Monday, October 7, 2019

The Center on Capitalism and Society is pleased to announce its 17th annual conference: Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism: What Room Is Left for Innovation and 'Creative Destruction'? For Obtaining Economic Justice for the Least Advantaged? For Bringing Up Youth to Pursue the Good Life? The conference will be held Monday, October 7th at Columbia University's Italian Academy. (Luncheon and Dinner at Faculty House.) For more information, please email or call 212-851-0260.

Friday, April 19, 2019

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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

On September 17, 2018, the Center on Capitalism and Society held its 16th annual conference, "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction." 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On October 31, 2017, the Center on Capitalism and society gathered leading scholars in economics, philosophy and sociology to explore themes of individualism, emancipation and self-actualization that trace their roots to the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.

Understanding these broad trends – how they evolved, where they stand today, and how they may play out in the future – have vital consequences for work, business and innovation.

The conference took place in Columbia’s Low Library Faculty Room with a seated luncheon and dinner in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda. (Lunch and dinner by invitation only.)




Friday, November 18, 2016

Organized in collaboration with Common Good and the Roosevelt Institute, the Center's 14th annual conference -- "Agency, Prospering, Progress, and the Working Class" -- was held in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs Building (IAB). The first goal of the conference was to begin to understand the frustration and disaffection voiced more and more loudly by lower middle class workers  in recent decades. The second goal was to attempt to determine what policies would help to remedy the symptoms and what policies would not appear to be helpful. The conference consisted of three sessions, a roundtable, a luncheon speech by Matthew Winkler, and a dinner speech by Daniel Rose. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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 to register.
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:10pm to 8:10pm
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 to register.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 6:20pm
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.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
Dr. Burt discusses his work as founder and director of Fundación Paraguaya, a social mission organization devoted to poverty elimination in the world through entrepreneurship and self-reliance.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
Professor Aghion discusses his paper "Missing Growth from Creative Destruction."