Professor Luigi Zingales
Luigi is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. In 2005-6 and again in 2014-15 he held the prestigious Taussig Research Professorship at Harvard University. In July 2015 he became the director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago. His research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He has published extensively in the major economics and financial journals. In 2003 he wrote with Raghu Rajan a book entitled Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, which has been acclaimed as “one of the most powerful defenses of the free market ever written.” In 2012 he wrote A Capitalism for the People, which the Financial Times described as a “stimulating essay on the nature of American capitalism and the issues that will determine the pace of America’s relative decline.” In 2004, Zingales received the Bernacer Prize for the best European young financial economist. In 2013 he was founding director of the Center for Economic Analysis of the PCAOB. In 2014 he served as President of the American Finance Association.