Leadership

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Luigi Zingales, Faculty Director

Zingales is the faculty director of the Stigler Center and the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at Chicago Booth. 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. He also wrote two best-selling books: Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003) with Chicago Booth’s Raghuram G. Rajan, and A Capitalism for the People (2012). In January 2018, he launched a new podcast, Capitalisn’t, about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today.

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Luigi Zingales, Faculty Director
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Robert H. Gertner, Faculty Advisory Board Member

Gertner is the Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance and the John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth. His research interests include strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises. He has published papers in numerous top scholarly journals and teaches courses in strategic decision-making, social entrepreneurship, and impact investing.

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Robert H. Gertner, Faculty Advisory Board Member
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Veronica Guerrieri, Faculty Advisory Board Member

Guerrieri is the Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar at Chicago Booth and the co-director of the Macroeconomics Research Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. She studies macroeconomics, labor and financial market frictions, search theory, dynamic contracting, and growth theory. She is a managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies and a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Economic Literature.

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Veronica Guerrieri, Faculty Advisory Board Member
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Raghuram G. Rajan, Faculty Advisory Board Member

Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. His research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. His most recent book is The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind (2019).

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Raghuram G. Rajan, Faculty Advisory Board Member
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Chris Wheat, Executive Director

Wheat is the executive director of the Stigler Center. Chris joined the Center from the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he served as Strategy and City Engagement director for the American Cities Climate Challenge. Before the Council, Wheat held several positions in the Office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, including Chief Sustainability Officer and Policy Chief. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Chris has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

Chris Wheat, Executive Director

Staff

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Sebastian Burca, Senior Associate Director - Partnerships, Programs, & Marketing

Burca is the senior associate director of the Stigler Center, where he oversees the programming and marketing strategy, and supports fundraising and strategic partnerships. A native of Transylvania, Romania, Burca holds a BA from DePaul University and an MA from Northwestern University, where he completed PhD coursework (ABD) in political science.

Sebastian Burca, Senior Associate Director - Partnerships, Programs, & Marketing
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Brooke Fox, ProMarket Managing Editor

Fox is the Managing Editor of ProMarket where she oversees strategy and production of the publication. After attaining undergraduate degrees in Finance and English, Brooke became a journalist for The Financial Times in New York City. She was a Stigler Center fellow in the inaugural class of Journalists in Residence.

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Filippo Lancieri, Research Fellow

Lancieri is a research fellow at the Stigler Center. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich and an associate aditor of the Journal of Competition Law and Economics. He obtained his JSD and LLM at the University of Chicago Law School. His research interests include antitrust, data protection and the political economy of regulation more broadly. Filippo’s work has appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Antitrust Law Journal and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, among others.

Filippo Lancieri, Research Fellow

Research Professionals

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Utsav Gandhi

Gandhi is a research professional with the Stigler Center, where he oversees the strategy and execution of all external facing communications and marketing initiatives, and supports research projects on political economy. A native of Mumbai, India, Gandhi holds a BSc from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MPP from The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where he completed extensive coursework in technology policy and digital media.

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Joshua Levy

Levy is a research professional at the Stigler Center. As an undergraduate, he studied international political economy and mathematics at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Levy's research interests include political economy, trade, and migration. Formerly, he was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Thomas Malthouse

Malthouse is a research professional at the Stigler Center. He holds a BA in physics from Reed College and is finishing a MSc in economics from the University of Freiburg. Previously, Malthouse worked as a research assistant at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, studying bureaucratic dynamics and collusion in procurement. His research interests include political economy, post-Soviet development, and the civil service.


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Federico Marciano

Marciano is a research professional at the Stigler Center. He has a BSc in Management and a MSc in Economics, both from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Italy. His research interests lie in the intersection of economics and finance.

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