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Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

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Luigi Zingales, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, is Co-Host of the podcast Capitalisn’t.

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  1. The Right Industrial Policy Is Knowledge Policy
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    The Right Industrial Policy Is Knowledge Policy

    Jul 3, 2024 Tano Santos & Luigi Zingales outline a strategy for fostering the diffusion of innovation in a fragmented geopolitical environment.

  2. Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie
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    Burying the Laissez-Faire Zombie

    Dec 15, 2021 Luigi Zingales argues that the state-market dichotomy is a post-feudal relic that has come to serve vested interests.

  3. Democracy Before ESG
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    Democracy Before ESG

    Oct 28, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks that opposition to corporate dark money should be the first principle of responsible investing.

  4. Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It
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    Don't Break Up Social Media, Bifurcate It

    Aug 31, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the digital networking infrastructure should be separated from platforms’ editorial function.

  5. The Political Lessons of COVID-19
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    The Political Lessons of COVID-19

    Aug 6, 2021 Luigi Zingales thinks the pandemic highlights the need to develop an effective system of global governance.

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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.
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    What Labour Needs to Succeed

    Mariana Mazzucato & Sarah Doyle share lessons from other countries about how to implement an effective industrial strategy.

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