I would like to call attention to the 57th Annual Management Conference 2009 on “The Future of Markets”, held at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, May 29, 2009. Of particular interest is the 2 hour, 7 minute long keynote panel webcast featuring the following six University of Chicago faculty panelists:
- Gary Becker, University Professor of Economics and of Sociology and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics
- Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
- Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
- Steven Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
- Marianne Bertrand, Fred G. Steingraber/A. T. Kearney Professor of Economics
- Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance
Click here for an executive summary of the keynote panel. For some context on the panel members, read the “Conference Pre-Reading“. Also, the discussion (roughly 1 hour long) featuring Ted Snyder and Gene Fama (from the same conference) on the question “Is the stock market an “efficient” market? is also very worthwhile (executive summary here). Ironically, even though the keynote panel and Fama webcasts took place nearly two months prior to the publication of the Economist cover article (dated 7/16/2009) entitled “What went wrong with economics (and how the discipline should change to avoid the mistakes of the past)”, these webcasts address many of the issues that were brought up in the Economist article.