Government and the Marketplace Seminar Series

When and how should government play a role in the marketplace? From the very start of the Republic government has intervened in the marketplace to accomplish a variety of public purposes: to create economic opportunity, provide access to services, manage risks, and ensure the ongoing legitimacy of democratic institutions.

The Policy School, with support from the Provost, launched this seminar series in the 2010-11 academic year. Offered once a month over lunch, these seminars focused on different aspects of the role of government and the marketplace.

Each month we explore the role of government in achieving a particular policy objective. To delve more deeply, each seminar focuses on a specific case of government action in Massachusetts. Guest speakers include leaders from government and business with a variety of viewpoints in addition to Northeastern faculty who work in that area. Our goal is to foster a broad-ranging discussion, rooted in practicality, about the conditions under which government might play an active role in a marketplace, to what extent, and with what tools.

Seminars are open to faculty, graduate students, and practitioners from government and business.

We look forward to seeing you!

Nonnie Burnes, Senior University Fellow

Christopher Bosso, Associate Dean
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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