Luigi Zingales is a City Journal contributing editor and the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 1992. His scholarly research—spanning corporate governance to financial development, political economy to the economic effects of culture—has been published in major economic and financial journals. Zingales is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow at the European Governance Institute. He writes editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s most distinguished business daily, and for L’Espresso, a weekly magazine. Zingales serves on the board of Telecom Italia and on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Zingales is coauthor, with Raghuram Rajan, of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003), hailed by Bruce Bartlett as “one of the most powerful defenses of the free market ever written”; and the author of A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (2014). In 2003, he won the Bernácer Prize, awarded to Europe’s best young financial economist. In 2005–06, Zingales held the Taussig Research Professorship at Harvard University.
Zingales is cocreator, with Paola Sapienza, of the Financial Trust Index, which measures Americans’ level of trust in financial markets. He holds a B.A. in economics from Università Bocconi in Milan and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.