M. Todd Henderson - "The Trust Revolution" - Anup Malani

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
M. Todd Henderson

"A lively and engaging book on one of the most important topics in the world today. Highly recommended!"  —Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens


"A true masterpiece – this book whacks you in the face to show that every transaction you can imagine involves an element of trust. Trust me, you won't put it down." —John List, University of Chicago and author of The Why Axis


M. Todd Henderson discusses The Trust Revolution: How the Digitization of Trust Will Revolutionize Business and Government. Anup Malani will be joining him in conversationA Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

At the Co-op

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About the book: While conventional wisdom dictates that people's trust - in the government, in corporations, in each other - is at a historic low, the rise of the internet is offering new ways to rehabilitate and strengthen trust. Uber is probably the best example of a new company that, on the surface, allows individuals with smartphones to get rides with strangers, but at a deeper level is in the business of trust. In The Trust Revolution, M. Todd Henderson and Salen Churi trace the history of innovation and trust, linking companies such as Uber with medieval guilds, early corporations, self-regulatory organizations, and New-Deal era administrative agencies. This book should be read by anyone who wants to understand how trust - and its means of creation - has the potential not only to expand opportunities for human cooperation, but also to reduce the size and scope of government and corporate control over our lives.

About the author: M. Todd Henderson is the Michael J. Marks Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He has written dozens of articles and books on corporate law and regulation. He serves as an advisor to several start-up companies and a venture capital fund. Henderson has worked as an engineer, a law clerk, an appellate lawyer, and a management consultant.

About the interlocutor: Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, a Senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California, and an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics.

Malani is the co-founder and Faculty Director of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends teams of University of Chicago and foreign university graduates to work on innovative development projects with government officials in India and Brazil.


Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637