that “it’s not working for them”. What, if anything is wrong – and if something is wrong, can it be fixed and by whom? In my recently published book Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire I suggest that building a just and sustainable society requires bringing the free market back into balance with effective, transparent, democractically accountable government and strong civil society. I suggest that the private sector has both an ethical case and an economic case for supporting these kinds of institutional shifts, and sketch out the pathways through which this kind of change might occur.