Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chicago Prof. Luigi Zingales To Deliver Raben Lecture Feb. 16


University of Chicago Professor Luigi Zingales will deliver the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship Lecture on Monday, February 16, at Yale Law School. His lecture is titled “The Future of Securities Regulation” and will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is free and open to the public.

Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He has been on the Booth School of Business faculty since 1992, studying the theory of the firm, the relation between organization and financing, and the going-public decision. He is also currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow of the European Governance Institute.

His research has earned him the 2003 Bernacer Prize for the best European young financial economist and the 2002 Nasdaq award for best paper in capital formation. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the American Economic Review. He is author, with Raghuram G. Rajan, of the book, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universita Bocconi in Italy and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School.