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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 Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
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    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
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    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
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    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
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    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
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    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.

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