Event Virtual

Readers' Roundtable: Thomas Philippon

Tuesday March 2021
Thomas Philippon
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The Smith Soc Readers’ Roundtable is a virtual quarterly book club exclusively for Smith Soc professional members who want to dive deeper into some of today’s most insightful and influential books on free market ideas and public policy. Participants are invited to two virtual events for each book—a small, peer-driven group discussion, followed by an author talk.

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets by Thomas Philippon


Thomas Philippon Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at New York University, Stern School of Busines

Thomas Philippon is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at New York University, Stern School of Business. Philippon was named one of the “top 25 economists under 45” by the IMF in 2014. He has won the 2013 Bernácer Prize for Best European Economist under 40, the 2010 Michael Brennan & BlackRock Award, the 2009 Prize for Best Young French Economist, and the 2008 Brattle Prize for the best paper in Corporate Finance. His recent book The Great Reversal (Harvard Press, 2019) focuses on the increasing market power of large firms. He currently serves as an academic advisor to the Financial Stability Board and to the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary and Financial Research. He was previously an advisor to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, a board member of the French prudential regulatory authority from 2014 to 2019, and the senior economic advisor to the French finance minister in 2012-2013. Philippon graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, received a PhD in Economics from MIT and joined New York University in 2003.