Can Markets Pursue Social Values?

Hosted by LSE Law and Beveridge 2.0

Shaw Library, 6th floor, Old Building


Professor Julia Black

Professor Simon Deakin

Sean Ennis


Dr Niamh Dunne

Theresa May’s claim that free market capitalism constitutes “the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created” raises a complex question: can markets pursue social values?

Julia Black is Pro Director for Research and Professor in the Department of Law, LSE.

Simon Deakin is Professor of Law, University of Cambridge and Director of the Centre for Business Research.

Sean Ennis is Senior Economist, Competition Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.

Niamh Dunne, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE.

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This event is part of LSE Beveridge 2.0, a series of public engagement activities rethinking the welfare state for the 21st century and the global context.

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