Yale President to Give Public Talk on "Democracy and the Market"

Yale University President Richard C. Levin will give a public talk on “Democracy and the Market” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 in the University’s Battell Chapel at the corner of Elm and College streets.

Levin’s talk is part of “Democratic Vistas,” a group of lectures by distinguished Yale faculty members established to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Yale’s founding in 1701. The talks are part of a Yale undergraduate course that is open to the public.

The president’s talk will explore how the market economy both encourages and discourages democratic values, and how market forces at odds with democratic values might be countered without sacrificing economic efficiency and freedom.

On Thursday, February 8, also at 4 p.m. in Battell Chapel, Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman will host a public discussion with Levin about the issues raised in his talk.

Levin, a specialist in the economics of technological change, is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics. He joined the Yale faculty in 1974 and became president in 1993.

In addition to being open to the public, each of the 15 Democratic Vistas lectures is available on-line in video, audio and text form at Yale’s Tercentennial Website:

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