New Technology and Competition. With Luigi Zingales, Jeremy Stoppelman and Hannah Kuchler
On April 26, 2018 the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Stigler Center, hosted a a fireside chat with Professor Luigi Zingales, Yelp's CEO Jeremy Stoppelman and FT journalist Hannah Kuchler about new technology and competition.
Rama Veeraragoo, co-founder & CEO of GoodRipple is a Chicago Booth alumnus who organized and introduces this conversation.
Big tech companies and competition: Professor Luigi Zingales, Director of the Stigler Center, has explored the question of how markets can help provide opportunity to all and in particular when the markets are not working to provide opportunity to all. Are the tech giants today bad for competition and well-functioning market? His books, 'Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists' and 'A Capitalism for the People' are widely reviewed books and his new podcast "Capitalisnt" explores current issues about how capitalism is working and how it is not. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has built a company that has stood up to much larger companies and has spoken about how Big Tech can make it difficult for smaller players to participate in markets. Hannah Kuchler writes about technology for the Financial Times, reporting from Silicon Valley on how powerful tech companies are transforming the world. She specializes in writing about social media, including how Facebook has created a new era for privacy and disinformation, and ever-changing threats to cyber security. She writes a column for the FTWeekend magazine on the peculiarities of tech culture. Kuchler has written for the FT from the US, Europe and Asia, covering everything from Chinese internet companies to British politics.