Last spring, Bloomberg Beta and Bloomberg Opinion joined together to host a first-of-its-kind event in San Francisco — “Bloomberg Ideas.” The aim was to get a small group of experts together around a table to discuss the ways in which new technologies are shaping economic and political life around the world. These subjects are stubbornly immune to panel discussions, and so we decided to try to address them through two-hour conversations, led by Noah Feldman, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and, not incidentally, a professor of law at Harvard. The event was a success. We had nearly 100,000 live viewers across Facebook and Periscope.

We are excited to bring the show to New York City in October.

The columnists will meet on October 25 and 26, bringing their unique perspectives spanning technology, finance, politics, law, business, and economics. Our participants are Dina Bass, Leonid Bershidsky, Clive Crook,  Tyler Cowen, Justin Fox, Nir Kaissar, Matt Levine, Andy Mukherjee, Elaine Ou, Shira Ovide, Barry Ritholtz, Camila Russo, Noah Smith.

They’ll cover topics central to the technology industry: how government should (or shouldn’t) regulate technology, the economics of artificial intelligence, and the current state of cryptocurrencies.

We’ll also have a handful of guests in the audience, participating here and there in the conversation. Those guests will, themselves, be people with relevant expertise and a point of view. If you think we should consider you to attend, please click ‘Tell Us Why You Want to Join’ above.

You can also follow the conversation live by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

David Shipley, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Opinion
Karin Klein, Founding Partner, Bloomberg Beta


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Dina Bass

Bloomberg LP

Dina Bass is a Seattle-based technology reporter who has covered Microsoft since 1999 for Bloomberg News. She also writes about Seattle startups, cloud and artificial intelligence for both Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek. Since 2017, Bass has also served as Bloomberg’s Seattle bureau chief.

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Leonid Bershidsky

Bloomberg Opinion

Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering European politics and business. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website

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Tyler Cowen

Bloomberg Opinion

Tyler Cowen is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and writes for the blog Marginal Revolution. His books include “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.”

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Clive Crook

Clive Crook is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and writes editorials on economics, finance and politics. He was chief Washington commentator for the Financial Times, a correspondent and editor for the Economist and a senior editor at the Atlantic.

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Justin Fox

Bloomberg Opinion

Justin Fox is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering business. He was the editorial director of Harvard Business Review and wrote for Time, Fortune and American Banker. He is the author of “The Myth of the Rational Market.”

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Noah Feldman

Bloomberg Opinion

Noah Feldman is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. His books include “The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President.”

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Nir Kaissar

Bloomberg Opinion

Nir Kaissar is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering the markets. He is the founder of Unison Advisors, an asset management firm. He has worked as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell and a consultant at Ernst & Young.

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Matt Levine

Bloomberg Opinion

Matt Levine is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance. He was an editor of Dealbreaker, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and a clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

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Andy Mukherjee

Bloomberg Opinion

Andy Mukherjee is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services. He previously was a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He has also worked for the Straits Times, ET NOW and Bloomberg News.

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Elaine Ou

Bloomberg Opinion

Elaine Ou is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. She is a blockchain engineer at Global Financial Access in San Francisco. Previously she was a lecturer in the electrical and information engineering department at the University of Sydney.

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Shira Ovide

Bloomberg Opinion

Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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Barry Ritholtz

Bloomberg Opionion

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”

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Camila Russo

Bloomberg LP

Camila Russo is a markets and crypto reporter for Bloomberg. She’s currently writing a book on Ethereum with Harper Collins.

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Noah Smith

Bloomberg Opinion

Noah Smith is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and he blogs at Noahpinion.

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