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William H. Janeway on "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game Between Markets, Speculators and the State"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm book talk; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

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Date: Thursday October 04, 2018 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): William H. Janeway, Senior Advisor and Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, LLC; Affiliated Member, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; Author
Topic: "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game Between Markets, Speculators and the State" (Cambridge University Press, May 17, 2018)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $29.95 plus HST per person (includes 1 hardcover copy of "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy" and 1 seat for the talk)
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Book Synopsis: Legendary economist Hyman Minsky identified author William H. Janeway as a 'theorist-practitioner' of financial economics; this book is an expression of that double life. Interweaving his unique professional perspective with political and financial history, Janeway narrates the dynamics of the innovation economy from the standpoint of a seasoned practitioner of venture capital, operating on the frontier where financial speculation intersects with novel technology. In this fully revised and updated edition of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy which was published in 2012, Janeway develops his theory that asset bubbles play a central role in financing technological innovation and that state investment in national goals enable the innovation process. Now, the Digital Revolution, sponsored by the state and funded by speculation, has matured to attack the authority, and even the legitimacy, of governments. The populist response in the West, especially in the United States, opens the door for China to seize leadership of the innovation economy from America.

About The Author: William H. Janeway is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Dr Janeway is also a director of Magnet Systems, Nuance Communications, and O'Reilly Media. He is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.

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