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.

Academic Areas

  • Behavioral Science

Selected Publications

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
38102 Persuasion II: Influence Through Narrative 2023 (Spring)
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2022 (Autumn)
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2023 (Winter)
38101 Persuasion: Effective Business Communication 2023 (Summer)

2022 Executive Education Schedule

  Program Title  
  The Advanced Management Program Learn More
  The Executive Program for Prospective CFOs Learn More
  Global Leadership Institute  Learn More
  The Accelerated Development Program  Learn More
  Effective Business Communication: Master Persuasion and Influence Learn More