April 18, 5 – 6:30 pm: Alex Preda, What is Competition?

Please join us for our next meeting of the Money, Markets and Governance workshop on Tuesday, April 18, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Social Science Research classroom 404.

Alex Preda
King’s College London
What is Competition?

Discussant: Rishi Arora, Sociology, University of Chicago

*Refreshments will be served.*

Description:  The term competition is used liberally to designate an extensive number of arrangements across various domains of activity (such as competitions within arts, sports, culture and science).  Competition is the cornerstone of economic thought, frequently regarded as coextensive with the notion of market. Dr. Preda explores the extent to which competition can be understood as a sociological concept and how competition relates to other concepts such as institutions, action and status.

Questions about the workshop or accessibility concerns can be addressed to amburkeen {at} uchicago {dot} edu.


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