Chronology

2001

February
Center starts up with 10 founding Members: Edmund Phelps, Roman Frydman, Andrzej Rapaczynski, Amar Bhide, Richard Nelson, Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, Bruce Greenwald, Merritt Fox, and Pentti Kouri
 
September
Festschrift for Edmund Phelps held at Columbia University
 
October
Seminar on Joint Action, Newness, and Error Control with Amar Bhidé
 
December
Seminar on Imperfect Knowledge Economics with Roman Frydman
 
Joseph Stiglitz receives Nobel Prize in Economics 
 
 

2002

January
Jeffrey Sachs becomes a Member
 
September
Center joins Columbia’s Earth Institute
 
 

2003

May
Festschrift for Joseph Stiglitz held at Columbia University
 
December
Cambridge University Press publishes Designing Inclusion: Tools to Raise Low-end Pay and Employment in Private Enterprise, edited by Edmund Phelps

 

2004

May
Inaugural Conference: Capitalist Systems held at Columbia University; participants include Paul Volcker, Richard Nelson, Olivier Blanchard, Stanley Fischer, and William Baumol
 
October
Seminar on Financiership with Edmund Phelps
 

2005

March
Seminar on Corporate Taxation with Pentti Kouri and Edmund Phelps
 
June
2nd Annual Conference: Aging Baby Boomers, Pensions and Medical Benefits, and Consequences for Dynamism, Prosperity and Growth held at the University of Iceland
 
December
Pentti Kouri and Richard Robb form the Center’s Advisory Board
 
 

2006

March
Seminar on Innovation and the Bias of Technical Progress with Joseph Stiglitz
 
May
First issue of the electronic journal Capitalism and Society published (Berkeley Electronic Press)
 
July
3rd Annual Conference: Perspectives on the Performance of the Continent’s Economies (with CESifo) held in Venice
 
December
Edmund Phelps receives Nobel Prize
 
 

2007

July
Peter Jungen named Chairman of the Advisory Board
 
September
Jean-Paul Fitoussi becomes the first Foreign Member
 
Princeton University Press publishes Imperfect Knowledge Economics: Exchange Rates and Risk, by Roman Frydman and Michael D. Goldberg (with foreword by Edmund Phelps)
 
December
4th Annual Conference: The Dynamism of U.S. Capitalism: Is It Deficient? Is It Endangered? held at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York; participants include Paul Volcker, Robert Litan, Leszek Balcerowicz, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Peter Jungen, Leif Pagrotsky, and Andrew Weiss
 
 

2008

April
Seminar on the Financial Crisis with Richard Robb
 
May
Seminar on Minimum Wage and Public Policy with Philippe Aghion (Harvard University)
 
July
Center resumes independence, formally separating from the Earth Institute
 
August
Graciana del Castillo becomes Associate Director and Senior Research Scholar
 
September
Fred Kittler and Leo Tilman join Advisory Board
 
Seminar with Isaac Getz (ESCP-EAP European School of Management)
 
October
Seminar on the Banking Crisis with Leo Tilman
 
Princeton University Press publishes The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World by Amar Bhidé 
 
November
Seminar on the Constitutional Economy (Argentina) with Juan Vicente Sola

5th Annual Conference: Economic Dynamism and Inclusion held in Mexico City; participants include Guillermo Ortiz, Patricia Armendariz, John Authers, Maurice Mason, Miguel Angel Dávila, Javier Lozano Alarcón, Alfredo Navarrete, Peter Jungen, and Javier Beristain

Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg's article in Capitalism & Societyis in BEPress's Top Papers in ResearchNow (ten most downloaded papers among all papers in the BEPress system) 

December
Juan Vicente Sola is named a Foreign Member
 
 

2009

January
Advisory Board Member Pentti Kouri passes away
 
John Kay is named a Foreign Member
 
February
6th Annual Conference: Emerging from the Financial Crisis held at Columbia University; participants include George Soros, Christine Lagarde, Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz, Lucas Papademos, William McDonough, and Josef Ackermann
 
March
Conference of the Phelps Chair, University of Buenos Aires Law School
 
May
Richard Robb appointed Professor in the Practice of International Finance at Columbia’s School of International Affairs
 
Four new Members join the Center:
Guillermo Calvo
Ronald Gilson
Sidney Winter
 
Seminar on Bank Reform with Amar Bhidé
 
Seminar on Nietzsche with Richard Robb
 
June
Sir Howard Davies is named a Foreign Member
 
Robert Mundell and Karlheinz Muhr join the Advisory Board 
 
July
Richard Robb's paper and James Heckman's comment in Capitalism & Society is in BEPress's Top Papers in ResearchNow (ten most downloaded papers among all papers in the BEPress system)
 
September
Francis Finlay joins the Advisory Board

Amartya Sen becomes a Member

October
Special Conference: Peace Through Reconstruction held at Columbia University 
 
December
7th Annual Conference: Post-Crisis Economic Policies held at Duetsche Bank in Berlin; participants include Paul Volcker, Günther Oettinger, Lucas D. Papademos, Karl-Otto Pöhl, Robert A. Mundell, Joachim Faber, and Peter Jungen

 

2010

January
Robert Z. Aliber joins the Advisory Board
 
Esa Saarinen is named a Foreign Member
 
February
Center Members compose a letter to the G20 setting out the main policy ideas discussed and recommended at the Center's Berlin conference 

Seminar on Meso Foundation of Business Cycles and Market Vitality for Macro Policy: A New Trinity of Micro-Meso-Macro Economy with Ping Chen
 
March
Ping Chen is named a Foreign Member 
 
April
Edmund Phelps is appointed Founding Dean of the New Huadu Business School in Fuzhou, China 
 
May
Peter Jungen steps down as Chairman of the Advisory Board
 
June
Richard Attias named Chairman of the Advisory Board 
 
September
Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett become Members 
 
Sheila Dow, Hian Teck Hoon, and Gylfi Zoega are named Foreign Members
 
Alfredo F. Navarrete and Patricia Armendariz join the Advisory Board 
 
October
The Center celebrates its new quarters at Columbia University's School of International Affairs building
 
Oxford University Press publishes A Call for Judgment by Amar Bhidé
 
November
8th Annual Conference: Microfoundations for Modern Macroeconomics held at Columbia University; participants include Olivier Blanchard, Roger Guesnerie, Franklin Allen, Philippe Aghion, Roger E.A. Farmer, and Andrew G. Haldane 
 

2011

January
Center Advisory Board Chairman Richard Attias announces the continued partnership of the Center on Capitalism and Society and the New York Forum 2011
 
February 
Princeton University Press publishes Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State, by Roman Frydman and Michael D. Goldberg 
 
April
Professor Dominique Foray named a Foreign Member
 
May
Saifedean Ammous joins as Visiting Scholar 
 
The MIT Press publishes Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies, edited by Edmund Phelps and Hans-Werner Slim, based on the Center's 2006 conference 
 
August
Richard Attias resigns as Chairman of the Advisory Board 
 
September
Mr. Robert E. Kiernan becomes a member of the Advisory Board
 
Professor Jianguo Wang becomes a Foreign Member

9th Annual Conference: Philosophical Foundations of Economics and the Good Economy: Individual Values, Human Pursuits, Self-Realization and Becoming held at Columbia University; participants include Esa Saarinen, Robert Shiller, Richard Sennett, Andrzej Rapaczynski, and Saskia Sassen
 
November
The Center on Capitalism and Society is delighted at the news that Beyond Mechanical Markets (Princeton University Press) by Roman Frydman and Michael Goldberg has been chosen by Martin Wolf of the Financial Times as his non-fiction favorite for 2011
 
Saifedean Ammous becomes Foreign Member
 
Seminar on Beyond social exclusion: Emerging  logics of expulsion with Saskia Sassen

 

2012

March
10th Annual Conference: Rethinking the State, After Keynesianism and Corporatism held at Columbia University 
 

2013

January
Princeton University Press publishes Rethinking Expectations: The Way Forward for Macroeconomics, edited by Edmund Phelps and Roman Frydman, based on the Center's 2010 conference 
 
March
Special Conference: China's Next Decade held in Beijing, China
Princeton University Press publishes Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change by Edmund Phelps
 
May
Special Conference for the Søren Kierkegaard Bicentennial held at the Scandinavia House in New York City
 
September
11th Annual Conference: Dynamism and Innovation in the West held at Columbia University; participants include Glenn Hubbard, Robert J. Gordon, James Mackintosh, Luigi Zingales, Assar Lindbeck, and Richard Sennett 
 
October 
The Center receives a generous grant from the Chen Fashu Charitable Foundation
 

2014

April
Edmond Alphandéry becomes a member of the Advisory Board
 
Septmeber
Seminar on Economics Beyond Financial Intermediation by Saifedean Ammous
 
November
12th Annual Conference: The Future of the Individual (with Common Good) held at the New York Times building; participants include Anthony Gottlieb, Philip K. Howard, James Mackintosh, Stephen Goldsmith, Robert Litan, Heather R. Higgins, and William Brody
 

2015

January
Edmund Phelps receives China's highest honor for foreigners, the China Friendship Award
 
February 
Seminar on Currency Turbulence and Banking Crisis by Robert Aliber
 
May
Special Conference: Decoding the Complexity of Innovation held at Columbia, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum's Economics of Innovation Council; participants include Merit Janow, David S. Rose, David Kappos, Philip K. Howard, Mariana Mazzucato, and John Hagel
 
August 
The Center receives a research grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation
 
July
David S. Rose joins Advisory Board
 
October 
Presentation on Strategy for the Global Market: Theory and Practical Applications by Vladmir Kvint
 
November
13th Annual Conference Steps to Mass Flourishing: Social Values and Individual Experience held at Columbia University; participants include Peter Thiel, Peter Jungen, Jonathan Haidt, Lewis Lapham, Philip K. Howard, Matthew Bishop, and David S. Rose
 

2016

March
Seminar on Financial Crises, Real and Imagined: US 2008 vs. China 2016 by David Goldman
 
April
Spring Conference: The Future of Europe: Drivers of Change held at Oxford University; participants included Peter Jungen, Saskia Sassen, David P. Goldman, Christian Thimann, Ashok Gupta, Wolfgang Munchau, Colin Mayer, and Andre Sapir 
 
Seminar on How Can We do Better?: Lessons from HIV/AIDS by Amar Bhidé
 
October 
Seminar on Practical Knowledge by Amar Bhidé
 
Novemeber
14th Annual Conference Agency, Propspering, Progress and the Working Class held at Columbia University; participants included Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson, Philip K. Howard, W. Bowman Cutter, Edmund Phelps, Raicho Bokilov, Gylfi Zoega, Saifedean Ammous, Henry Kressel, Richard Sennett, Charles Kolb, Matthew Winkler, Saskia Sassen, Alan Krueger, Simon Head, Malcom Wiener, Amity Shlaes, David Weil, David S. Rose, Katherine Cramer, Peter Jungen, Ian Goldin, Edmond Alphandéry, Richard Robb, Robert K Vischer, JD Vance, and Daniel Rose.
 
December
Charles Kolb joins Advisory Board
 

2017

March
Seminar on Frameworks to Empower Human Agency and Surmount Distrust by Philip K. Howard
 
April
Seminar on Missing Growth from Creative Destruction by Philippe Aghion
 
May
Seminar on The Poverty Stoplight Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty by Martin Burt