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About the Future of Capitalism

"What is capitalism and what should it look like moving forward? How do we make sure that people are not left behind?"

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As high inflation continues and recession fears abound, there is great concern that the working class will be left further behind as the top 1 percent continues to accrue wealth – which begs the question, is capitalism working for all of us? At least four forces are pushing for new ideas about capitalism and many potential areas of inquiry arise from these pressures, including: changes in the economic environment; the roles of investors in influencing business decision-making; effects of social movements on business decision-making; and actions by individual firms or groups of firms to address climate change. 

Initiative Leadership

Dean Emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics Glenn Hubbard will convene business professionals, philanthropic leaders, academics, and journalists to explore these issues, including whether traditional cultural and economic factors supporting innovation and capitalism are still the right ones, as well as the roles for business and government in a modern capitalist economy.

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R. Glenn Hubbard

Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business

Dean Emeritus; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Economics Division

Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Economics Division

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Upcoming Events

Information regarding upcoming Future of Capitalism Events will be announced.

Past Events

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Present Failings and Ways Forward: Private Sector, Public Sector

Held on: 09/30/2022 at the 19th annual conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society

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A Discussion with Nobel Prize Recipient Ned Phelps

Held on: Tue, January 31, 2023

Location: Kravis Hall 665 West 130th Street New York, NY 10027

The first in a series led by Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard on the Future of Capitalism at The Hub at CBS, we begin with a conversation with Edmund Phelps, Columbia economics professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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A Discussion with Nobel Prize Recipient Joseph Stiglitz

Held on: Wed, February 1, 2023

Location: Cooperman Commons, Columbia Business School-Geffen Building 645 West 130th Street New York, NY 10027

In a series led by Dean Emeritus Glenn Hubbard on the Future of Capitalism at The Hub at CBS, we continue the conversation with Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia Professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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