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Luigi G. Zingales (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi ddziŋˈɡaːles]; born February 8, 1963 in Padua, Italy, is a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the author of two widely-reviewed books. Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003) is a study of "relationship capitalism". In A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (2012), Zingales "suggests that channeling populist anger can reinvigorate the power of competition and reverse the movement toward a 'crony system'."
Zingales received a bachelor's degree in economics, from the Bocconi University in Milan. In 1992 he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the same year he joined the faculty of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he is the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. Zingales also serves as a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
In July 2012, Zingales took part in the 'No-Brainer Economic Platform' project of NPR's program Planet Money. He supported a six-part reform plan that involved eliminating all American income, corporate, and payroll taxes as well as the war on drugs and replacing the system with a broad consumption tax (including taxing formerly illegal substances).
- (with Raghuram G. Rajan), Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, Random House, New York, 2003.
- A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, Basic Books, New York, 2012 .
- Postrel, Virginia (December 4, 2003). "Economic Scene; Are open markets threatened more by a pro-business or by an antibusiness ideology?". The New York Times.
- "Nonfiction review". Publishers Weekly. April 23, 2012.
- Plender, John (April 15, 2012). "Nostalgia for the land of opportunity". The Financial Times.
- "Luigi Zingales". Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- "Committee on Capital Markets Regulation". Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- Bernácer Prize. For promoting economic research in Europe
- "The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
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