Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also the director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago and the founding director of the Center for Economic Analysis of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
His research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He has published extensively in major economic and financial journals. According to SSRN is the 10th most cited author in social sciences.
In 2003 he co-wrote with Raghu Rajan 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 Telegraph described as a “brilliant and important new book”. In 2004, Zingales received the Bernacer Prize for the best European young financial economist.