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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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Sebastian Burca, Executive Director

Burca joined the Stigler Center in 2017 and was named Executive Director in 2023. During his tenure he served as an integral member of the team, overseeing programming, marketing, fundraising and strategic partnerships, and contributing to the success and expansion of key Center initiatives, such as the hallmark annual Antitrust and Competition Conference, ProMarket publication and Capitalisn’t podcast, among others. Prior to Chicago Booth, he served as Director of Corporate Programs for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and engagement in global affairs, where he developed and oversaw the strategic vision and implementation of programs relevant to corporate and business constituents. Burca holds a BA from DePaul University and an MA from Northwestern University, where he completed PhD coursework (ABD) in political science.

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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 editor 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
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Lorenzo Bruno

Bruno is a research professional at the Stigler Center. He holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Roma Tre and a MSc in Economics from the University of Tor Vergata. He previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Tor Vergata and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, studying Economic History topics like the birth of US elites and the relation between religion and immigrant assimilation. His research interests include Labor Economics, Political Economy and Microeconometrics.

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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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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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Shashank Singh

Singh graduated from IIT Kharagpur with an integrated BS-MS, majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics and Computing and a Micro-specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. During his undergrad, Singh worked as an RA with the DIME team at The World Bank, where his research was focussed on Law and Economics, Environmental Economics, with applications of NLP and ML. His research interests include Law and Economics, Industrial Organisation, Political Economy and Conflicts.

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