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Luigi Zingales 
Founding Director 
Center for Economic Analysis 

Economist Luigi Zingales is Founding Director of the PCAOB’s Center for Economic Analysis, which will study the role and relevance of the audit in capital formation and investor protection. 

While overseeing the center, Professor Zingales will maintain his position as the Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and the David G. Booth Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He joined the Booth faculty in 1992.

In addition to his position at the University, Professor Zingales is 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 Corporate Governance Institute. He also serves on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, which has been examining the legislative, regulatory, and legal issues affecting how public companies function. 

Professor Zingales' research has earned him the 2003 Bernácer Prize for the best young European financial economist, the 2002 NASDAQ award for best paper in capital formation, and a National Science Foundation Grant in economics. 

He received a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Università Bocconi in Italy in 1987 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992.