When the student becomes the teacher

Marianne Bertrand examines a question which is at the heart of the functioning of democracies: the role that large organisations - firms - play in influencing laws and how this influence and lobbying can result in policies which are not always in the interests of the majority. As an educator, she finds this a rewarding subject: students enter a class with a very black and white view of it, but leave with a clearer understanding of how important the decisions they may be involved in making will be.



Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


CEPR Policy Research