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COVID-19 and Amazon’s Future

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the pivotal role played by Amazon in the economy and society. Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance co-director Stacy Mitchell and Chicago Booth professor Steven Kaplan on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath on Amazon and its competitors. The conversation will be moderated by Wall Street Journal senior correspondent Jacob Schlesinger. Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a broad range of allies to design and implement policies to reverse corporate concentration and strengthen local economies. Mitchell’s reports and articles about the dangers of concentrated economic power have influenced policymakers, journalists, and advocates. Steven Neil Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center at Booth. He conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance. Jacob M. Schlesinger (moderator) is a senior correspondent in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, covering the economic policy response to the coronavirus crisis, as well as economics in the 2020 campaign. He previously covered trade and globalization, and served as the Journal's global financial regulation editor, as well as deputy Washington bureau chief.

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