The Ascent of the Middlemen

Oct 2021

How middlemen came to be the largest and most powerful companies in the world, why it matters, and what can be done.

Professor Kathryn Judge (CLS) will discuss the rise of intermediaries in finance and beyond, and explore how innovation, individual choice, and government policies can help restore the resilience and accountability that gets lost as intermediaries grow too powerful and supply chains become too long.

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This event is a part of Columbia Academy on Law in Global Affairs (CALGA), a series of online open-access events, in which Columbia Law School faculty present their research and debate current issues with colleagues from around the globe.

CALGA is cosponsored by Columbia Law Schoolthe Parker School of Foreign and Comparative LawThe Committee on Global Thought, and Columbia | Global Centers.

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