Center Director Edmund Phelps gave two recent interviews about dynamism, innovation, and post-pandemic economies: one with Juan Vicente Sola on November 20, 2020, hosted by El Clarin for the 10th Phelps Congress, and the other on November 28, 2020 with the program Hey China!
The Center on Capitalism and Society held its 17th annual conference: "Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism: What Room for Innovation and 'Creative Destruction'? For Economic Justice to the Least Advantaged? For Teaching Youth the Good Life?"
The conference was held Monday, October 7th at Columbia University's Italian Academy, with luncheon and dinner at Faculty House.
Women in an Inclusive Economy was a special daylong conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society on women's the experiences in the economy, the importance women have in the economy, the huge room for greater inclusion of women in the economy, and the importance they will have in the economy in the future. The conference was held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Columbia's Italian Academy.
Center member Saifedean Ammous will discuss his book "The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking," the first academic treatise on Bitcoin economics.
Please email [email protected] to register.
Richard Sennett, renowned public intellectual and Senior Fellow at the Center on Capitalism and Society, will discuss his new book "Building and Dwelling," in which he draws on his deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. Sennett will be introduced by Center Director Edmund Phelps. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a brief reception. Please email [email protected] to register.
Philippe Aghion reports recent research on Finnish inventors, analyzing the social origins of inventors and the returns to invention based on three data sets: individual income data, patenting data, and IQ data.