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June 16 - NYU CFM- LMU ISTO Panel on Superstar Firms and Innovation


Over the past decade we’ve witnessed the growth of so-called “Superstar Firms” in the economy. Is this good for innovation? What will be the impact of recent policies proposed and passed in the EU, UK and USA on these firms and on innovation? Join us as we hear from Tommaso Valletti and John Van Reenen on this topic.

Tommaso Valletti is Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics & Public Policy at Imperial College London. He is a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority. He is the Director of the CEPR Research and Policy Network on Competition Policy. He was the Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission between 2016 and 2019.

John Van Reenen is Ronald Coase School Professor at the London School of Economics and Digital Fellow, Initiative for the Digital Economy at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). He was the 2009 winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (the European equivalent of the Clark Medal); the Arrow Prize (2011); the European Investment Bank Prize (2014), and the HBR-McKinsey Award (2018). He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, the NBER, CEPR and the Society of Labor Economists. In 2017, he was awarded an OBE for “services to public policy and economics” by the Queen.

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