Faculty & Research

Hal Weitzman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Hal Weitzman is executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Review and host of The Big Question, Booth's monthly video panel discussion series. He was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times from 2000 to 2012, the last seven years as a foreign correspondent in South America and Chicago. As well as the FT, his reporting has appeared in The Economist, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, Slate and Politico.

Hal's experience in South America formed the basis for his 2012 book, Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering. His time as a reporter in Chicago led him to write 'Chicago's Decade of Innovation, 1972-1982', a chapter covering the development of financial derivatives, which was published in the 2010 book Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth.

Hal grew up in Wales. He was an undergraduate at Leeds, gained a master's at Oriel College, Oxford, and was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

His interests include rugby, tea, and gardening.

 

2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2016 (Fall)
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2017 (Spring)

2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2017 (Fall)
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2018 (Winter)
38102 Persuasion II: Influence Through Narrative 2018 (Spring)

Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering. Wiley, February 2012 (link)

‘Chicago’s decade of innovation: 1972-1982’, in Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth (edited by Larry Harris), Oxford University Press, 2010 (link)

“Gangland Style: A map of Al Capone's Chicago offers a grisly but engaging tour of its time,” Intelligent Life, March/April 2014 (link)

“What Occupy Wall Street should have said: Five years after Lehman, four big ideas for fixing the global financial system,” Capital Ideas, Summer 2013 (link)

“What Occupy Wall Street should have said: Five years after Lehman, four big ideas for fixing the global financial system,” Capital Ideas, Summer 2013 (link)

 “And the Oscar comes from … : Far away from the glitz of Hollywood, the Chicago factory where the statuettes are created is fighting for its life,” Financial Times, February 24, 2012 (link)

“The last straw” (about the death of the Panama-hat industry in Ecuador), Financial Times, January 13, 2007 (link)


Interviews

Sam Zell, chairman, EGI: ‘I’m the fastest No in the west’, Financial Times, July 8, 2012 (link)

Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, “Wisconsin vote highlights US polarisation,” May 14, 2012 (link)

Don Wilson, founder, DRW Trading: “The unnatural communicator,” December 11, 2011 (link)

Terry Duffy, executive chairman, CME Group: “From bar to floor to boardroom,” October 16, 2011 (link)

James Lovell, Apollo 13 captain: “You look back at earth and ... you realise how insignificant we really all are,” April 1, 2011 (link)

George Buckley, CEO, 3M: “Man who turns Post-it notes into banknotes,” February 27, 2011 (link)

Jim Skinner, CEO, McDonald’s, “McDonald’s vows to keep it simple,” December 13, 2010 (link)

Jeff Sprecher, CEO, Intercontinental Exchange, “Lessons from a serial outsider,” November 30, 2010 (link)

Bill Brodsky, CEO, CBOE, “Trading chief guarding the options corner,” August 4, 2010 (link)

Doug Oberhelman, CEO, Caterpillar, “CEO who gets down and dirty,” July 18, 2010 (link)

Jeff Joerres, CEO, Manpower, “US groups wary of China strikes record,” July 2, 2010 (link)

Steve Roell, CEO, Johnson Controls, June 13, 2010 (link)

Jim Owens, CEO, Caterpillar, July 30, 2009 (link)

Hugh Grant, CEO, Monsanto, “Chasing a bigger yield,” June 14, 2009 (link)

Steven Levitt, University of Chicago economist: “An experimental approach to the right answers,” April 20, 2009 (link)

Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, “Mayor Daley well placed to be Democratic peacemaker,” April 30, 2008 (link)

Ollanta Humala, President of Peru, “Peru nationalist targets global mining groups,” March 29, 2006 (link)